The East is Least

Worst conference ever History of all pro sports Why the "King" stays East


The Inverse Relationship Between Politeness and Time

I watched Greg Popovich in a press conference the other night and loved it.  Pop is cold, short, sometimes rude.  Once upon a time, I would've thought it needlessly impolite. I placed a higher value then on gentle interactions and decorum. I'm not a naturally rude person, and I looked for…


Why Are There So Few Good Doctors?

One in ten is a generous estimate of medical professionals who are highly knowledgeable and passionate about their work.  This is based entirely on my own interactions with everything from surgeons, specialists, pediatricians, ER doctors, and more. From a customer standpoint, this sucks.  A tepid…


You Realize Your Deepest Fear...and It's Amazing

My son told me about a plot he created for a dystopian movie.  It involved dissidents being sent to a dreaded penal colony another planet away, never to interact with the home civilization again.   When they got there, they realized it wasn't the hell they feared and fled from their whole lives,…


"Unless You Are Like One of These..."

My daughter loves Moana.  We watched it again the other day.  I love the scene where the protagonist as a toddler walks right into the ocean after a seashell - something her cautious and fearful father would've never allowed. The water parted.  She was in awe and playful, totally ignorant of the…


The Greatest Interruption of My Life

Yesterday I decided to blog in the evening, since the day was helter skelter.  Instead, we had a baby in the evening and I completely forgot about the blog post.  I'm glad I did. ;-)  I'm pre-dating this one so it appears as if I didn't miss a day.  Helps my OCD.


Greatness Is About More Than Results

Kobe and Shaq were dominant.  Three titles and every reason to believe more on the horizon. But Shaq likes to have fun while Kobe wants to kill.  They didn't get along.  Kobe wanted to win, but not as much as he wanted to win his way.  Kobe didn't fight to keep Shaq around.  He let one of the…


Theoretical Man: Who Is This Poor Guy and When Can I Meet Him?

There's no shortage of Facebook Warriors patrolling the web for things to dismiss.  Ironic, yes.  If it's worthy of dismissal, why take the time to seek it out and publicly dismiss it?  Everyone has different emotional needs. The most common dismissal tactic is appeal to Theoretical…


Success Doesn't Require Understanding

In the market you can succeed without knowing why. This is vexing to intellectual types.  They tend to have the opposite problem, because it's equally possible to know why without succeeding. A decent number of successful people are also intellectual and they do have deep understanding of why their…