What’s the purpose
My first word for 2022
Heading safely into the future
Looking back, what do you see
Driving with the windows up
Waiting in the wings
Tale of two puppies
Ten work rules
Don’t move on, move forward
Everybody says that
Where you are
The little local things
A lifetime together
Now you don’t
On the eve of another birthday
Don’t let lyrics get in the way of the groove
Teaching more than what we know we need
On not turning on the television then looking for something to watch
A “no” beats no reply
Before death is final
Adjusting the headline
Action vs Aspiration
Let them know
What’s in a name
The art of plussing
Locating the middle
What we mean by “all”
The note behind the note
You’ve got a net
Part of the job
Noticing and Appreciating
Where’s the Beef
In search of a label
Thinking of others
There’s nothing wrong with most things we complain about - they’re just not for us
There are the things we do every day and there are the things that we are.
Drawing the line
Make the call
The voice in your head
A literal shot in the arm
Not enough time
The part after forever
Someone else’s perspective
The wrong wish
My third word for 2021
My second word for 2021
My first word for 2021
Learning it’s not mine
Don’t press the magic button
Three quick stories and a quest
Sometimes you run for the sidelines
Storytelling lessons for NaNo
It’s dying to get better
You and only you
You’ll remember what you did and didn’t do these next few weeks.
Dealing with a giant mess
On not using it
Making little adjustments
Seeing yourself in pictures that aren’t selfies
What do you mean it’s not the same river?
A Different Perspective
I named this blog “Keep Two Thoughts” based on the final paragraphs of the eulogy I delivered for Kim four years ago today at her funeral.
Seeing the Person
Doing what it takes to get there
The power of the written word
As we debate whether or not to send kids back to school, the CDC has updated its advice (reportedly, it was updated for them) in The Importance of Reopening America’s Schools this Fall.
Nothing is important
I flip a fair coin and it comes up heads. I flip it again and it comes up heads. I ask you to guess the result of the next flip.
You have to do a lot of difficult and boring work to create something worthwhile.
Giving good notes is not the same as giving instructions.
What a strange topic to begin with. But these are strange times.
Who you are.
Step back from the shiny object.
News from Apple’s Developer Conference
Are you doing the things you say are most important to you?
The answer may depend on the questioner - not just the question.
Can we imagine ourselves in other people’s shoes?
This week I was reminded of the roots of design patterns.
“Stop wishing for bad luck and knocking on wood”
Conferences from your couch
Why it’s important to remember to say “Thank You”
How do you decide whether or not to hire someone?
Doctor it hurts when I do this…
This morning a friend tweeted “What day is it?”
My internet provider is advertising a discount for new customers. They get three times the speed I’m getting for $3 more a month.
Welcome to the newsletter I forgot I had…