Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Do good fathers go mountain biking?

Carrie left a comment on the “False choices” post last week noting that she had just such a false choice going on in her family. Her husband had given up mountain biking because he didn’t think you could go on long bike rides and be a good husband and father.  We could substitute a multitude of words for “biking” (train for a mar… read more »

ATM Book Club Week 4 (Chapter 3)

I’m hosting an informal book club on this blog devoted to All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending. Each week we discuss one chapter. You can join at any time; there are links to previous weeks at the bottom of this post. Chapter 3 is called “Rethink Retirement.” Being able to afford a secure retire… read more »

Round up: spring fever and productivity

My yard is in full, glorious bloom right now. I’ve always loved the idea of having lots of flowers, but I think I would have felt terribly profligate spending big bucks on landscaping. So how wonderful that the flowers came with the house! I did pay for them, but spending on a house seems responsible. This is one of the little tricks one’s mind plays… read more »

False choices

The human brain really likes two-sided arguments. They are easy to understand. However, the either/or mindset produces some interesting false choices that then shape the cultural narrative. The danger is that people make real choices about their lives without considering other variables. A few I’ve heard over the years: From a high school studen… read more »


Thick the green comes in like fogrolling dawn after dawn every day a deeper shade untilthe woods drip with plenty breathe in the glory for nowjust nowhow many of our breaths are scented with spring? a willing branchcatches a pink clouduntil, in the breezeletting go… read more »