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Thinking Ahead

Don’t get me wrong: university educations can be terrific — I have one. And indeed it’s smart to get one when your chosen profession demands it. But not everyone should go to a university, and we need skilled workers too: electricians, plumbers, mechanics, carpenters, welders, legal assistants, medics, bookkeepers, and many more. This is a drum Mike Rowe […]

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OUCH!

No one said that chasing your dreams was going to be easy. But, when you do it right, all that hard work looks flawless to the outsiders’ eyes. Until then, get up, bandage up, and get moving. Your dreams won’t chase themselves.

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Married Life

Now however, through modern technology, we can yell “WHAT” through Skype, Google Hangouts, Voxer, telephones, cell phones, text messages, IM, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Whats App just in case our partners missed it the first time. But we still don’t understand what they want for dinner.

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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 […]

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