Lessons from an Octopus

Lessons from an Octopus

This week I learned some life lessons from an octopus without ever getting wet. If you haven’t heard about it yet, there’s a new documentary making a splash on Netflix called “My Octopus Teacher.” If you have access to Netflix, I highly recommend this film. If you...
A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

Have you heard the phrase “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing?” It expresses the notion that a small amount of knowledge can mislead people into thinking that they are more expert than they actually are, which can lead to errors being made. After my experience...
What If You Already Have the Bare Necessities?

What If You Already Have the Bare Necessities?

As many of you know, long before I started doing the work I do now, I was a puppeteer and parade performer at Disney World. Although that was over 20 years ago, once in a while I still have dreams that I work there. Because so much time has passed, in the dream, I...
Baking a Hopeful Cake

Baking a Hopeful Cake

While I was on the road in August, my partner started watching The Great British Baking Show on Netflix to lift his spirits and take a break from the heaviness of the news. When I returned, I occasionally caught glimpses of the show as I passed through the living...
A Screw Loose and an Instrument of Peace

A Screw Loose and an Instrument of Peace

This week I built something all by myself and it gave me a great sense of accomplishment. Truth be told, IKEA supplied all the parts and instructions on how to assemble my new office chair, but I still feel good about it! That company is very good at manufacturing...