richtaveras.com – New Blog Layout

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I haven’t been very active in the last two years (for several reasons), but I’ve made a push to refresh the layout of the blog with the intention of getting started again. The shiny new layout is the result of transitioning over to a self-hosted WordPress site from my prior site, which I built using Python/Django. Making the transition...

Time

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I just finished "The 48 Laws of Power," which - as a former hater of learning history - I have learned to love the lessons that history can provide. As my next challenge, I've started reading Meditations by Marcus Aurelius recently to continue challenging myself to learn more from the books ...

My Experience at TEDx

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On February 4th, 2010, I had the opportunity to attend the TEDxBigApple event in Manhattan. As expected, the all day event was truly inspirational and seemed to have an energy about it. In order to attend, each person was required to submit an application and I was lucky enough to ...

My Q2 2012 fitness mission

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I typically don't task myself with a New Year's resolution, especially given the fact that resolutions are like diets: they always end up being temporary. Like clockwork, the gym is packed for the first one and a half months of the year, with only the regulars continuing to go for ...