Be Honest

Let's be honest. Five weeks ago, according to one of the many spreadsheets which rules my life and tells me what to do because waking up each day without an extensive and comprehensive list of what I'm supposed to do is a scary concept, I should have published a post called "Be Honest." It was, again, according to the spreadsheet of wonders that I made sufficiently long ago that I can pretend it was made by someone who had a better plan for this blog than I do, supposed to be about how it doesn't matter what we make, as long as it's honest. I even made the header picture. Well, I got the picture from someone who took a picture of paintbrushes and I put a caption on it and I uploaded it to a draft post. Sufficiently honest enough yet? Well...

Mushrooms Rock!

Alright, alright, cut it out.  Not those ones.  I mean probably.  Not.  Maybe. ....Stop it! Anywho, mushrooms are about the coolest non-Sciurinae multicellular organisms that this world has to offer.  And I have concrete proof. They can be used to clean up toxic chemicals, because of course they're magic. Mushrooms are honest to goodness the…

5 More Minutes! Oversleeping Exhausts Us

I don't know about you, but I'm certainly guilty as hell of oversleeping, hitting the snooze button, and committing extensive and rather egregious internal justifications for squeezing in just one more minute of sleeping in, regardless of whether or not I can really afford it in my schedule...

Wednesday Winddown: Lost in Space

Sometimes in order to chill out, you've got to look up to the stars and maybe try to hitch a ride to whatever comet David Bowie grabbed a hold of back in the day. I've kept a playlist on my phone for a while called, so thoughtful, "Space Stuff." If you want to blast off to space with me for a while, check out the playlist below. Or if you want to give your seven year old self some nightmares, get into a time machine, de-age however many years that would be, and watch that version of "Lost in Space" with the CGI spider monster that was nothing short of terrifying before we knew whether CGI was realistic enough to actually count as scary.

How to Speed Read

I've known for many years that I can read at a significantly faster pace than is perhaps average when necessary.  However, I can recognize in my own reading, as backed up by literature, that there is a trade off between reading comprehension and speed that eventually becomes problematic...

There’s A Shark In The Pool

When I was a kid, I used to imagine that there was a shark in the pool. Well, I should qualify that statement: when I was the first person in the pool, I used to look into the pool and objectively know it was empty. I also would objectively know that a body of water that size could hide jellyfish, sharks, or the occasional moray eel. Or stingray. Or whatever else lives in the ocean and tries to eat at you...

“The Decision Book” by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler: Nonfiction Book Review

"The Decision Book" by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler is a book of what they describe as "fifty models for strategic thinking." I came across it, as one does, at an airport, and picked it up for some light reading before a flight. While it does in fact deliver on its tag line, I have some difficulties with the book.

Wednesday Winddown: People Are People

I really like AJJ (the band formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad). Alternating funny, smartly socially commentating, and emotionally heavy hitting, they are for me one of the best folk (/folk punk) acts around. This week's Wednesday Winddown playlist is inspired by their songs "People," "People Ii: The Reckoning," and "People II 2: Still Peoplin'", because god I love some people sometimes, because people are the greatest things that happen. Check it out and chill out, won't you?