Windmills, Limiting Beliefs and Reverse Causality

Imagine an alternate universe in which you are a traveler from another planet. You are a human, but you've spent your entire life inside a spacecraft. You've been traveling through space since before you can remember, and you've just arrived on earth. When you land on earth, many things which are commonplace to others are new … Continue reading Windmills, Limiting Beliefs and Reverse Causality

When Your Time Is Worth Too Much to *Not* DIY

Mowing the lawn, weeding the flower beds, repairing the wooden fence, pressure washing the house, repairing appliances, winterizing the sprinkler system, etc. These are all tasks that, in the past, I've paid money for someone else to do instead of doing them myself. There were two primary reasons for this. First, I told myself I … Continue reading When Your Time Is Worth Too Much to *Not* DIY

Book Review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Title: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted WorldAuthor: Cal NewportPublication Date: January 5, 2016Publisher: Grand Central PublishingRating: 4.5 out of 5 Star     The basic premise of this book is that as automation, outsourcing, and artificial intelligence reshape the workplace, the ability for humans to concentrate intently on cognitively demanding tasks is increasingly important. … Continue reading Book Review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Book Review: Simplicity Parenting

Title: Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids Author: Kim John Payne, M. ED., with Lisa M. Ross Publication Date: August 31, 2010 Publisher: Ballantine Books Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars Where To Find: Amazon or your library. Book Description: Today’s busier, faster society is waging an … Continue reading Book Review: Simplicity Parenting