Why Work?

Every morning I wake up thinking about revenues and expenses. I fall asleep planning some new hare-brained idea to try out in the business. Betweentimes I grind through piles of high priority tasks.

I started my career wanting to work to earn money to have freedom to party and to do fun things. The odd thing is that to truly earn money you need to give up the day to day focus on money.… read more “Why Work?”

Bad Dream

I had a bad dream last night. I was running one of my company meetings and was running into lots of technical problems. One of my employees got mad and quit in front of everyone and I couldn’t turn the video off or fix the technical issues.

Writing & Presentation Exercise with Jeremy & Laurel

Rules: something that happened to us today, 15 minutes to prepare and then present.

Joel’s piece:

I met two old ladies today who have been neighbors and friends for forty years.  They sat together laughing and joking and talking like only people who have been friends forever do.  I love seeing that – two people who are happy, and there for each other their whole lives through.… read more “Writing & Presentation Exercise with Jeremy & Laurel”

Cargo Ship

More strange dreams, this one from last night. I’ve taken a few liberties to expand it from the original version.

A titanic interstellar cargo ship flew through the darkness of space for millennia at sub-light speed. The internal sensors pinged solar systems and scanned planets as it passed, searching for signs of life. Then it detected a G-type star surrounded by eight planets and an asteroid belt.… read more “Cargo Ship”


Laurel is having a minor surgery today in Encino, so I drove her up to the clinic and am waiting in the cafe next door for her. The front desk secretary is supposed to call me when she is in the recovery room and I will go in and talk to her until she is coherent enough to go home.… read more “Surgery”

AI Dream

Another night, another dream.

Google hosted a competition on artificial intelligence. The winner created an AI that could destroy all of the others. The tank that was the size of a wheelchair, amd the drone with a big machine gun were among the cruder entries.

Someone created a true AI though that could live in the cloud and seize possession of other machines and even people.… read more “AI Dream”