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<time datetime="2023-07-02 00:00:00 &#43;0700 &#43;07">2 July 2023</time><span class="px-2 text-primary-500">&middot;</span><span>633 words</span><span class="px-2 text-primary-500">&middot;</span><span title="Reading time">3 mins</span>

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Updated August 28th, 2023 from my home in Phnom Penh. It’s the middle of the rainy season here. Rainy, hot, and humid.

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Family #

Activities & projects with my daughter #

My daughter is unschooled. I like to help her follow her interests, so this is an area where I research, read, and spend time with her.

Moving #

Finished moving. Just need to organize knicknacks now.

Mom’s visit #

My mom will be coming to visit from Mexico in a couple of weeks. It’s been more than 5 years since we saw her and we’re looking forward to it.

Business #

Company organization, BD & collateral, back of house #

These next months I’ll be focusing on our KPR’s, online business development, SOP’s, hiring, training, and supervising new staff.

Personal #

Fitness #

After a couple of months of undisciplined exercise, I have restarted. Two days the first week, four days the second week, hopefully back to 5 or 6 this week. I’m also joining a “yoga for martial arts” course which should have an interesting focus on hip opening exercises.

There’s a yoga teacher course starting in a couple of months that I’m thinking whether I’d like to take. I’ve thought for a while that it could be a plan B for later in life. Worst case scenario, I can teach yoga as an old man, stay in shape, and earn some money. Best case scenario, I can teach yoga as an old man, stay in shape, and earn some money. Sounds like a good plan B.

Blog #

I’ve managed to write 14 posts in the last couple of months. I’ll try to keep it up.

Books #

Currently Reading or Working With

I haven’t opened a book in the past two months. It was just too hectic with the move and I also didn’t feel like it.

  • One Peaceful World Cookbook by Alex Jack & Sachs Karo

    • Wonderful macrobiotic vegan recipes. I have tried a dozen of them so far and none have disappointed.
  • Smart Choices by John Hammond, et al.

    • Interesting premise.
  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution by McPherson et al.

    • Reading this as a sequel to Christina Wodtke’s Radical Focus, which I enjoyed.
  • The Unschooled Unmannual by John Holt

    • Interesting observations on the way children learn.
Recently Finished
  • The Art of Living by S. N. Goenka

    • I Read this as a preparation for a 10 (12 actually) day silent meditation retreat. Interesting book. Interesting retreat. Somewhat cultist, but gave me interesting takeaways. The book by itself may not be interesting without the retreat.
  • On Being a Teacher by Jonathan Kozol

    • Pleasingly subversive reading. Although the target readership are teachers, it was a worthwhile book to read as a parent with an unschooled child as well.
  • Tools for Conviviality by Ivan Illich

    • A thought-provoking book. Read it for the second time as I thought I needed a refresher.
  • How Children Learn by John Holt

    • Interesting read.
  • Patria 1 by Paco Ignacio Taibo II

    • Mexican mid 19th century history by a left wing intellectual. An interesting read and part one of a three part series.
  • Chants of a Lifetime: Searching for a Heart of Gold by Krishna Das

    • I love to listen to his chants. The book did not disappoint. Krishna Das is a man of true devotion.
  • Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita by Ram Dass

    • I have a nuanced relationship with the thoughts of Ram Dass. Interesting guy. We don’t see eye-to-eye on everything, but I enjoy reading him. His thoughts on vegetarianism on this book are disappointing, to put it mildly.
  • The Surrender Experiment and The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

    • Really enjoyed reading both of these books.

(This is a Now page. Thanks to Derek Sivers for the idea)