Category Archives: philosophy

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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Air Disasters and Problem Solving

I don’t watch a lot of television, but one of my guilty pleasures is the Smithsonian Channel’s Air Disasters, a series of 45-minute documentaries about airline crash investigations. I know, as a regular flyer of commercial aviation, I probably shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Complacency is the Enemy

In business and life, getting too comfortable with a good situation can often doom it. Pick your state of being–steady job, interesting task, happy relationship, clean home, what have you–if you pause too long to relax, something will come up … Continue reading

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Looking Back: Apollo 8

I’m going to elaborate on something I tweeted earlier this weekend as I was re-watching the Ron Howard/Tom Hanks historical drama about the Apollo program, From the Earth to the Moon. And yes, I’ll bring back around to technical writing before … Continue reading

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The Value of a Loyal Opposition

I’m going to touch on politics today to make a work-related point. If you don’t even want to think about American politics (and honestly, I don’t blame you), feel free to go through previous entries or wait until Thursday. If … Continue reading

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