Get more kismet, or making your own opportunity

Getting more opportunities to change your destiny might seem to be a dangerous choice if you are focused on loss aversion. But making more decisions (and creating additional ways to succeed and to fail) is another way of increasing your learning, opening more doors, and what Rand Fishkin calls “manufacturing serendipity.” To folks worried about…

The Power of a Pause

At first glance, it seems like any other beach scene you’ve ever noticed. And then – right when you’re not expecting it – there is a strange and wonderful pattern in the water right in front of you. You only see it when you’ve unfocused a bit, and it’s only there for a minute –…

I Recommend Raspberries

I recommend Raspberries.  No, not the kind that you can get at the store.  The kind that grow in your backyard (or perhaps, a friend’s backyard), taste best when eaten straight off the cane (warm from the sun) and can be enjoyed for a few short weeks in July before they’re gone for another year. …