Category Archive: Courage

The Nefarious Danger of Avoiding People

Introverts enjoy people but need time to recharge after being in groups. This post is not about them. I’m talking about withdrawal for nefarious reasons. The meaning of nefarious isolation: Early in life… Continue reading

The Hot Iron Effect: How to Learn From Negative Experience

Melted synthetics cling to the bottom of some hotel irons. When the iron gets hot, the residue stains your clothes. I learned this the hard way. My experience with irons also taught me… Continue reading

How to Be a Smart Novice and Stop Hurting Yourself and Others

Novelty makes novices of us all. Every time you try something new, you’re a novice all over again. Dangers of inexperience: You thought you understood parenting until you had children. You thought you… Continue reading

Eliminate “Out of an Abundance of Caution”

Gag me with a spoon. I’m sick of hearing, “Out of an abundance of caution….” Bad: An abundance of caution is bad. People buy all the toilet paper out of an abundance of… Continue reading

Why Smart Leaders Do Stupid Things

No one gets up thinking, “I want to do something incredibly stupid today.” Choices seem smart until they end up harmful. Only a knuckle head shows up thinking, “How can I suck the… Continue reading

Something Stinks – When There’s a Dead Mouse in the Wall

A mouse fell into a wall cavity in our downstairs and died. My wife bought apple pie air fresheners. There’s nothing like the smell of apple pie with a picante of dead mouse.… Continue reading