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Nov
18

Unsought Permission

It sounds sad that a 40-year old man needs permission from his parents, but we all look for permission in
3 min read
Apr
14
How to Give Great Feedback

How to Give Great Feedback

Grammar Nazis don’t give good feedback.   After giving feedback on more than 300 essays over three Write of Passage
4 min read
Jan
07

The Centenarian Compass

What do you want to be when you grow up? This question was the bane of my existence when I
3 min read
Dec
08
100 Years of Gratitude

100 Years of Gratitude

On this day, one hundred years ago, my grandfather left China.  He was thirteen.  He was alone.  He landed in
3 min read
Dec
03

The Digital Diaspora

My grandfather left China exactly one hundred years ago.  He went through incredible hardship to provide a better opportunity for
4 min read
Nov
05

Someone Else's Solution

Someone Else’s Problem.  We’ve all said it.  We’ve definitely all thought it.  I’m glad I don’
2 min read
Oct
22

What Peter Attia Taught Me about Anger Management

My wife had never snowboarded in her life, and last season I took on the challenge of teaching her. The
5 min read
Oct
07

Chasing Empathy

I don’t think it’s actually possible to have empathy. This was my conclusion after a long debate a
5 min read
Sep
22

Extending the Tail End

If you’re 40 and your life expectancy is 80 and you read 10 books a year, you have 400
4 min read
Sep
16

Why Do I Like Doing Things the Hard Way?

“Two more posts and we’ll rest.” My wife and I had been hiking for seven and a half hours.
3 min read