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Introspection

Small Mournings

Mourning is about adapting to new circumstances.

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Introspection

What Mourning Feels Like to Me

After my mother died, I learned a few things about mourning.

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Introspection

Wisdom Comes from Pain

A wise woman once said, “Wisdom comes from pain. If you’re lucky, it’s someone else’s pain.”

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Introspection

Music from the 21st Century: How I Found Remembered Sound

Once upon a childhood, I sat in a living room and listened to a record. Decades later, I wanted to hear those mostly-forgotten sounds again. This is the story of my quest to find them. I remembered a heavily synthesized quality to the music. It made me think of science fiction. Part of the music […]

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Introspection

Fonts & Feelings

In the 1980’s, a friend of mine had a Macintosh. It was the first time I got to play with a list of fonts. The fonts were named after cities, like Athens, Chicago, and Toronto. As a kid, I knew some of the city names. However, at the time, Toronto was just a word I […]

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Introspection

Ghosts in the Sky

Anything that burns was once alive.

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Remote Work

Aggressive Transparency

When you work remotely, it is important that coworkers know you are present and involved.

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Remote Work

Context Switching

Being focused and productive is a great feeling. When you switch tasks to something else, there is a delay before you reach maximum focus on the new thing. That delay is the cost of context switching.

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Introspection

Karma Tree

The fruit of the karma tree can be startling.

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Remote Work

Work Without Meetings

Meetings and interruptions are two of the worst things about working in an office. When people work remotely, it becomes a little more difficult to interrupt people and start meetings. That is a good thing.