Category Archives: philosophy

Understanding the Impacts of Policy Announcements in the News

This past week, Vice President Mike Pence called for NASA to return human beings to the Moon by 2024. Back when I worked at NASA, I would’ve been thrilled by such an announcement and would have started speculated immediately about … Continue reading

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When to Be Quiet, When to Speak Up

I freely confess that my biggest problems on the job have likely been the result of my own big mouth. Not as often as when I was in my twenties, but I still make mistakes occasionally. Other times I’ve screwed … Continue reading

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You’ve Reached Your Peak–Now What?

The Olympics Are Over, but Tessa Virtue Is Just Getting Started It might have happened to you: you achieved something so great in your life or career that nothing you’ll ever do will ever match it for sheer accomplishment or … Continue reading

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Battling Workaholism and a Bad Job Market

This week a friend sent me an article from The Atlantic about the career travails facing the Millennial Generation. The essential points of the article were: 1) Americans have made a religion out of work in the sense that many of … Continue reading

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Getting Out of a Rut

Note: This entry has been changed from its original version to address a couple of errors. It can happen to the best of us: we enjoy our work, we like our coworkers, and we seem to have a good routine … Continue reading

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