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I am on Patreon!

For a long time, many of my fellow writer friends have strongly encouraged me to start a Patreon account. I have finally done so. It is not a big secret that writers usually do not make a lot of money from their writing. Even with a couple of successful books to my name and a […]

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Goal Systems Are Imperfect

I have concluded that there is no goal attainment system that always works. None of them. You must adapt weekly, daily, hourly to the factors at hand and repeatedly decide in the moment what direction or action you’re going to take. Only being in the present moment and making all the best micro decisions will […]

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Yoga Is Keeping Me Sane During COVID-19

I’ve been writing elsewhere a lot and not keeping up with this blog, but amid the COVID-19 crisis perhaps this is a good time to start posting here again. One of the things I’ve started to do to maintain my sanity and physical fitness is to do yoga every day as I’m sheltered in place […]

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Keeping the “Informal” in Workplace Informal Learning

Informal learning is a concept that is quickly taking hold in companies and organizations everywhere. No surprise. Such learning often produces as good or better results than more formal training programs and at a fraction of the cost. But as with all trends adopted within large organizations, there can be a tendency to over-complicate matters. […]

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Embracing Our Regrets

This TED talk by Kathryn Schulz is worth watching. So often we push aside our regrets as something to be repressed and not dwelled upon. Perhaps that’s not such a good approach. Maybe we’re supposed to use the information our regrets, and the collective regrets of many, provide us to learn how to live a better life. […]

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Change of Course

I think I’m changing the course of my blogging strategy. My original concept when I started blogging was to create a bunch of separate blog sites to correspond to my various interests. Self-education. Exercise and health. Communication skills. And so on. I’m interested in many things and it turns out creating content for and managing […]

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We’re Just Bloggers

One of my blogs, The Art of Self Education, is generating some great traction lately with traffic increasing steadily. Of course I’m pleased. It’s gratifying to see that blog doing so well. Lots of folks have started to consider me an expert in the area of self education. Maybe I am, but only as much […]

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