The Filament Blog

Your Heroes Are Trying To Tell You Something Nov 30, 2022

I woke up early one Saturday morning to the soft beeping of my Timex watch. I quickly silenced it and stayed still, listening to hear if my little brother had woken up in the bunk below. Hearing...

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I Stopped Doing Personal Development - Here’s Why Nov 17, 2022

For most of my life I’ve been interested in what I used to call “self-improvement” or “personal development.” I believed that people were like Pokémon,...

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Free Up Your Bandwidth Nov 09, 2022

Have you ever been using your phone when suddenly it becomes uncharacteristically sluggish? You check the battery, but you’re still good with 23% so you check to see if you have a software...

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Do I Need to Walk to Be Happy? Oct 25, 2022

There is a giant billboard I pass whenever I travel into Salt Lake City. It features a woman with tight brown bouncy curls and a vibrant white-toothed smile, her arms thrown up in the air. She...

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"That sucks" - but does it? Oct 17, 2022

My mom and I zigzagged up the road through Great Cottonwood Canyon, the air getting cooler as Salt Lake City grew tiny in the distance behind us. The fall colors were peaking and we took turns...

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The Filament Jul 20, 2022

Do you know what I like about blogs? You don’t just scroll past a blog. You have to go looking for it. There is something about that fact that makes writing this feel more intimate than...

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