More gory days than glory

I’ve always enjoyed Calvin and Hobbes. I think like Calvin and I aspire to act like Hobbes. In reality many of my attitudes and beliefs about life are reflected in the dry and sarcastic humor of Bill Watterson’s comic. I collect Calvin and Hobbes comic books: the art is stimulating; the storytelling is inspired and... Continue Reading →

Planning – Week 2, 2017

Planning Since I've been getting a bit of good natured mocking from friends I wanted to give everyone an update on my goals and planning project. First of all, my goal of only looking at email twice a day between Monday and Friday has been a mostly excellent and well received change. I also successfully... Continue Reading →

Success and nuclear war

What defines success for you? Recently, I turned forty-seven and stumbled upon a thought experiment that made me mentally - and physically - ill. It was humbling and disturbing. As I was contemplating this reaction, I was reminded of a quote misattributed to Einstein, "You cannot solve a problem with the same level of knowledge... Continue Reading →

Ten and poor

Recently, I sat for a few hours talking to a 98-year-old woman about her experiences in a small rural Wisconsin town. The woman is amazing and still sharp as a tack. For over 25 years she owned a grocery store in this town and every summer she and her husband extended credit to the local... Continue Reading →

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