Know Thyself

How do others perceive me? I would probably never go so far as to say “Tell me what you really think” due to the fear that they might actually do so. I certainly know how I want others to perceive me, and have a mental picture of myself which is almost certainly distorted by my …

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The Joy of Fishing?

When I retired I embarked upon a process of identifying potential hobbies that might hold my interest. I think that most folks, at the end of a long career have a pretty solid attention span. Add to that the ability to stay on task even when pain and frustration are involved, and I think you …

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How to Turn a Hobby into a Jobby

Successful technologies often begin as hobbies. Jacques Cousteau invented scuba diving because he enjoyed exploring caves. The Wright brothers invented flying as a relief from the monotony of their normal business of selling and repairing bicycles. Freeman Dyson – English-American theoretical physicist and mathematician Hobbies are strange animals. I have often heard that a hobby …

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