So, you know my life mission, right? My life mission of the moment, that is. I don’t think I have enough hubris, right now, to think that this life mission will always be my life mission. (Though honestly, I can only imagine it being similar.) It’s something like this: To stay engaged. To fill my [...]
I’ve been migrating my mail to Google Apps, and watching mail download into the new account is amazing. I started using Gmail in September 2005 (apparently!) and seeing Google drop sheaves of old mail into my new inbox is like watching my life fall past—or having a scrubber bar. There’s 2005. There’s something new, something [...]
This morning while searching for something to listen to while I showered, I stumbled on a TED Talk by Martin Seligman, the author of a book called Learned Optimism that I’d been looking at fairly recently. I thought, hmm, why not? And I put it on. (There’s a sidenote here about the sheer glee it [...]
It sounds like reverse productivity porn, but actually it’s more literal than you’re expecting. Unless you know about my knee injury, of course, in which case you’re either cackling in amusement or groaning in pain. I’ll take either, it’s all good. ;}
(Originally written for Social Work prn.) There isn’t anything in the world that forces you to be quite as mindful as a knee injury. Okay, I might be wrong—but since I have a knee injury, I feel comfortable making that vast, sweeping statement. My chiropractor told me the pain I had to watch out for [...]
(Originally written for Social Work prn.) I’m reading Cory Doctorow’s Makers as a free digital ebook on my iPhone—truly a state of bliss for me—and I’ve just gotten to the part where he makes me really shake in my boots. Not in fear, not anxiety, not exactly. This shaking in my boots is a precursor [...]
Watch this through to the end. Do not be confused by the cant of his closing: This message applies to Stanford grads, kindergarten grads, recluses on mountaintops, people with wristwatches, and everyone in between.