Category Archives: philosophy

Thinking and Working Like a Pro

At the suggestion of my buddy Stuart, I’ve started reading several books by Steven Pressfield. The one I just finished yesterday is titled The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. The point of … Continue reading

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Best of Heroic Technical Writing

I’m approaching another solar orbit (tomorrow, 50-something). Rather than taking the day off, I thought I’d share some “Best of Heroic Technical Writing” posts. Enjoy! 

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Follow-Up and Why It Matters

Follow-up: I’ve talked about this before. Having spent 18 years of my life working in retail and hospitality, I’ve got more than a few opinions on customer service performed badly. Unfortunately, I’ve also found a lot of experiences that spurred … Continue reading

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Soft Skills: Reading Between the Lines

“Reading between the lines” sounds like a straightforward skill, but if you grew up with a very literal brain, as I did, it sometimes takes years before you get this skill working for you. I’ll take a shot at explaining … Continue reading

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Making Things Special: The Art of Technical Communication

My current research for the arts-and-recreation-on-Mars book is titled What Is Art For? by Ellen Dissanayake, an ethologist, who has written several books on the survival value of creating art. One of her central points is that humans have a … Continue reading

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