President’s Cup Winners

After coming back in the last two minutes of overtime and winning the penalty shootout in the semi-finals, Max’s soccer team resoundingly won the President’s Cup final to become the 2023 Virginia Youth Soccer Association State Champions in the U12 Boys group! Congrats to the entire team and their coaches for this fantastic tournament weekend! With this win, it’s now off to Philadelphia in June for the 2023 U.S. Youth Soccer’s President’s Cup

Four Thousand Weeks (2021)

Used our beach vacation to finish another book my friend and colleague Jorge Rivera had recently recommended: “Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals” by Oliver Burkeman. This time-management book is profoundly skeptical of time-management advice while, at the same time, providing some real food for thought about life’s priorities. In a nutshell: Life is short. Most of us get on average about 4,000 weeks. So what are you going to do with that time?

The Extended Mind (2021)

Just finished reading “The extended mind: The power of thinking outside the brain” by Annie Murphy Paul. Fascinating discussion of state-of-the art research on why and how we do (and should!) use our body for thinking; how our physical surroundings impact our thought processes; and how to capitalize on our social relationships to improve our thinking. Check out Adam Grant’s podcast to hear the author provide an insightful summary of the book.