The Last Thing I Remember

The last thing I remember, I was driving in the desert. It was a cool night, and I had the top down, enjoying the colitas with the rest of the band. I had my le...

Book Notes: Principles

By Ray Dalio. 552 pages. NOTE: Whenever I read a nonfiction book, I like to summarize the ‘meat’ of it, the parts that really had value to me (I cop...

Book Notes: The Richest Man in Babylon

By George S. Clason. 125 pages. NOTE: Whenever I read a nonfiction book, I like to summarize the ‘meat’ of it, the parts that really had value to me...

What Is Technical Writing?

This is an excerpt from my book How to Get Started As a Technical Writer, written for people with little or no technical writing experience. I believe that R...

Marcus Aurelius, in 10 Sentences

Marcus Aurelius, 2000 years ago: 1. Ignore what others are doing. 2. Your Reality is made by your opinion. 3. Do less. 4. Death is knocking at your door. 5. You...

The Source of Water

Did you know vodka in Russian means “little water”? The origins of the modern words for “water” in the western world are ancient. There ...

Book Notes: The Good House Book

By Clarke Snell. 240 pages. NOTE: Whenever I read a nonfiction book, I like to summarize the ‘meat’ of it, the parts that really had value to me (I ...