In the not-so-distant past, I found myself sitting alone on a rug in my living room, wondering if I would ever be more than the culmination of all my previous[…]
Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage is the type of book you read when, 1. You’ve realized you need to work on personal discipline, and 2. You’re open to stories of survival[…]
In early 2019, a friend informed me that I lacked discipline. I argued I did not lack discipline; I lacked motivation. She sent me a South Park meme in which[…]
Now and then I come across a song that knocks me over in a positive way. In this case, the video is also a powerful statement. The song is called[…]
“Just learn to code.” There aren’t many modern phrases that annoy me quite like that one. It’s usually a comment casually tossed at someone who works in a declining industry,[…]
I took most of 2018 off to deal with the death of my brother. He would not have liked that, but you have to do what you have to do.[…]
This isn’t your typical status update, but it will explain why there have been no updates lately. I’m hoping it will not only give some insight into what I’m doing,[…]
I hadn’t been born when Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. I was too young to get a feel for Svetlana Savitskaya, or the first American woman in space, Sally Ride.
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