The emperor’s three questions (January 9, 2006, 0) - From http://www.textfiles.com/stories/emperor3.txt :
Remember that there is only one important time and that is
now. The present moment is the only time over which we have
dominion. The most important person is always the person you are
with, who is right before you, for who knows if you will have
dealings with any other person in the future?
Taro (July 28, 2009, 4) - I joined other recent hires for an evening out that ended up at a bubble tea shop. I ordered taro bubble tea with tapioca. Someone asked me what taro was, and I paused as I tried to describe it to people who had never had taro before.
For me, taro bubble tea is wrapped up
Tips for time management (October 6, 2005, 0) - Jessie and I also talked about the challenges of balancing the demands
of research, studies, teaching, and life. She wanted to do an hour of
exercise a week, but simply couldn’t find the time for it. She felt
overwhelmed with the things she needed to do.
I want to help her figure out how to gain control of her
Thinking about what people remember (May 1, 2010, 1) - While thinking about identities, personal brands, and what people remember, I thought it might be useful to think about what people probably remember about me:
Presentations are probably the clearest time I present a “brand” or a slice of myself, because I focus on a single topic and I write a bio that highlights relevant aspects.
Quantified Awesome: A place for everything, and everything in its place (November 14, 2011, 10) - A month is a good size for experimenting with life. This month, I’m focusing on having a place for everything and everything in its place.
Brains are bad at recall. Infrequently-used items fade into the fog of memory, like the loyalty cards and IDs I stash in a sometimes too-secret place. Frequently-moved items end up with