Sgt. Pepper at 50

By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the 50th anniversary edition of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was remixed by Giles Martin, son of original Beatles producer George Martin. If the word “remix” gives you pause in the context of a classic like Sgt. Pepper’s – don’t worry. It’s more of a restoration. You […]

Appearance of Motion

I’ve having a small project done at my house. The vendor hit a small snag and I’ve been waiting to find out how they’re going to resolve it. Yesterday, I called them because it had been a couple of days since I had heard anything and I was getting a little frustrated. This morning, I […]

Chess and Checkers

I’ve heard some discussion in the press lately about whether or not a certain politician is “playing chess, while everyone else is playing checkers”. Whether or not that’s true – it got me to thinking about some people I know that probably think that about themselves. If I’m honest with myself, I’m sure I thought […]

Less is more

I’ve noticed that a couple of non-fiction books I’ve read recently have really short chapters – frequently just a page or two. My initial reaction was “I didn’t know you could do that.” But I’ve realized – it’s good to make your point and move on. As Jerry Seinfeld said – “Showmanship, George. When you […]

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I heard the always insightful Seth Godin say something along the lines of – great writing makes you feel like ‘That’s what I think. That’s what I meant to say. She just said it better.” (I can’t remember the exact quote, but that’s close enough for my purposes here.) That’s how I feel about a […]

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it

I’ve observed that humans (myself included) are more interested in having been “right, all along” than in being “right, right now”. If we get new information that reveals our previous position to have been incorrect, our natural tendency is to deny it or to try and somehow justify that our previous position wasn’t actually incorrect […]

Comfort zones

I’ve been thinking a lot about comfort zones lately, mostly in the context of trying to get my teenagers to try to expand theirs. The more I’ve thought about it, the more I’ve realized this isn’t something you outgrow as an adult. I like to think that, as an adult, I have outgrown fear of […]

Marlins Park

I got to see a game at Marlins Park in Miami at the beginning of the 2016 season. I’ve never been much of a Marlins fan, but Don Mattingly was my favorite player growing up – so I’m rooting for them now. When I saw that Marlins Park was in Little Havana, I was expecting […]