Strive For Progress And Not Perfection

I almost ruined my career right at the beginning. In 1992, HBO offered me a job. I wish I had taken it. They wanted me to work on this new field, “virtual reality”. I never responded to them. I felt inadequate. How come? I didn’t want to take a job in the “real world” until […] Read On…

How To Make Your Brain Sharper

I wanted to make my brain better so I took drugs. I took Klonopin, Amatryptiline, Adderal, Percocet. Alcohol. Often at the same time I took Adderall to be smarter. The Klonopin to handle the anxiety that comes with Adderall. The Amatryptiline to sleep because I can’t sleep on Adderall. The Percocet to feel happy when […] Read On…

7 Lessons I Learned in My 20’s…

1. DIGNITY > RESPECT When I was in my 20s often people didn’t respect me or give a shit about anything I said or did. And now that I’m 50, often people treat me with even less respect if I say something that doesn’t fit their world view. But it doesn’t matter whether someone hates […] Read On…

367 – AJ Jacobs: Immerse Yourself (A Creative Process)

People used to blow smoke up their asses… to cure themselves. I shouldn’t know that. But I do. Because I’m friends with A.J. Jacobs. “They would actually take a hose, stick it up your butt and then blow smoke up— you know the phrase ‘blow smoke up your ass’—that’s where it started,” A.J. said. He […] Read On…