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I write about themes of interest to me: personal development, education, addictions, technology, parenting, and creativity. If you like what you see, feel feel to leave a comment or get in touch to continue the conversation.

The Best Pop Songs

The file pouch in my briefcase has a file folder called “Current.” This is the place where all the things I’m supposed to deal with today (or this week) are intended to go. But over time this file has morphed into the “whenever” file, and has become the place ...

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The Jasper Queen

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Epoxy: The Universal Marine Toolkit

Among the materials available to the modern mariner, none is more versatile than epoxy. For gluing, repairing, reinforcing, finishing – even for molding mechanical parts – epoxy provides a unique solution. It’s the duct tape of the sea, only far better. Epoxy can enhance the quality and durability of your boat ...

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Wood Finishing for Marine Use

Woodworkers and boat builders are, on the whole, a contentious bunch. They argue about all kinds of things: tools, methods, aesthetics, materials. But their favorite topic, the one to which they have turned with unfailing habit for centuries, approaching it with an alchemical reverence that borders on mysticism, is that ...

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Fiction, Reality, and Philip K. Dick

My students of creativity will be familiar with my affection for the science fiction writer Philip K. Dick — a strange, brilliant, and troubled man whose ideas provided the foundation for modern cinematic sci-fi (beginning with Blade Runner, recently voted by scientists in the UK as the best science fiction ...

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