The Barefoot Experiment

The Barefoot Experiment

I tried out a pair of toe-shoes yesterday – you know, those shoes that isolate each toe and give the appearance of having neon mutant bionic feet. While not thrilled with their style I was interested in the claim that wearing these shoes is like being barefooted, bare feet being […]

Redefining Entertainment

Redefining Entertainment

One smart thing I did after college was get rid of my TV. I was trying to start a company and television was getting in my way. With my daily diet of setbacks, tough decisions, and steep learning curves, it was too easy to turn on the TV when things […]

Decoy Tasks

Decoy Tasks

Every day I make a list of two to ten things that I could do. But they are not equal: one is more important than the rest. One of them moves me further along life’s journey, renders me more responsible, and yields greater satisfaction than the other tasks combined. Yet […]

Division of labor

Division of labor

A friend asked me recently during lunch why I grow food when I live in the city and can buy it all. Don’t I believe in the division of labor? Why make life unnecessarily hard? But lots of things are unnecessarily hard. Eating a sandwich, for instance. All that chewing […]