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Judging a day by the weather

It seems more productive to judge tomorrow by something more relevant, useful and in our control than whether or not it’s raining, doesn’t it? We can judge a day by how many tools we get to use, how many people are open to hearing from us, how many problems are available to be solved. Weather, […]

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What are you drawn to?

All moths are the same. For the right species, if you light a candle, the moths will show up. They’re drawn to it for little-understood reasons related to how they’re wired. Just as moths seem to be the same, humans manage to be different. How do you spend your unscheduled time? What distracts you or […]

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Now with recipes….

Over the last few months, I’ve added a few recipes to the pages of this blog, mostly so I have them handy, partly because I haven’t found anything like them online. If you want insight into the official lunch foods in the office, here you go: Daily Dal (this is as close the perfect food […]

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Principles and being let off the hook

Principles that we suspend during difficult times aren’t really principles. Principles really count when they’re difficult to maintain. That’s not the same thing, though, as refusing to consider the edge cases. “Free speech,” is a fine principle, one to live by. But shouting “fire” in a crowded movie theater isn’t allowed, for good reason. The […]

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Next to the competition

On Fisherman’s Wharf, there’s one restaurant after another. Is that a smart place to open a business, right next to all the others? At the bookstore, there are tens of thousands of books, each competing to find a reader. The thing is, books are impossible to sell when there aren’t a lot of books around. […]

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