Monthly Archives: July 2017

July 31, 2017 – This Too Shall Pass

I have often reepeated this phrase in times of difficulty and trials, but recently saw it in a different and somewhat sadder light. For contextual purposes, I have been at a conference this week at a location I have visited … Continue reading

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July 30, 2017 Vacation

Sorry this post is late. I’ve already begged mercy from my coauthors. You see my family and I spent sixteen hours driving home from vacation last night and I simply forgot to post after getting home late and unpacking in … Continue reading

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July 29, 2017 – Fun With Words

As mentioned before, the three coauthors are all former Russian interpreters so we all love language. I stumbled across this list recently and thought it would be fun to share here. It’s a list of nine insults we should all … Continue reading

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July 28, 2017 – What’s in a Name?

I just finished Neil Gaiman’s book Norse Mythology and I can recommend it highly to anyone interested in the subject. Neil Gaiman does a wonderful job of retelling the history of the Norse gods and his book reminded me that … Continue reading

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July 26, 2017 – Modern Cassandras

Last week at the U.S. governors’ conference, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX warned the audience, “AI is a fundamental (and) existential risk for human civilization.” He’s not the only very smart and tech savy CEO or scientist that’s saying … Continue reading

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July 26, 2017 – Of Swords and Strength

I have been reading a bit in sword-making lately since a friend of mine recently retired and had been a blacksmith and now had the time to pursue it more frequently. He was telling me about the various difference in … Continue reading

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July 25, 2017 – Point of View

This is a short post today and I have written about this before, but my wife sent me a link to a perfect example of the concept.  Your point of view many times determines your attitude, which ultimately determines your … Continue reading

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July 24, 2017 – Look a Gift Horse In the Mouth

Yes, you read that right. I know the standard version of that phrase is “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.” My experience has taught me not to take that advice. Think about it for a minute and I … Continue reading

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July 23, 2017 – We’re All Human

This post builds on Friday’s post by my coauthor about Raising Good Humans. The phrase “we’re all human” is often used to refer to our fallibility, but that’s not where I’m going with this post. This quote from Albert Einstein … Continue reading

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July 22, 2017 – Lost in Minutiae

“The Most common form of human stupidity is forgetting what we wanted to accomplish”, Friedrich Nietzsche. Looking back at the projects I’ve began and did not complete usually leads me to one or two primary causes. More than any other … Continue reading

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