Travel Ease

This post runs the risk of becoming one of those “old man” posts … the kind where some old fart expresses wonder at the current state of something-or-other, and then compares that with the way things used to be. You know, posts of the “walked uphill both ways”, or “kids today don’t know how good they have it” kind.

I’ll try to make this more about the former (wonder), and less of the later (kids these days). 🙂

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The Mug

The Mug

A fear of loss can prevent us from taking action. That, in and of itself, is another – perhaps greater – loss.

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Do The Work

Do The Work

Calls to action are great as far as they go. But do the work to confirm they’re actually accurate before acting or passing them along.

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Finding Comfort In People

People

Low level anxiety over current events has produced an odd side-effect: a desire to be around people.

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Kindness & Good News

Spend Kindness Like It's Money And Pretend You're a Millionaire

As always, positivity is buried beneath the news of the day – and yet it’s needed now more than ever.

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When is a Lie Not a Lie?

False

“I do not think it means what you think it means.”

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My Day as a Race Car Driver

ProFormance Racing School AM Skills & PM Lapping

I’d gotten a new car and I wanted to explore some of its limits, as well as my own. I also wanted to do so in ways that are frowned upon when driving city streets. The result was a day at the ProFormance Racing School. No, it wasn’t about racing, per se. It was more about […]

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Re-living and Pre-living

Past, Present, and Future

One of the things that mindfulness (to use the currently popular term) focuses on is what’s happening now. It’s really nothing more than another way to say “pay attention!” – to yourself, to the world around you, to what you’re thinking and feeling right now. “In the moment”, as they say. Some time ago I […]

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Anger: What’s The Point?

Anger

I’ve never really understood the point of anger in otherwise rational people.

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Dealing With Persistent Malaise

Burnt Out

When it comes to the state of the world, to the state of politics, to the state of our leadership, I’m lost, I’m frustrated, I’m stuck, I’m a little afraid, and I don’t know what to do about it.

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Now What?

Women's March Washington, DC USA

Yesterday’s Women’s March left me with a question.

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The Voice Recorder I Want

Voice Recorder

I love my mobile phone, but there’s an important task that I can’t use it for, so I’m stuck carrying a second device with me.

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The Probability of Understanding Stastics

Bell Curve & Coffee

People have a hard time with large numbers, small numbers, probability, and statistics. My father was a classic example.

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Baby You Can Drive My Car

Autonomous Car

Fully autonomous driving technology is on the horizon. People’s acceptance of it? Perhaps not so much.

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Put Your Money Where Your Mind Is

The News

We need to support media with our attention and our dollars, or risk continuing to sink further into clickbait nation.

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Mind Over Aging

Whee!!!

My fascination with technology and mental stimulation are two ways that I hope to keep my mind as bright and active as long as possible.

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What I Learned Last Week

Distractions

Our always-on, always-connected world grabs our attention like a drug, and it’s easy to become addicted. And like any addiction, important things can suffer.

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When Love is Seen as Hate

Love / Hate

Love misinterpreted as hate is sad. In an increasingly intolerant world, there’s a lot of misinterpretation going around.

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My Top 5 Books for 2016

Reading

I read more than I thought in 2016. Here are the top five books I’ve encountered this year, along with a few more mentions.

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For Suspension of Disbelief Dial 555-1234

Hacker

Fictional IP addresses, like fictional phone numbers, can often break our suspension of disbelief when watching television or movies.

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