Low Tech Kindness

There’s a big problem that we need to talk about. About how we’re more connected and “social” than ever before, how the world is now smaller, flatter, more pizza pie than tilted marble. But we’re still lonely, maybe even more depressed. How can this be? Be A Pal I recently heard a story about a……

Personal Magnetism

I believe in personal magnetism. In that “know it when you see it” quality of a person to magnetically charge another individual, group, or even an entire world. To light them up with electricity. To give them goosebumps. To make them shine. I believe in that. Because I’ve seen it. We all have. Even if……

Ampersands of Time

Every tale starts with an origin story. This is mine. But first, a question (and a few follow-ups): If your life was a movie, would you pay to watch it? What role would you play: Hero, villain, supporting character, or extra? Who wrote the screenplay? Who directed it? Was it you? I have always been……

Play the Long Game

We overestimate what we can accomplish in one day. And we underestimate what we can accomplish in one year. Have you heard that? What do you think you could accomplish in a century? Ladies & Gentlemen Remember that song, Wear Sunscreen? It was a commencement speech set to music offering the Class of 1999 advice on life.……

Small Pieces of Infinity

If it went another way, I’d be on a mountain somewhere. On an island or peninsula. Contemplating, meditating, practicing sweet nunchaku moves, or doing whatever it is that monks do. If it went another way. I don’t say that romantically or wistfully; it’s just, in my heart, a certainty. I’ve always viewed the world at……

Singularitan

This is going to be a road trip post. An outlier. A side quest. About an issue I’m equal parts fascinated and troubled by. Come with? Impossible Questions What happens at the end of forever? When the irresistible force meets the immovable object? When infinity meets zero? In about 30 years or so, give or take……