Your Taste Disappoints You

Great interview with Ira Glass (from This American Life) regarding storytelling, but more generally…creating. Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make […]

Finding Sunshine

Last weekend, I had a cross-country flight planned — a flight of about 65 nautical miles straight line distance.  This would be the first time I would make a solo flight away from the traffic pattern or the practice area.  Navigate there, land, and turn around and come home.  I had done some planning to […]

Orion and Progress

A few things caught my eye in the last few days.  First, this article from The Space Buff points out the unveiling of the new Orion spacecraft — without any actual missing to fill or a booster to lift it into space: Then, the Constellation project—of which Orion was a part—was cancelled. Orion’s mission was […]

A Little Help From My Things

Two applications have really helped me deal with managing my time and the information I need to process everyday.  Instapaper and Things: Instapaper is a simple site that allows you to mark sites to real later.  That’s it.  It’s a true member of the “one thing well” family of sites.  I can mark things to read […]