What Really Limits Us

“The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein The idea that our language creates our world (each of our worlds… ) is very compelling for me. I have long said that humans are meaning-seeking and meaning-creating creatures. We must not only understand our world, but make sense of it, …

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The Power of Sleep

“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.” – John Steinbeck I know a thing or two about computers and I laugh (a bit, inside… ) when people chafe at the magic of the computer reboot. They howl (not …

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The Secret to Contentment

“Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants.” – Epictetus I’ve heard this put another way: happiness is not getting getting what you want, but wanting what you get. Your thoughts… ?

The Nasty Middle

There’s a place between not taking consistent action on a goal and being unable or unwilling to release said goal. I call this place the Nasty Middle. If I can get real with you for a minute I find myself in the “nasty middle” on something. My weight. I say I want to weigh less… that …

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