27 Nov 2019
Time Shame - Your schedule is a Road Trip

Shame Isn’t a Signal to Cram More Into Your Schedule Why aren’t I working on this project? Why aren’t I doing more writing, getting up earlier, chipping away at this backlog of work that I know is essential? I don’t really know. But I do know that I’m ashamed…

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20 Sep 2019
Projects Slipping Past Their Deadlines

We Can’t See Late

I don’t need a new productivity hack; I need to rewire how my mind sees time Conference season is winding down in software land and while it’s been good to catch up with people I rarely get to see, it’s also really clear that my people are pretty stressed…

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02 Aug 2019

Deadlines sneak up on us because we’re always focused just a week ahead of time. Our tools don’t help since most calendars keep deadlines off-screen until it’s too late. We need a calendar that can easily zoom out from your daily work to scan your horizon of deadlines, goals, and…

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26 Aug 2018

The Henry in Seattle is showing Mungo Thomson’s Composition for 52 Keys in the first gallery as you walk in. It’s beautiful to see the piano alone in the room, and somewhat spooky to see the keys fall by themselves. Thomson’s Composition for 52 Keys will not run through all…

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28 May 2018

Defend Your Time

SeedCode’s KC Embrey has been getting more blogging done recently and told me about how he’s found time for his creative work. Like many of us, KC’s work is a mix of reactive stuff (supporting customers, squashing bugs) and proactive work like blogging. He says that he used to keep working…

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16 Apr 2018

Project management means frequently switching your focus. One minute you’re looking at all your deadlines across a range of projects, and the next you’re zoomed in on one project’s critical items. Calendars suck at this. Fortunately, DayBack’s new text filters let you overlay all your calendars and still quickly…

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06 Mar 2018

“…the doing of the thing overtakes your desire, and the present moment opens up to you.” Be sure your audio is on for this short, beautiful clip. Full edit here: Dulce – a fresh look at Pavones.

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18 Jan 2018

“…the sea is the original home of the mind.” – Peter Godfrey-Smith, from Other Minds

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07 Dec 2017

proprioception. (prō’prē-ō-sěp’shən) noun, Physiology. The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself. We have an innate need to know where we are in relation to objects around us. “Proprioception” is the sense we have of how far our knee is from the…

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20 Jun 2017

I've cycled into a different mindset of surfing since I started yoga. Its become a lot less of a priority and it's cleaner for me now. I don't put so much weight on it. You're going out there to have fun and also to contribute to everyone else's fun. You're not there to get into the fray. I have no expectation. I don't even care what the conditions are. I'll just paddle out and take whatever the universe provides. I have enough great memories.

- Michael Halsband – via Surfers Journal 26.3 -