The Year of the Horse!

The Chinese New Year begins today. For those born in 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, or 1954, or any 12-year increment before that, it’s your year! Expect and graciously receive an all-powerful abundance! I was born in 1954. And yep, you’re right: it’s an easy math...

Using Your Superpowers Wisely

What are your strongest suits? Seriously. Stop right now and take a minute. Open up a blank screen on your computer, or go to the “Notes” tab on your iPad and thoughtfully consider the things you know you do well. It’s not an exercise in tooting your own horn; it’s...

Becoming an Un-Grump

The January doldrums—if you live in the northern hemisphere, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. The days are getting a minute or so longer each day, but the dark days of winter are not receding near fast enough to keep your mood from plummeting into the...

Celebrating B(NMN)F

Yesterday’s “holiday” seemed a little trumped-up to me. It’s not that I don’t think Martin Luther King, Jr. deserves to be honored, it’s just that I don’t think he was any more singularly important than a few dozen other people in our history who have gone sadly...

Grandpa’s Legacy

This Christmas, my brother gave me a framed newspaper article from the January 20, 1916, edition of the University of Washington Daily: “World’s Champion Cross-cut Sawyer Designs His New Saw in Law Library.” That headline, 98 years ago this week, just touches the tip...
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