Just Do It

Well of course they were scared and felt outside their “comfort zone.” They just did it anyway. If your goal doesn’t scare you at least a little, it’s not a big enough goal.


Arnold Toynbee (1852–1883) was a British economic historian noted for his social commitment and desire to improve the living conditions of the working class. Ironically, he apparently worked himself to death (at age 30). Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American … See the Meme

NASA’s Job

The full context of this quote, from my eulogy of Jerry in 1999: Jerry was a brilliant and uncompromising engineer. One of his strengths was keeping humans in the loop: It’s relatively easy to design a machine. It’s a lot harder to design it well so that it helps people, rather than get in their … See the Meme

On-the-Job Hazards

Of course, we can usually tell more stories about them than they can about us. Remember that, doc!