From Debt to Wealth & Mobility

A couple years ago I was in a lot of debt. (Maybe $35k is not a lot for you, but was a helluva lot for me!) Since then I’ve been lucky enough to have decent work and to pay off all my credit cards, tax penalties, vehicle loan, etc. I’m very grateful to have had […]

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How to Estimate Risk & other stuff

If you have a goal that you want to succeed at, first know what “done” looks like. What will be measurably different in the world? Sounds simple, and it can be. People like to skip this step, and it is unskippable if you’re estimating any project/budget/outcome/whatever. So define done or do not pass go or […]

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Salvation of the Boomers

Want right institutional wrongs? Offer the wrongdoers absolution. Ask yourself: do I seek to punish for past sins or to build for a better future? If you’re serious about making a brighter day, get on with it — without casting more shadows. Forgiveness can be the greatest tool. Separating emotions (hate, ignorance, fear, shame, greed, etc.) […]

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Kickstarters in Spaaaaaaace!

The year that I was born, Carl Sagan (the pre Neil Degrasse Tyson “Cosmos” guy) had this to say about a solar wind powered spacecraft: Now, almost 40 years later, it finally really exists! The first test mission just successfully completed last week, and I was one of the folks eagerly tuning into the press conferences […]

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D-Day (Decision Day) arrives:

Decision Day is here. I’m up early. I’m excited! My taxes cancel my out my bank balance. I have no job. I have no fear, and a whole lot of freedom. About a month ago I decided that I would give myself some extra time to see what I wanted to do with this year. I […]

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