Archives for December 2016

Mind Over Aging

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.

What I Learned Last Week

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.

When Love is Seen as Hate

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

My Top 5 Books for 2016

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.

For Suspension of Disbelief Dial 555-1234

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

Grateful as F**k

It’s time to focus a little more on gratitude, and I’ve got the perfect opportunity.

If You Were Taught What They Were Taught…

What we believe often boils down to nothing more than a quirk of where we were born and how we were raised.

The Illusion of Knowledge

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”

Exercise is Work. Work? Now That’s Fun!

Several years ago in a business meeting of some sort the topic of health came up. The conversation, as it so often does, circled around to the topic of the importance of regular exercise. The stereotype of a computer geek spending all of his or her time at a desk is not that far from […]

You Are Not Your Customer

One of my earliest lessons, and one that I periodically need to re-learn: my customers aren’t like me.

The Power of Profanity

Being easily offended simply by someone’s choice of words you consider to be profane give them control you could otherwise keep.

Bagpipes in the Rain

One of my earliest memories.

Everyone is Not Your Customer

Fishermen don’t go fishing for just any old creature that will take their bait, and neither should you.

We Get Our Information From Headlines

Filtering by headline and brief scanning makes sense, but it doesn’t mean you’re “informed”.