Bird by Bird

Occasionally things can become overwhelming. Tasks may appear too large to begin. This, naturally, isn’t correct. Every journey starts with one step, etc.. My wife recently pointed me to the Fantastic passing by Anne Lamott which places it another way: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at that time, was… Continue reading Bird by Bird

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The Friendly Wake-up Call

Last year around this timeI had a leading medical scare that shook me quite hard. The facts do not matter, however, the takeaway was that later I felt blessed to haven’t had a more severe problem, despite having a poor situation that was completely preventable. It turned out to be a wake-up telephone. Last weekI… Continue reading The Friendly Wake-up Call

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Getting Right for What’s to Come

Fred and Albert simply posted their yearly posts on predictions and problems to undertake for the forthcoming decade. Both are great, and considering all that we’ll have to do to in the coming decade is both inspiring and intimidating. Before I could even think about these kinds of things and how to approach them, I Want to Appear on the private side… Continue reading Getting Right for What’s to Come

Setting up a system

Like most people, I’ve fought through the years to develop a organizational/productivity system is effective for me. Disclaimer: I don’t have it down perfectly, and’m not asserting guru status. However, I do have a couple items that have worked fairly nicely, and I’ve noticed several things that others do this appear to function, so I’ll… Continue reading Setting up a system

Getting hands-on

One of my favourite things to do is get my hands into some thing and work out how it works, whether that is a program, or a gadget, or a home. By way of instance, over the last few months I have been renovating our basement, turning an unfinished, dank storage space to a playroom… Continue reading Getting hands-on

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Suffering, self, and service

The Pittsburgh attacker spent plenty of time on social networking websites that stoked his fear, anger and isolation. I think about the net a good deal, and while the world wide web has the capability to help us form a better comprehension of how”we” (global humanity), it may also cultivate a strong sense of”them” (the… Continue reading Suffering, self, and service

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Trauma

Just about two decades back, my wife’s parents were struck by a truck when crossing the street. Wonderful in that two individuals who were on the verge of death after the accident are still with us (her mom particularly has had a miraculous if imperfect recovery from a shockingly awful head injury) — and also fantastic in… Continue reading Trauma

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Fear

I’ve been helping my son, who’s in 4th grade, together with his mathematics — especially, multiplication. He feels like he’s a little bit behind, so we’re working on it so he can get more comfy. It’s going well now — we’ve become a routine of spending 15 minutes per night doing a worksheet or a… Continue reading Fear

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Finding your discomfort zone

I’ve been down in DC the past couple of weeks, among other things, speaking to lawmakers and regulators about cryptonetworks and cryptocurrencies. Included in that, I have been spending plenty of time with lawyers — especially securities lawyers — getting into depth on issues such as the definition of an”investment contract” and case law such… Continue reading Finding your discomfort zone

A bigger container

An idea I Enjoy from Zen Buddhism is becoming a Larger Container. My understanding of the idea is that: There are a good deal of difficult/bad/sad/scary things happening in the world, which range from serious global problems, war, famine, terrorism, etcto matters in your city such as homelessness or joblessnes; to matters on your loved ones,… Continue reading A bigger container