Regrets

Regrets

One of the best things about being 65 is the full set of experiences I have to look back on. That includes what I regret and what I don’t. I don’t know if these would be the same for you, but they’re at least worth considering. I regret all the people I treated badly, even…

A Gödelian meta-sign, or, Do you follow your own advice?

A Gödelian meta-sign, or, Do you follow your own advice?

On my daily walk yesterday I saw this sign: This was on a weird little plot of ground at a high-traffic intersection. And indeed, unlike everywhere else along the road in Portland, this patch featured no signs for the upcoming election, gutter cleaning, martial arts classes or anything else. So I guess it was working….

The unknown
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The unknown

You can spend your life avoiding the unknown. You will fail. Or you can embrace it fully — but not recklessly. In 1995, I faced the unknown. I was hired as a technology analyst. I had no idea if I could actually do the job. I thought, “I have enough trouble analyzing the prospects of…

The easily excited editor
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The easily excited editor

I think the reason I like editing is that I’m so curious and easily excited. I’ve edited books on cybersecurity, medical cures, networking, customer experience, disruption, AI, clear communication, data, ethical management, personal productivity, the future of transportation, and financial advising. Plus two memoirs, one of a musician and public speaker and the other of…

Tantalizing

Tantalizing

This connection I have with the object of my desire is so amazing. Every day it’s something new. Maybe you feel the same way. Sometimes it feels like you’re just out of sync. Like you have nothing in common. But you learn from what isn’t working, and change your approach. If you try enough new…