As I told a co-worker the other day, I am adopting a mental framework of “willful optimism” in the face of a society & culture that seems to be actively pursuing the opposite.
According to one of my coworkers, a penguin. I…think it’s a compliment. Huzzah for corny office get-to-know-you culture exercises.
When I read the agenda for our work holiday party. It was not exactly family-friendly.
I tried, spectacularly unsuccessfully, to sing along to a crooner-type song which I was also playing on the violin. I now have a new respect for people who sing and simultaneously play an instrument.
I would buy a chunk of land just outside the city where there was some mixed wild terrain, construct some asphalt and some single track trails, build some warming shelters and a bunch of endurance sport infrastructure, inflate a heated dome over about quarter of it (for running on those REALLY cold days) and operate a world-class Nordic-style running & x-country sport facility. Ah… dreams.
Good leadership comes from moving towards a place, an idea, or an ideal where people are willing to follow without coercion or threat. A good leader will take people towards something better, and not just away from something worse.
I don’t really want a tattoo, but I kinda want a sense of how much it actually hurts to get one.
Maybe I’m getting old, but I think its naive to think that selflessness is anything other than a purposeful act of will on an exponentially diminishing cost-return curve. In other words, one can try, but true selflessness is probably impossible.
The end of my self-imposed podcast fast.
There is a random photo that I took while snorkeling of a boat sitting upon an orb of sea. I call it “random” because I had my GoPro in 1 pic/sec interval mode and the photo was a total fluke, but it captured the Caribbean as a perfect lens-curved arc with awesome sunlit blues and a boat sitting framed in perfect 1/3 aspect. If my arm wasn’t in the corner, it would be a contestant for something even more awesome.
Working on my own amazing and creative ideas from wherever I happen to want to work from.
The slow but sure movement towards a measurable manifestation of the fact that every day you give less and less of a fuck what other people actually think and are more and more willing to speak your mind.