Have you ever had a great coach? The kind that inspired you, and taught you to be the best competitor you could be? The kind that maybe also encouraged you to be a better person? I bet you can still see the impact that a great coach had on your life, even decades … [Read more...] about Have You Ever Had A Great Coach?
For our ten-year anniversary, my wife signed us up for a marathon. A chance to run together, to train together, maybe even suffer a bit together. And to remind ourselves what it feels like to push our bodies to the limit. We have crazy lives at home, so why not add a marathon … [Read more...] about Training For A Marathon With 4 Kids Under 10
"Sleep is for the weak, don't you agree?" I used to write this snippet at the bottom of my work emails whenever I worked past midnight. Bonus points if I could send another mass email before 6:30am the next morning. "Sleep is for the weak" used to be my professional battle … [Read more...] about I Thought Sleep Was For The Weak, But I Was Wrong
My most important life lesson from graduate school was in time series econometrics. Wait -- what?? Yes, you read that right, folks. Here's what I learned: Life is a random process, just like a statistical time series. There are areas of life within our control, and there … [Read more...] about Your Life As A Random Process
An old fishing parable goes like this (retelling the story here from memory): A businessman goes to visit a local fisherman in a vacation destination. The fisherman takes him for a long day of fishing and relaxation. They have a great time and enjoy the day. The businessman asks … [Read more...] about Living the Life of Your Dreams