It’s June 30th, and I’ve now realized a month has passed since I published my last post, and I’ve also realized the year is over half over.  I’ve been writing a lot, but nothing complete that I’m ready to publish.  However, I do have a few updates I want to share.

The domain has moved from pjkdirect.com to patjk.com.  Patjk.com will be the new permanently URL for the blog.  Additionally, I’ve merged the old FB page with the new one, which you can find at facebook.com/pjkblog. The goal of the group (which links to my Twitter and G+ page) is to share articles, videos, reads, etc. that I find interesting.  It leaves a nice reference to look back on, and also lets others follow what I’m reading.  I follow many people who do similar things on Twitter and their sharing has been valuable to me.

The last month has seen some big business changes on my end.  I’ve had to deal with a lot of issues involving property rights infringements, payment processing issues, and at the same time launching a few new projects. It has been an interesting month to say the least.

I moved back to Bangkok 2 months ago, and have been hosting friends for much of that time.  Last week was my first full week without hosting someone since I’ve arrived, and I decided to do a water fast. It deserves an entire post on its own, but here are a few links if you’re interested:
http://thequantifiedbody.net/water-fasts-as-a-potential-tactic-to-beat-cancer/
http://hub.jhu.edu/magazine/2012/summer/dont-feed-your-head
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-year-new-understandin/
http://drmirkin.com/public/ezine022612.html
http://www.naturalhealth365.com/natural_healing/brain-power.html

The basics of it is that I basically ate no food and only drank water for 5 days straight.  The first 2-3 days were very difficult, and I felt horrendous, but the last 2 were much better.  It was an interesting experience and I do plan to do another one again in the future. The benefits (as linked above) are profound, and I would recommend you research it yourself.

Lastly, I’ve read a few books in the last month, namely Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, and A Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris.  Both pretty good books, and I’m currently reading The End of Faith by Sam Harris, as well as Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Below are a few reads/watches/listens from around the web I found interesting this month:

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