The problem with goals

The problem with goals

In two words: They Change We tend to be myopic in our views of our future.  We often cannot imagine the opportunities before us.  Therefore we aim for our best guess at the future, and it is almost never right.  Just ask a 4-year-old, or an 8-year-old, or an...

What can I learn?

I often have students — usually experienced ones — who take issue with a point I might make or a methodology I prescribe.  Since I’m in the business of changing behavior, by very definition I am trying to get folks to do things differently.  Some...

Template for bigotry

“I love almost everything about X.  X is wonderful.  Reminds me of the dreams when I started out in life.  X is just the culmination of all that is good.  But I just can’t overlook the fact that X is Y.  That is unacceptable.“ Does that statement...

Been a long time

The end of the year is always a busy time.  In addition to the obvious Christmas and New Years celebrations, travel, and requisite events, we have two birthdays (my son’s and mine) to celebrate, kids tracked out of school, and now supposed inclement weather...
I’m thankful for…

I’m thankful for…

Dark blinds that keep the early sun out of my bedroom on a day I can sleep in. Baby monitors that alert me to nightmares and the honor to cuddle and comfort my daughter through the experience. Kids’ naivete to just tough it out and do what they have to do (when...