The Embarrassment Test: trust your emotions

Quite simply, it's a technique to apply to any conversation you are having. Pay careful attention to your embarrassment emotion during the conversation; it will give you critical, immediate insight into your true priorities, any gaps, and to your strengths. I've found that the Embarrassment Test instantly evaluates the content of the conversation against the... Continue Reading →

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Learners vs. the Learned

“In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.”

― Eric Hoffer

Intermittent Fasting & Exercise

This is a recent article on Intermittent Fasting by Dr Jason Fung (a Toronto endocrinologist who has become a very reasoned fasting proponent ). Reading this I'm thinking that my success had a lot to do with the biochemistry of my body. And that starting to exercise more helped too. However, it does seem to... Continue Reading →

Software and Engineering Introduction

In this section I plan to consolidate and expand material from a variety of places, including repatriating posts from stimulating facebook discussions over the past years (if I can track them down). On the software side of things this could include zero defect development, software engineering, design tools and structure, code inspections, and more. The... Continue Reading →

Health and Fitness Introduction

In the fall of 2013 a happy coincidence of factors came together that allowed me to make a significant change to my health and fitness. I discovered intermittent fasting and decided to try it, intrigued by the 'repair mode' or autolysis that the body initiates when fasting. By my birthday in December I had reached... Continue Reading →

Cedar Woods Farm

I plan to migrate the old content from the somewhat sporadic website for the farm, plus consolidate some other posts and thoughts on sustainable agriculture, and the significance of grazing and pastures for carbon sequestration.

Personalize your LinkedIn Interactions

Here's a reminder, suggestion, request that all LinkedIn users remember to personalize their interactions. Especially when you send a connection request, edit the content to outline why you'd like to connect, give some background, etc. Start (or re-start) your connection on a more personalized basis. Along the same vein, a good picture really helps. These... Continue Reading →

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