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2018.12.19 – The Five Astrophysical Lessons of the Homeless Drunk

Astrophysicists are a fun bunch. I mean it. Most of them totally fit the stereotype – a bunch of beer-swiveling Hawaiian-shirt-wearing pasty doughy guys who are good at chess and self-deprecating jokes. (Then there’s the stereotype…

2018.12.17 – Skin in the Game

In a few hours I’m going to stop eating for an indefinite period of time. It will be beautiful. Classy, too. I’ve decided to do an extended fast while I write my book on fasting. For…

2018.12.16 – How You Drop Clients at $275 an Hour

I’m not looking for clients and I don’t do anything to attract them – nothing on my social, in my emails, on my website etc. Why? Because I have a clear Vision and mission. I know…

2018.12.14 – Fortitude and the Bomb

That day I slept very late. I think I may have been binge-partying for a few nights before. And I didn’t sleep well. It was emergency sirens all about – and a lot of them. I’ve…

2018.12.09 – Dopamine Puppets

Some years ago, in another life, I taught college students. I was teaching at one of the top 25 universities in the US, where many freshmen have been homeschooled or gone to expensive private institutions. I…

2012.12.08 – Bright Shiny Objects

I was just listening to a guy with a very popular blog/website/podcast/Twitter account who writes about tech. I had been looking for something tech-related to stir up the idea machine and I thought I’d give his…