A few weeks back I went to put a load of laundry in the dryer, and the machine refused to cooperate. The motor started up, but as soon as I released the start button, it cut off. I did what I do most of the… Read More
It’s Wake-Up Time Sprout: (muffled from upstairs) Hooray! Dramatic, rapid thumping as she runs out of her room and down the stairs. Me: Good morning! What’s so exciting? Sprout: My clock is green! Sprout proceeds to gallop around the house cheering. Me: Can I have a… Read More
Although sometimes I wonder if I’m having too much fun with them. Case in point:
It’s a new mantra I’m trying on, because I have a lot of ideas, and sometimes they get lost in the shuffle. Between this year’s re-reading of David Allen’s Getting Things Done and checking out Cal Newport’s Deep Work, one of the recurring themes was… Read More
There are billions upon billions of planets in the observable universe. Most are inhospitable to life. They’re in the wrong position relative to the nearest star, they have the wrong atmosphere, or their surface doesn’t have the right component elements. Out of all those potential… Read More
What makes somebody a bricklayer or a rock thrower. What it means to be one or the other.
I ponied up the money for a mechanical keyboard. I get it. People buy in, hook, line, and sinker to this craze the way marketing used to tell kids shoes would make you run faster and jump higher. But it’s genuinely pleasant. Does having a… Read More