Time is elastic

Laura Vanderkam posted some excellent thoughts on making what little time we have more memorable. Basically, time is elastic. When we decide that we need to do something, we find the time to do it. Other stuff either doesn’t happen, or it takes less time, or it gets punted forward. Much other stuff turns out to be more malleable than we might have imagined. And so, of course, the key to time management is treating the things we want to do with the urgency of the things we need to do....

October 17, 2022

Watch out for 12-day weeks

This article popped into my email newsletter feed this morning and is apropos to something that I was thinking just last Friday as I watched an attempted software release delay and ultimately cause many additional hours of work for developers who should have been preparing for a weekend of relaxation instead. https://world.hey.com/jason/watch-out-for-12-day-weeks-b4441874

February 16, 2022

A child teaches

“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” —Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain

November 20, 2020


“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” —Anaïs Nin

August 6, 2020

Terrible odds

“Life is a gamble, at terrible odds. If it were a bet you wouldn’t take it.” ―Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

September 20, 2019

Establish atmosphere

“There’s a world of difference between insisting on someone’s doing something and establishing an atmosphere in which that person can grow into wanting to do it.” —Fred Rogers, You Are Special

July 24, 2019

Open hearts

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” —Pema Chodron

June 20, 2019


“The master is content to serve as an example and not to impose her will.” —Tao Te Ching

May 28, 2019

Approaching the end

“As one approaches the end, one begins to see life as it truly is.” —Hercule Poirot

April 28, 2019

Change the ending

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. —C.S. Lewis

October 21, 2018