Category Archives: Change

American Exceptionalism – How We File Our Taxes

American politicians love to throw about the words “American Exceptionalism” and to use them as a weapon against other politicians who dare to claim that perhaps America can learn from other countries. Which is sad. It’s always sad to see the government … Continue reading

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AI and Immortality

I’m sitting around in Bali, feeling bored (1). So it seems an appropriate time to finish writing this article, which I started a while back then put aside. In the last few months I’ve been reading a lot about Artificial Intelligence … Continue reading

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Those Were The Days

  Ah, nostalgia. So sweet and so deadly. Yesterday evening we went to a Dueling Pianos show and one of the songs was Those Were The Days. We, the audience, sang along to the refrain: Those were the days my … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans

My friend Cat told me that she hadn’t seen me smile in a while. We were at a restaurant – and after a few drinks I was definitely smiling and laughing. But I realized she was correct. I haven’t been smiling much. … Continue reading

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Taking Action – Or Not – Part 3 (Superpowers)

  I didn’t expect to have a Part 3, but while reading the Art of Taking Action I found two quotes that reinforce Oliver Burkeman’s quote in Part 1  about having a superpower. Alternatively, they are about maturity. About outgrowing the belief that your feelings dictate … Continue reading

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Taking Action – Or Not – Part 2

As I mentioned in Part 1, many of the mind problems that plague us are based on social comparison. Thoughts of not accomplishing enough, not being rich enough, not being pretty enough, not having enough interesting experiences, FOMO (fear of … Continue reading

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Taking Action – Or Not – Part 1

I often feel that I’m not accomplishing very much. When I was working I made pretty good use of my time because time was a limited resource, and I got a fair amount done. But I still felt that I wasn’t … Continue reading

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