"life" Tag Archive

October 14, 2015 » Time

Over dinner, my 11-year old nephew, Elliott, felt inspired to write. This is what he shared: Time is what makes the universe age. It is what makes us grow up and pass away. You cannot stop it or go back in it. Time is not good or bad. It is time. Nothing else. Time will […]

October 4, 2015 » Make Something. Don’t Be Nice.

I’m a private person. Over the years, I’ve found a nice balance between living and working openly while maintaining personal boundaries. I’m consistently surprised by the benefits of being selectively open and vulnerable in public. My Photo-A-Day project has pushed these boundaries. On the one hand, I’m not that excited by how much I’ve shared […]

June 19, 2015 » Serendipity

Exactly one year ago today, I was on a plane back home to San Francisco, some combination of grumpy and elated. I was exploring the possibility of doing some work with the RE-AMP Network and had made the last-minute decision to attend its annual meeting in Chicago. I was busy and stressed from other work, […]

February 6, 2015 » Obama: Keeping It About the Work

President Barack Obama on the time he felt most broken, from his interview with Humans of New York: I first ran for Congress in 1999, and I got beat. I just got whooped. I had been in the state legislature for a long time, I was in the minority party, I wasn’t getting a lot […]

January 31, 2015 » To Practice Any Art Is a Way to Make Your Soul Grow

From Kurt Vonnegut’s September 22, 2003 speech at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (via Richa Agarwal): I realize that some of you may have come in hopes of hearing tips on how to become a professional writer. I say to you, “If you really want to hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to […]

September 11, 2014 » Seasons

It was almost 80 degrees and humid when I arrived in Minneapolis earlier this week. Two days later, summer had taken an about face. This morning was in the mid-40s, sunny, and clear. As I left my hotel, I felt the brisk air wash over me, and I was reminded of something I hadn’t felt […]

March 26, 2014 » Lessons from the NBA on Life, Learning, and Navigating Power

Ten months ago, as I was in the midst of figuring out my next chapter, I wrote a blog post about legendary basketball coach, Phil Jackson. I expressed chagrin at how a man like Phil Jackson was essentially being put out to pasture. He was getting coaching offers, but he had made it clear that […]

March 21, 2014 » My First Tweet

Posted on February 11, 2008 at 12:12pm: Pondering lunch. — Eugene Eric Kim (@eekim) February 11, 2008 Story of my life. Who says I’m not profound? Find yours.

February 15, 2014 » Making Hard Choices

Earlier this week, a familiar foe reared its ugly head: irritability. Every little thing was annoying me, and I found myself wanting to snap at people. It’s something I used to feel constantly at my previous job, but that I haven’t felt in quite some time. Back then, I wasn’t taking care of myself, and […]

December 31, 2013 » 2013 Progress Report on Balance and Impact

I went on a five-mile run last week with my little sister. She considers five miles a “short” run. I consider it long, but that’s not what made our little excursion remarkable. What made it remarkable was that this run came at the end of the year. I even felt pretty good afterward. I’ve been […]

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