1. Doesn't Have to Be Perfect

    The question is not: Is it perfect? Or course it won’t be perfect. Here are some better questions to ask.
  2. A Skill Worth Mastering

    If we're bound to make mistakes, we may as well get good at learning from them.
  3. Dealing With Too Much to Do

    If you’ve got too much to do, there are two ways to deal with all those things you can’t get to.
  4. The Endless Chase

    Last week I noticed our cat playing a favorite game of hers. She spies something -- perhaps a fly or piece of string or bit of fuzz -- and then sneaks up and tries to pounce on it.
  5. The Power of Delusion

    When someone is deluded, it doesn’t matter how great or sound the evidence is against him. He won’t be convinced.
  6. A Wealth of Discretionary Time

    Regardless of how we may feel, many of us have a wealth of time at our discretion -- at least historically speaking.
  7. Blessings in Disguise

    How often does the apparent misfortune of today turn out to be a blessing in disguise? Here's a Chinese parable that illustrates the point.
  8. Unrecognized Courage

    Of the 59,000 U.S. troops who landed on June 6, 1944, only four received the Medal of Honor for their heroics that day. But that number probably should have been much higher.
  9. Walking With All My Senses

    When out for a walk, I frequently put my earbuds in to listen to an audiobook or podcast. But how does this use of my sense of hearing affect my experience of the walk itself?