Interesting articles about space travel, exploration, etc.

I have really enjoyed reading and hearing about space lately. Three things stood out recently: #1: Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years (thanks to John Gruber for pointing this article out) – really cool to see. #2: This comment:...

Much Ado About To-Do Lists

I keep a to-do list, and have for many years. But lately, my list has become a bit overwhelming. I’m looking for ways to improve both my list and my methodology of getting things done. Over the years I’ve used many different methods to track my to-dos....

The Current Push in Education

On Thursday October 19, 2017, Bill Gates announced that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is making another big investment in U.S. schools. $1.7 billion big. This investment will span over the next five years and be used primarily to development new curricula,...

Focusing on the real issue

I read two things today that reminded me of something important: the need to focus on the real issue, the real problem, in business matters, spiritual matters, and relational matters. Mark 2: 1-12 says this: And again [Jesus] entered into Capernaum after some days;...

I used to want a Porsche, now I want a Tesla

I’ve loved Porsches for as long as I can remember. The design, the attitude, the power, the sportiness. It has been my sports car of choice. When someone asks me: “What is your favorite car?” My answer was always: “Porsche” I recently...

When airplanes become “old-fashioned”

All current technology will eventually be considered “old news”. Yet, sometimes it’s hard to remember that as you are using the latest and greatest gadget or advancement. Take transportation by airplane. How cool is it that we can board a plane in...

Training, pushing, improving

Sometimes I feel like I’m living up to my potential, and at other times I feel like I have a long way to go. During my sophomore year of high school, I tried out for the basketball team. I was a decent basketball player and played almost every day with my...

The Financial Tool I Want

Managing finances has occupied a significant amount of my brain power for quite some time. I want to improve the way I manage my finances, and I’d love a tool that would help me do that. I’ve tried Mint.com, budgeting tools, spreadsheets, apps, written...

Finances. Oh finances.

Today, I told my wife, for probably the fourteenth time: “Honey, I’m just not settled with finances.” I was speaking not about the amount of money we are making (though we sure could use a bit more), I was speaking about the managing of our finances...