That year went awfully fast, didn't it? It's been a year of fascinating highs and lows. As I think back to everything that happened, it seemed like only a brief moment and time, but there was really quite a lot packed in there. Just like in years past, it's about at this time of every year that I realize it's almost time for the ball to drop, so I briefly consider making a resolution, then drop the idea. It's true. I never make a resolution. I haven't for years. In fact, the
In our country, we have a strained relationship with foreign language. What should be looked upon as a non-threatening embrace of multiculturalism is sometimes seen as a direct attack on assimilation. I don't know why - learning a second language (or more!) shows intellectual advantages for both children and adults, not to mention added competitiveness in the global marketplace. In fact, the number of jobs that prefer or require a second language is growing rapidly. Don't bla
The intensely bored looking man on the left there is Ludwig Wittgenstein. He was born in Vienna in 1889, and he was a philosopher at a time when that was a field that could keep you fed. He's really helped my marriage, but I'll get to why later. Success can be a bit paradoxical. I'm happy to say that I've realized quite a bit of it, by my own measure. My greatest satisfaction comes from always being on a journey toward greater achievement. I'm quite happy most days. What give
I'm back with my next video, the worst business advice I ever heard! When you launch a business, advice from those that have come before you is incredibly valuable, but not all of it is as useful as the rest. I'll save you some time on one bit - it's total crap.
When I relaunched this blog, I said I was going to be real, and vulnerable. I wanted to talk about my pitfalls, as well as my successes. Well, I've had a pitfall, and I'm going to talk about it today. Not that it's easy to do. Nay nay, my type A inner self is straining at the reins, urging my hands to stop typing, because admitting a failure is just about the last thing I like to do. I set lofty goals, and crushing them is what I do. But I haven't done that, and talking throu