Month: August 2019

growth

Chronic

I used to lie all the time. Like most male idiots, I embellished my sex life, my prowess, my intelligence and my general level of overall cool. Ten years of hard lessons has taught me that’s a terrible fucking idea. I used to have difficulty owning up to my mistakes. It’s still an unfortunate first …

writing

Things I Have Learned

I’m almost done with this manuscript. Last minute changes, editing commas and the like, it’s tedious, but not overtly taxing. It’s allowed me some time to reflect on things I’ve learned in the process of writing this puppy, and not just that I have a tendency to use unnecessary commas (see last comma). I started …

business

The Silence Is Deafening

I’ve been looking for work for months. I’ve tried submitting resumes everywhere I can think of that didn’t result in a lower wage. I’ve even tried submitting resumes to places that do result in lower wages, but have long-term prospects for advancement. I’ve advanced at every job I’ve had since I was in my early …

ethics

Ask Forgiveness, Not Permission?

I’m sure you’ve heard this bit of advice somewhere. It’s a business and life coach maxim, often pushed by gurus of all kinds – businesspeople, politicians, people of success everywhere. And it’s got its points. If you waited around for permission to everything, you’d wait forever. There are far too many gatekeepers in the world …

culture

From When We Were Young

I’m amazed now at how many works I either sneered at or didn’t appreciate fully when I was young. I have a vague recollection of liking Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series, but thinking it kind of dull and hard to understand. As I finish Dragonquest, the second book now, I’m blown away, both by …