Many years ago, I stopped putting weird liquid soap in my hair every time I showered. The decision point happened amidst a profound and literal "shower thought." I picked up a bottle of shampoo, looked at it, and thought, “Why am I doing this, again?” And then I stopped doing it. That was a long … Continue reading I don’t use shampoo
It’s a little cabin on a little lake in Pinecrest, California. The rode ends on the south shore, so the only way in is by boat or by foot. That small inconvenience is actually what makes it so special. The eight-minute trip across the lake is like the space shuttle lifting you off from terra … Continue reading My happy place
I recently drove out to Sacramento to try to see some old friends and public officials I know. The folks on my list were Assemblymembers Phil Ting, Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, and Jesse Gabriel. I tried to track down Jason Elliott, my friend from grad school who is now Governor Newsom's Chief Deputy Cabinet Secretary, but our … Continue reading Some great advice about how to stand out in local politics
For all of the moping around and support-seeking you see on social media these days about the struggle of starting a business, there’s an underlying truth that these entrepreneurs love the pain. They wouldn’t find time to analyze and write their feelings otherwise. It’s just like a bodybuilder or a model critiquing himself in a … Continue reading Feast on pain
I’ve wondered this myself. Where exactly does my content go when I click the publish button? And how does the internet work? Here’s my attempt to answer these fundamental questions. It starts here. A Brief History of the Internet The internet is essentially a network of computers that can communicate with each other by transmitting packets … Continue reading What actually happens when you click ‘publish’?
If I could redo all of my content marketing, from every company I've ever worked on, I would keep this single, simple mantra in mind: The content you publish should feel like you're giving a gift. I certainly don't feel that about everything I've published. Perhaps the closest I've gotten to that is the book … Continue reading If I could redo all of my content marketing
This is my third article about thyroid cancer I was diagnosed with. The first two are here and here. Yesterday I got another ultrasound of my neck. Today I got a call from my doctor that the lymph node that the various doctors have been tracking for nearly two years now continues to be a … Continue reading The thing that won’t go away