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A Pair of Boots

By Craig Weller / January 30, 2021 / 3 Comments

I was still 17 when I enlisted in the Navy. My parents had to sign the enlistment paperwork for me since I wasn’t of legal age. This wasn’t without some resistance. I could have become a doctor. Or a lawyer. These are the two jobs that are supposed to be in your future when you’re […]

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The Attention-Pain Trade-Off

By Craig Weller / June 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice there is little we can do to change until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.” – Daniel Goleman; Vital Lies, Simple Truths.   […]

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Panic is the First Stage of Death

By Craig Weller / May 28, 2020 / 1 Comment

“The wise tell us that a nail keeps a shoe, a shoe a horse, a horse a man, a man a castle, that can fight.” – Bescheidenheit, Freidank, 1230 AD.    In our book, we talk about one of the fundamental characteristics of complex systems – sensitivity to initial conditions, or SIC.  You’ve heard of […]

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