Blake's Blog

Some Assembly Required: 54 Lessons for a Life Worth Living


Whether it's the periodic seven-year-old's question, "Why is the sky...

Eu-logy: The Study of a Life


As I grow older, I am experiencing a number of phenomena that are new --...

Catnip for Gladwellians


On November 11, 2009 PBS's Charlie Rose welcomed Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics authors Steven...

Hippocrates' "Do No Harm"


In conducting research recently, I came across the writings of Hippocrates. Though he...

The Best Blessings Are Free


I apologize for being remiss these past three weeks and not posting -- I cling...

Brian's Brain


I was exhausted last night as I shuffled onto the plane in the dark amid...

Paper Tigers


I noticed the Michael Jackson autopsy the other day.

You know what my impression was?...

Saturn & Self-Talk


The announcement by GM yesterday that, in effect, "Saturn is dead" is a...

Yearlong Worldwide Sabbatical


Well, this is a neat idea!

Mike Gathright, a professional acquaintance, is now 8...

Presentation Zen


We all -- each and every single one of us -- present.

Just as we...

A Quirky Little Treasure in Alpine, TX


I usually restrain myself from sharing recommendations pocked with four letter words, the second of...

Sandbox


I spoke with the kindest man last week. Mid-sixties.

Regarding his vocation, he commented,...