A year or so ago I listened to Scott Adams’ “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big“. It was encouraging on many levels, not least of which were Adams’ description of utilizing his experience in corporate America to create the successful “Dilbert” comic. Nestled in Adams’ story was a short chapter on […]
The Obstacle Is The Way
Kevin Kelly was recently asked “what one thing can someone do to change their life?” His answer: Read 10 books a year. Books of your choosing, from start to finish. He didn’t qualify his answer so I don’t know his opinion on audio books. If he does include audio I will be transformed several times […]
Yesterday someone told me I was ignorant, right to my face. To make sure the point was clear they repeated their assessment of my mental capabilities. All because I didn’t agree with their perspective on something. I sat there as the rage, embarrassment, and surprise washed over me. Moments later I walked away. Scenarios played […]
The Sound of Music
Jenn and I were watching Portlandia the other night when we saw this skit: I laughed because I identified with the absurdity and the realization that I think EXACTLY the same way. What Penelope is exposed to will shape her life. You may read this and think “He’s not going to let her listen to stuff like […]
Jeremy & Jennifer Update #11 – Monday, June 4th (Guangzhou)
Tough day. After breakfast the group boarded a bus to take our children to a clinic. It was remarkably modern compared to the image I had in my mind. If only I spoke fluent Cantonese or the doctors knew English I might have more information. Penelope received a general checkup, including a fit when one doctor wanted to listen to her chest. We’re not sure how much she remembers from her surgery visits and return checkups. Not much we hope.