S1 E160 — Mourning Kobe

But, totally unanticipated and more shocking was the death of Kobe Bryant, age 41 and his 13-year-old daughter in a mid-morning helicopter crash with other passengers on board while taking part in her basketball tournament.

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:Relationships have blissful turns, peaceful passages and rocky stretches.  The best motto when things get tense: ‘Fewer words, more time.’ Silence makes healers out of the hours.” Libra

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 160 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 26th day of January in winter of 2020.


Is this the LA version of “Stuff Happens in a New York Moment”?

Kobe’s death feels like the devastation of JFK, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther Kings assassinations and more shocking than Magic’s AIDs announcement.  

The Gen Y-sters and Gen Z-sters now have this shock and mourning that older generations experienced too often in their lives.  

Kobe lived through the 3-act hero’s journey like Steve Jobs.

Sad.  Lost my mojo.  

Almost mustered enough energy to complete Patreon page. 

Instead I read Mickey Haller and a Bosch book by Michael Connelly, watched Australian Open to see if in post- or pre-game interviews with Nadal, Fedrer or Djovich they would pay tribute to Kobe.  

They did.

Tuned into Senate Impeachment, but with less interest now than Emma the Baroness.


Maybe Zahn’s Holiday Tau speaks to Los Angeles, so devoted to Kobe who never played for another NBA team, but in retirement you could see how devoted he was to his daughters.  

It’ll be hard to let go.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Of all the things to be loyal to — and there is so much around that is worthy of your allegiance — one thing that can go without your devotion is your own suffering.  You’ve put in your time.  Let it go.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Life and death.  Makes me want to reflect and shift gears more to what I feel the Volume Three manuscript will become, given the swirl of events and making me pivot to what’s most important to me.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Your mind does funny things, mostly habitual.  To think on purpose is to reject a lot of what your mind throws into the mix.  Just because you happen to think something doesn’t mean you should believe it.” Aries

Haha.  Unlike the shocking news about Kobe and his daughter, your Holiday Tau is one I’ve anticipated for since forever.  Thanks for the reminder though.

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Make a note of the date and your ideas because you will be struck with notions that, if expressed, wouldn’t win a popularity contest right now.  But in about five years, everyone will know this thinking is spot on.” Taurus

And, what I didn’t learn in school intrigues me and makes me want to seize the chance to live life like an art form or a natural experiment.

“5”  Steve Smith, 30: What you learned in school wasn’t gospel.  It was a group of opinions gathered together by people with varying degrees of expertise on the subject.  Seize the chance to go see for yourself.” Gemini

“Yup, thanks Howey.”  Like a time for stillness and letting emotions swell up and cry.  I’ve been weeping all day.

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:You are being constantly cued to ask the next question, take the next step, buy the next thing.  It will be refreshing to interact with things that are so complete as they are that ‘next,’ if it exists, is irrelevant.” Cancer

Nice as a diversion.  Who here knows what a Hula Hoop was or is and why I never was good at it, unlike the divine Emma the Baroness? 

“4”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: Not all thoughts are built alike.  Some are straight as arrows; others are so loopy by nature they may as well be Hula-Hoops, and you’ll circulate accordingly.  Think twice before your pick that kind up.” Leo

Normally, true.  I’ve nurtured that insight while advising and consulting — you know stepping ahead to allow my client to discover for themselves what they want and need. It’s not so much fun today, though.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:You’ve a gift for recognizing what people want.  Sometimes you see what they want even before they themselves realize it.  You can use this talent for fun and profit.” Virgo

Wow, I began to dismiss your Holiday Tau as I read the first few years, but felt its importance.  Ironically, you and Kobe played for Phil Jackson on different championship teams, so I’m especially turning in today.  Thanks.

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:Relationships have blissful turns, peaceful passages and rocky stretches.  The best motto when things get tense: ‘Fewer words, more time.’ Silence makes healers out of the hours.” Libra

I may be wrong, but it just feels like your Holiday Tau almost always perplexes me, Steve.  Sometimes like Kerr’s TauBit for today, I just have to sit in silence until your message crystalizes for me.  

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: Author Sylvia Boorstein said that anger wrinkles the mind. ‘If you want to think clearly, you can’t be mad at anything.’ Clarity will be essential to take advantage of the big things coming up for you.” Sagittarius

If I do will my mojo eventually return, Steve?

“3”  Steve Harvey, 62:A person who is bathing isn’t necessarily aquatic.  A person who is eating a vegetable isn’t necessarily a vegan.  Who you are is not always who you’re being in the moment.  Loosen up on self-judgment.”  Capricorn

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate


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