You Can Do Anything, But You Can’t Do Everything

The title of this post is from David Allen, author of Getting Things Done and codifier of the GTD productivity system. You can’t literally do anything, but I take the point he’s trying to make. We all have choices about how we spend our finite resources — time, money, and energy, mostly. There is no […]

Things to Stop Doing and Keep Doing in 2019

It’s hard to believe that we’re less than two weeks away from the new year. In a few days it’s going to be Christmas, and while I’m prepared in terms of supplies and logistics, I’m still getting my head around that. Where did this year go? Rather than focus on the things I didn’t manage […]

Finding My Theme for 2019

This time of year is conducive to reflection and introspection. As I’m sitting here now, mellow Christmas music is playing. Big fat snowflakes are gently falling outside my window. It’s practically meditative. In the quiet, peaceful atmosphere the holidays can provide[efn_note]I didn’t say will provide, I said can provide. Your mileage may vary.[/efn_note], it’s time […]

Mid-Month Status Update: December 2018

This is a reminder that a monthly status page exists, updated periodically as something worth mentioning happens. I edit that post as needed, rather than creating short posts and spamming the inboxes of subscribers. It’s a way to communicate short bits of information, and document things that are probably boring to general readers of this […]

A Guide to Making Smart Decisions

Warren Buffet allegedly has a system for making smart decisions called the 5/25 Rule. I say allegedly because I’ve never found a primary source; it’s just one of those things that get repeated in articles and podcasts and YouTube videos, but never cited. It’s not a bad idea, though, and is worth a look. Start […]