What poisonous zombie tsunami sharks can teach us about achieving realistic goals

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"What would happen if a Tsunami came here?" my youngest son asked as he brought over his latest creation. It was a drawing featuring a tiny mound of brown in the lower left-hand corner. A large blue backward C shape filled the rest of the page. I looked at the picture. I looked at my son. … Continue reading What poisonous zombie tsunami sharks can teach us about achieving realistic goals

From the archives – 20 ways to procrastinate between now and the end of the year

First, I would like to extend a happy Hanukkah greeting to all those who celebrate, and to once again express my utter envy that you are past the planning phase of your holiday celebrations and are now simply enjoying them. I, unfortunately, am woefully behind in my preparations due to book launches, holiday parties, general … Continue reading From the archives – 20 ways to procrastinate between now and the end of the year

Air travel is the worst: 5 quick tips to save your sanity this holiday season

The holidays are almost upon us so I thought I would offer a bit of airline and international travel advice I've picked up over the years for those, like myself, who are forced to fly cattle class coach when driving (or taking the train) is not an option. Affiliate links are in this post. The … Continue reading Air travel is the worst: 5 quick tips to save your sanity this holiday season

The curse of the LEGO tape and the joy of crowdfunding

Deep in a dark and ancient pyramid, a forbidden chest was opened, and an evil the likes of which had never seen was loosed upon an unsuspecting world (well maybe not an ancient pyramid per se, more like a standard rectangular room, but the lighting back there is poor and the box isn't allowed to … Continue reading The curse of the LEGO tape and the joy of crowdfunding

One Nearly Foolproof Way to Achieve Absolutely Nothing

"There is only one cure for gray hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine." - P. G. Wodehouse While the cure for gray hairs might only be death, spending a weekend at the beach accompanied by a handful of close friends, a box of wine, and neither kids nor spouses in … Continue reading One Nearly Foolproof Way to Achieve Absolutely Nothing