S4 E21 — Not Since the War of 1812

Or that our democracy would be exposed to not only the whims of a dictator wannabe in the Oval office, but he and his cronies would buddy up to other autocrats and demagogues — can you spell P.U.T.I.N ?

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41; Steven Spielberg, 74: “These conditions, for better or worse, do not define you. In a moment of detachment, you will notice your circumstances differently. They’ll feel somehow smaller.” Sagittarius

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s 21st Episode in Season 4 of  Our Disruptively Resilient Year” on this 7th day of April in the spring of 2022.

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

Table of Contents

We concluded the three-year examination of how bits of wisdom changed — during the “normal” pre-pandemic year compared to the pandemic year, and more recently to the paradoxically normal year. 

Season Four continues now within domestic and global chaos.

Previously in Season Four, The Disruptively Resilient Year

S4 E20Resiliently Living Through Domestic and Global ChaosS4 E19The Reason Character and Honesty Don’t Count Anymore; S4 E18Hopelessly Naive or Too Numb to Know Any Better?

Related from Season Three, the Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E21Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and My Curiosity Whisperer Walking a Yip-Yippy Dog; S3 E20Celebrate the Anniversary of When Things Seemed So Normal; S3 E19Thought Flickers, Cosmic Swirling and Exacted Costs; S3 E18My Teacher is Sending You to Detention!

Related from Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E21Cycles of History Rhyming with Endlessly Disruptive Rhythms?; S2 E20Panic, Fertilizer and Least Expected Meaningful Moments; S2 E19What’s Percolating in Our Collective Unconscious?; S2 E18What is the Truth and How Can You Tell?

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E21Day 21 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E20Day 20 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E19Day 19 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E18Day 18 of My 1-Year Experiment;

Context

The incredible shrinking principled conservative base.  How did it happen?

“Political critics now say,” according to Jamie Raskin, “that the Democratic Party, whatever its faults, is the party of democracy and that the Republican Party is the party of Trump, authoritarianism, corruption, and insurrection.”

Most politicians thought Trump was just:

      • playacting,
      • blocking out negative information, 
      • giving everything a positive spin
      • raising money on paranoia and 
      • playing the polarizing carnival barker

But, then there’s his egging on violence from

      • The Proud Boys, 
      • the Three Percenters, 
      • the Oath Keepers, 
      • the Aryan Nations, 
      • QAnon followers, 
      • Christian White Nationalists and 
      • Militia forces

Referring to the insurrection on January 6th when Confederate flag wavers broke in, Raskin said the United States had not seen and assault on the Capitol like that since the War of 1812.

But, because Trump displayed his four years of continuous norm destruction and daily shredding of the Constitution out in the open for all to see, it shouldn’t surprise us that he conspired to stay in office.

Or that our democracy would be exposed to not only the whims of a dictator wannabe in the Oval office, but he and his cronies would buddy up to other autocrats and demagogues — can you spell P.U.T.I.N ?

A threat to constitution exposed to violent authoritarianism and fascism.

Bob Woodward and Robert Costa reported in their book “Peril,” that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Milley, thought that, ”Trump’s manifest behavioral instability and desperateness … “ could represent a very real threat to the nation and a possibility of an impetuous and undeclared war in his final days.

Milley took action with a call to “his Chinese counterpart to assure him that the U.S. had no plans to attack China.”

He made it clear that, “Any authorization for a nuclear launch would have to flow through him.”

Raskin says he and the House Manages “had the chance to convict and repudiate Donald Trump for his high crimes against constitutional democracy and then to disqualify him from ever holding office in the United States again.”

During the trial, we had been focused on just one man and one crime, but America needs to understand the whole architecture of the January 6 attack:

      • Who organized it and paid for
      • Who coordinated the inside political strategy with the violent elements running amok outside,
      • What we need to do to stop the next assault, or at least prepare ourselves for it.

It would effectively have purged Trumpism from the American body politic. This we failed to do.

Woodward and Costa disclose that Milley believed January 6 was a planned, coordinated, synchronized attack on the very heart of American democracy, designed to overthrow the government to prevent the constitutional certification of a legitimate election won by Joe Biden.

Trump might still be looking for what Milley called a “Reichstag moment.” In 1933, Adolf Hitler had cemented absolute power for himself and the Nazi Party amid street terror and the burning of the Reichstag parliamentary building.

Nazis were willing to come out in the open.

Behaving like an autocrat Trump was systemically attacking the courts, the press, and Congress—a vintage move by an autocrat to dismantle institutions constricting his power.

“The neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and white supremacists emerging from dark rooms and remote fields and the anonymity of the web into the bright light of day.”

Evidence

Today’s Holiday Theme: 

Emotions are information. There are no bad emotions, just inaccurate interpretations of them, unhelpful reactions to them or questionable reasons they are triggered in the first place. (Celebrate) our emotions as neutral tools with potential for constructive use.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “When you are fully engaged in what you’re doing, it’s like you are one with the sea of life. You move and the world naturally adjusts and reacts, making way for you.” Scorpio

OK, I like how this one started out in the sea.  The second sentence is the one I hope for, but remains to seen, eh?

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41; Steven Spielberg, 74: “These conditions, for better or worse, do not define you. In a moment of detachment, you will notice your circumstances differently. They’ll feel somehow smaller.” Sagittarius

Well if the better or worse conditions don’t define me, I still hoping for the last sentence.  Or as Emma the Baroness recently said, and I’m paraphrasing, “I can’t wait for the day when I can get Trumps name out of my brain.”

“4”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “If the reward rained down from the heavens, everyone would go outside with open hands. But the rewards come in increments and from the ground up. They belong to those who get their hands dirty.” Leo

Or in rain buckets and tubs.  But aren’t these Holiday Taus supposed originate in the heavens?  Haha.  But I get your meaning, dirty hands keep us grounded.

“3”  Steve Harvey, 62; Stephan Patis, 53;  Stephen Hawking (1943 – 2018): “Those who aim to impress will do the opposite because working for approval is off-putting. The truly impressive don’t need the feedback. They are too busy doing what pleases, upholding a standard or living a principle.” Capricorn

Will somebody clip this one and send it to the twice impeached former president?

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines, according to my analytics, grew from 12458 this week to 12559 organically grown followers.
    • Orange County Beach Towns 212 viewers stopped by the week before.

Foresight

Quality-of-Life

Long-Form

    • “Here, Right Matters: An American Story” by Alexander Vindman. “We’d long been confused by the president’s policy of accommodation and appeasement of Russia, the United States’ most pressing major adversary. Russia’s president Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, seizing the Crimean Peninsula, attacking its industrial heartland, the Donbass, from the capital, Kyiv. By 2019, little had changed, Russian military and security forces and their proxy separatists continued to occupy the Donbass. The biggest change was to Ukraine’s importance as a bulwark against Russian aggression weeks earlier, the White House had abruptly put a hold on nearly four hundred million dollars.” 
    • David Enrich begins his book with a suicide in “Deutsche Bank Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction” and then meticulously details the bank’s Russian money laundering operations. Deutsche’s Russian business surged after revenues had fallen 50% due to the 2008 financial crisis. Putin’s Russia, poured in to Deutsche from deals it did with VTB Bank, linked to the Kremlin’s intelligence apparatus. Deutsche positioned itself as a crucial cog in “The Laundromat” by doing what couldn’t be done — processing cross-border transactions for banks that were too small  and didn’t have offices outside their home countries.
    • “Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy” by Jamie Raskin recalls one tragedy no parent should endure — the suicide of his son — and then a second tragedy at almost the same time — the insurrection on January 6th 2021, that terrified he and his congressional peers who were tasked by the Constitution to routinely oversee the orderly transfer of power from one former president to the duly elected new President. 
    • “A Warning” by Anonymous (Miles Taylor) written prior to the January 6th Insurrection as an insider’s account documenting how frequently the former President’s behavior and rage without any “guard rails” showed just how far he would go to win the next election at any cost while spinning lies and misinformation on top of each other.  
    • “Peril” by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa provides anecdotes, stories and inside reporting documenting the controversial last days of Donald Trump’s presidency, as well as the presidential transition and early presidency of Joe Biden. 

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

Table of Contents

Season One: The One-Year Natural Experiment

S1 E1 – Day One of My 1-Year Experiment

S1 E2Day 2 of My 1-Year Experiment

S1 E3Day 3 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E4Day 4 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E5Day 5 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E6Day 6 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E7 Day 7 of My 1-Year Experiment

S1 E8Day 8 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E9Day 9 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E10Day 10 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E11Day 11 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E12Day 12 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E13 Day 13 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E14Day 14 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E15Day 15 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E16Day 16 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E17Day 17 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E18Day 18 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E19Day 19 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E20Day 20 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E21Day 21 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E22Day 22 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E23Day 23 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E23Day 23 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E24Day 24 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E25Day 25 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E26Day 26  of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E27Day 27 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E28Day 28 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E29Day 29 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E30Day 30 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E31Day 31 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E32Day 32 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E33Day 33 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E34Day 34 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E35Day 35 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E36Day 36 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E37Day 37 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E38Day 38 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E39What’s Up with Facebook? 

S1 E40Nothing to See Here, Keep Moving On 

S1 E41The Dream Was Over, Long Live the Dream 

S1 E42Love on the Run 

S1 E43Desperation on Such a Summer’s Day 

S1 E44Google Me Some Chopped Liver 

S1 E45Day 45 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E46Day 46 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E47Day 47 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E48Holiday TauBit Trumps Funk 

S1 E49 — Magnetize the Version You Imagine 

S1 E50The Bias Brothers or Just Plain Losers? 

S1 E51Brief, Broad, Fast, Wow and Delight 

S1 E52Missing Chapters and Paths Not Taken 

S1 E53High 5’s for Tau Secrets Revealed 

S1 E54A Version That’s a TauBit Grander 

S1 E55All Roads Lead to the Future 

S1 E56It’s Frickin’ Summer and So Are You 

12 Hidden Secrets and Stolen Wisdom – Month Two 

S1 E57More or Less in the Know 

S1 E58Judging a Stroll from the Hotel Santa Barbara to the Lobero Theater 

S1 E59Where Did All the Dillon Millennials Go? Eureka! 

S1 E60Overlapping Cycles of Life 

S1 E61 — Investment of Time and Effort 

S1 E62Next Reality? 

S1 E63Day 63 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E64 — Father and Son Rituals out of Storage 

S1 E65Focus Your Mental Energy 

S1 E66Do Your Proposals Lead to Contracts? 

S1 E67Don’t Misunderstand Me 

S1 E68Overcompensating for Disappointing Results? 

S1 E69Anniversary Trip of a Lifetime Deep in the Heart of Tuscany 

S1 E70Lingering Fear My Cover Was Blown 

S1 E71Isn’t There a Placebo for This? 

S1 E72It’s Taken so Long, I Could be Wrong 

S1 E73Do You Need a Little Leo da V Time Too? 

S1 E74You Know What To Do, Yeah Right! 

S1 E75Dreams and Schemes and Workarounds 

S1 E76“The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book”

S1 E77Why This Caper Is Breaking My Mind 

S1 E78Drag Me to Obsolescence, Clear the Way to the Future 

S1 E79Can I Keep It Up? For a Year? 

S1 E80I’ll Give You Adverse Conditions, Steve 

S1 E81— Is This My Wake Up Call, Steve? 

S1 E82Why Writers Aren’t the Only Endangered Species. Sigh. 

S1 E83The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book 

S1 E90Day 90 of My 1-Year Natural Experiment 

S1 E84Crisis averted?  Energy depleted?  What are we going to do? 

S1 E85What happens when the fear subsides? 

S1 E86Day 86 of My 1-Year Natural Experiment 

S1 E87 — Pipe Bombs Destroy Vacation Bliss 

S1 E88Who’s Marc Maron and What’s da Vinci got to do with him? 

S1 E89Because If You Don’t Someone Else Will. It’s Worth It! 

S1 E90Day 90 of My 1-Year Natural Experiment 

S1 E91If that, then this … ? The daily double?

S1 E92Shh … Secrets Husbands Keep to Ourselves 

S1 E93Why is it easier to Hate than to Love the other Half? 

S1 E94Wasn’t There a Movie about the Tau of Steve? 

S1 E95No Back to Work Days or Hump Days Allowed 

S1 E96Old Rabbits Die Hard 

S1 E97 My Top 19 Reasons for Failing 

S1 E98Why Can’t I Leave 26 Orphans for a Well Deserved Vacation? 

S1 E99What’s in a Name? Baby Boy Names? 

S1 E100Running out of Determination and Grit by the 100th Day 

S1 E101From Saint to Soul Mate and Trusted Friend 

S1 E102Why Is It Always Hidden in the Fine Print? 

S1 E103Innies and Outies and Other Potential Catastrophes 

S1 E104How Yesterday’s Success Triggers Tomorrow’s Failure 

S1 E105Will Fortune Smile on Us Later in the Evening? 

S1 E106 — Attempts to Upset 9 of My Life Stages Apple Cart 

S1 E107How Do You Rate Your Sense of Curiosity? 

S1 E108After So Many Defeats is it Time to Catch a New Trajectory? 

S1 E109Do All Introverts Take the Long Acetylcholine Pathway? 

S1 E110Love, Longing, Belonging, Connection and Loss 

S1 E111Is There Half-life of Wisdom? 

S1 E112 —  When Was the Last Time You Wrangled Your Past? 

S1 E113Is This an Omen? 

S1 E114Setbacks, Frustration, Epic Fails but How Was Your Day? 

S1 E115Meandering Minds, Falling Branches and Strange Pacing Until … 

S1 E116The Jolt of Lightning that Changed Everything 

S1 E117Poets and Priests and Testifying Under Oath … 

S1 E118Swiping Your Birthday Is What I Do, So Sue Me 

S1 E119What Happens When You Hold an Idea? 

S1 E120Metamorphosis, Exhilaration and a Life of Crime 

S1 E121When Should You Work Backwards and When Should You Shop? 

S1 E122Is the Next Best Thing a Friend with a Bad Memory? 

S1 E123Knowing it Wasn’t a Good Choice, But … 

S1 E124No Longer a Misunderstood Genius or Child Celebrity 

S1 E125No Names Again this Year but Pass the Gravy 

S1 E126Who Wouldn’t Want to Choose Steve, Stephen or Stevie for Your Newborn Infant? 

S1 E127Why Does My Horoscope Suck Compared to Yours? 

S1 E128Messy, Creative Leonardo-like Procrastinations 

S1 E129 — An Elephant, A 500 lb. Gorilla and a Chicken Walk into the …  

S1 E130How Do You Go On When Sheer Panic Sets In? 

S1 E131Brain Rattling, Self-Criticism and Second Guessing 

S1 E132Freudian Pink Slips for Endangered Writers and Bloggers 

S1 E133Why Don’t More Creators Write or Blog? 

S1 E134What Will This Force Me to Become? No Black Cats Allowed 

S1 E135The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book 

S1 E136Just How Do Zip Codes Prevent Homebuyer Remorse? 

S1 E137Shouldn’t I Bet It All on the Four 5s I’ve Been Dealt? 

S1 E138The Inscrutable Paradox of Tom Petty and Joan Irvine’s Estates 

S1 E139  — Crap, OTE, Just Crap 

S1 E140Chasing Squirrels While Barking At Nothing 

S1 E141Be Your Inner Artist and Let Her Fly 

S1 E 142Wisdom Arrives by Putting Knowledge into Action 

S1 E143 — The Grand Prize Winner 

S1 E144 — Down to Final Two Days Left 

S1 E145Three Miles of Coincidental Dancing 

S1 E1463 am Dreams Lend No Support 

S1 E147Whistleblowing, Melancholy and Curbing Fallen Needles 

S1 E148 — Unforced Errors, Disruptions and Discord 

S1 E149Tales and Trails and Mind Blowing Dents 

S1 E150Two Tiers Shed for a Dying 4Runner Classic 

S1 E151Stepping onto the Pitch with a Lean MVP 

S1 E152 — Why? Again. Why? 

S1 E153Only The Names Have Been Changed. And Some of It’s True. 

S1 E154 — Ever Gotten That 3 am Call from Gilligan? 

S1 E155 — Distraction or Viewing Addiction? 

S1 E156Hope? Placeholder? Sign? 

S1 E157Schemes, Plots and Plans 

S1 E158Car-Crash Addiction or Integrated Self? 

S1 E1595 Wise Guy Rankings, Why? 

S1 E160Mourning Kobe 

S1 E161Secret Combinations only Life Hacking Marketeers Know 

S1 E162Why Do Her Covert Back Channels End in Discord? 

S1 E163A Balboa Island Thank You 

S1 E164Picking up Followers While Cascading Down the Face of the Falls 

S1 E16511 Simple Steps for Finding the Authentic Quality-of-Life You Deserve 

S1 E166 — Falling Down the Time Sucking Rabbit Hole 

S1 E167Why is Tau the Golden Ratio Showing Up in Nautilus Shells?

 S1 E168A Mammoth Thank You to Kobe and Steve Jobs 

S1 E169Lockouts and Taxing 1-Year Season Coming to an End 

S1 E170Isn’t This Good-Bye?! 

S1 E171 — When’s the Best Time to Air Dirty Laundry? 

S1 E172Got it, Nash.  Rules, Heart, Mouth, Action. 

S1 E173AI, EVs, MRIs, Me and Steves 

S1 E174Isn’t the Lesser of Two Evils Still Evil? 

S1 E175Where’s the Finish Line? Is This Ever Going to End? 

S1 E176The Cliff Hanging Season One Finale

Season Two:  The Pandemic Year

How will our world unfold on the other side of this pandemic?  Back to normal? Or something entirely different?

S2 E1Sneak Preview Asking “How Toxic is Your Work Life?” 

S2 E2New Season Preview: Rippling Effects, Implications and Consequences We Didn’t See Coming

S2 E3Day 3 of My Pandemic Year Experiment 

S2 E4Sneak Preview: Day 4 of My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment 

S2 E5Second Season Sneak Preview: My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment 

S2 E6No We Don’t Share Your Precious Little Frickin’ Data 

S2 E7Smart Moves and Shifting Opportunities 

S2 E8How Does the Entangled Fish Hook Theory of Creativity Work? 

S2 E9Blame It On Your D4DR Gene, Not Me! S1 E62Next Reality?

S2 E10Cats, Ladders and Shaking Salt … 

S2 E11Waiting for the 3rd Shoe to Drop 

S2 E12Too Anxious to Meet and Eat 

S2 E13Slipping on a Bar of Dove Soap and other Ripple Effects 

S2 E14Reading Tea Leaves Bottled and Set Adrift 

S2 E15Behaving Badly, Why Big Sur made “Fodor’s Travel NO List” 

S2 E16Scroll to the Bottom for Foresight and Quality-of-Life, Right Leo? 

S2 E17Shutting Mountain Resorts Down, Closing Boutiques, Kicking Tourists Out

S2 E18What is the Truth and How Can You Tell? 

S2 E19What’s Percolating in Our Collective Unconscious? 

S2 E20Panic, Fertilizer and Least Expected Meaningful Moments 

S2 E21Cycles of History Rhyming with Endlessly Disruptive Rhythms? 

S2 E22Paranoid Rose Review and Traffic-Copped Check Out Lines 

S2 E23Gaping Loss No Amount of Mourning Will Heal 

S2 E24Working Remote from KnowWhere Atoll 

S2 E25Are You an Innie or Outie Thinker? 

S2 E26Rethinking the N-Word 

S2 E27Why I Have to Keep Leo da V on a Leash and So Should You 

S2 E28Hosting Norwegian Zooms While Trump Eliminated the Virus in April

 S2 E29Three Months That Changed the World 

S2 E30It’s Crazy. Why does Amazon Prime Work, but Netflix Doesn’t? 

S2 E31Getting Charged from Box Automattic-aly 

S2 E32Trapped and Bored? Or Unleashing a Reinvention Wave? 

S2 E33What Happens When Your Business Collapses? 

S2 E34Why Is This Kicking Off the 4th Industrial Revolution? 

S2 E35Was this Pandemic Year a 1-Off or New Way of Life? 

S2 E36Turning Lemons into Margaritas 

S2 E37How Deep is the Chasm? What Do We Do? 

S2 E38What Should You Do If You Stumble Across Loaded Information? 

S2 E39The Best Tau for the Pandemic Year, Don’t You Agree? 

S2 E40The Profound Impact of the Pandemic on Nouns 

S2 E41A Pandemic End to Real Estate and Consulting? 

S2 E42It Was Short and Sweet, but Heart-Felt 

S2 E43See What You’ve Been Missing … 

S2 E44Celebrating Emma the Baroness Tribal Quarantine Style 

S2 E45Wildcard What Ifs and Doobie Bros Bias 

S2 E46Whimsy Passion Project or Epic Novel of Adventure? 

S2 E4727 Adventure Regions for Your Remote-Working Bucket List 

S2 E48 Tracking Millennials from One Resort to Another

S2 E49Navigating Waves of Disruption When You’ve Lost Your Bearings 

S2 E505 Fundamental Uncertainties

S2 E51Let’s Agree to Make Things Worse, Shall We?

S2 E52What’s So Wrong with Conventional Wisdom Unless …

S2 E53The Fourth Step’s Passing Storm Botched Beyond Belief 

S2 E5490 Days to Future-Proof Your Career Trajectory and Lifetime Investments

S2 E55Dreaming of 30 Tempting Getaways 

S2 E56What Iffing 

S2 E57Science and Medicine or Politically-Motivated Misinformation?

S2 E58Check Back in 18 Months

S2 E59See What You’ve Been Missing

S2 E60She Began to Weep…

S2 E61Pink Behind the Reflections

S2 E62 — “Shh. Did You Hear That?

S2 E63Easier Than Finding His MacBook Air Password?

S2 E64Let the Beers and Weekend Partying Begin

S2 E65Pandemic Uncovered 11 Life-Changing Secrets You Shouldn’t Ignore

S2 E66The Romance of a Good Humor Man in Detroit

S2 E67Here’s What I Didn’t Know That Will Help You

S2 E68Take More Breakthrough Showers 

S2 E69How Can You Tell Who’s an Engineer at a Party?

S2 E70Persistent Failure

S2 E71 My Top 13 Worst Jobs of All Time 

S2 E7220 Niche-Specific Opportunities Found After Making Soul Crushing Mistakes

S2 E73WorkFit: Chopping Off 12 Losers at the Intersection of Speed and Independence

 

Season Three: The Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E1 — Preview Day One in Season Three of the New Abnormality

S3 E2Preview of the New Post Pandemic Season

S3 E3A Pivot, a Miracle or Something Paradoxically Normal? 

S3 E4What a Fool Believes She Sees 

S3 E5Another Year Another Baby, Could Have Been Stevie like Stevie Nicks, but Noooooo! 

S3 E6What’s the Half Life of Wisdom? 

S3 E7Who Can Resist Ricky Gervais Calls in this Paradoxically Normal Year? 

S3 E8Wait, You’re Saying I Should Read It Again? 

S3 E9Melancholy and Undercover Brooklyn Moms Know Best 

S3 E10Feeding the Beast for Sheila in Fantasyland 

S3 E11Looking for a New Predictive Belief System? 

S3 E12 You Can’t Cure Stupid, but There’s a Cure for Ignorance 

S3 E13 — Why? 

S3 E14How! 

S3 E15Wait, Did I Say That Out Loud? 

S3 E16Quid Pro Quo the Awesome Kind 

S3 E17Guess What? You’re on a Treadmill Just Now Picking Up Speed 

S3 E18My Teacher is Sending You to Detention! 

S3 E19Thought Flickers, Cosmic Swirling and Exacted Costs 

S3 E20Celebrate the Anniversary of When Things Seemed So Normal 

S3 E21Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and My Curiosity Whisperer Walking a Yip-Yippy Dog

S3 E22What’s the Experiment Got To Do with the Exodus from Barb’s Bunny Ranch? 

S3 E23Free from the Pile of Rubble in Your Brain 

S3 E24Reunion on the Edge of the Pacific Ocean near Legoland? Hell Yeah! 

S3 E25 Art Lives Upon Discussion, Upon Experiment, Upon Curiosity … 

S3 E26Following Alice Down the Rabbit Hole 

S3 E27 What the World Needs Now Before It’s Too Late 

S3 E28Why I Stole Your Daily Horoscope for a Year 

S3 E29Why 83.3% of the Time I Swiped Your Tau

S3 E30Steal These TauBits, Please. It’s Only Fair!

S3 E31Treat It Like a Pawn Ticket to Sketchier Things

S3 E32But, Why Should You Care?

S3 E33Do Meaningful Coincidences Really Exist?

S3 E34Why You’re Susceptible to Subliminal Suggestions Like … 

S3 E35This Ain’t No Zemblanity

S3 E36Placebo, Meaningful Coincidence or Just Feeling Lucky

Season Four: Our Disruptively Resilient Year

S4 E1  Shell Shocked into the 4th Season

S4 E2  Suffering Through Little Big Lies Insurrection Season

S4 E3  Rocky-like Struggle Against Evil Touching Us All 

S4 E4  Is This Our Disruptively Resilient Year?

S4 E5  New Season of Domestic and Global Chaos 

S4 E6Hey Listen Up. Is This What You Need to Succeed? 

S4 E7And What’s Up with the Justice Department? 

S4 E8A Suicide and an Epic Trail of Destruction 

S4 E9Did the Luck of the Irish Run Out This Time for Old Orange Hair? 

S4 E10Who’s the First Person You Wanna Tell? 

S4 E11Were Putin and Trump Dipping into the Same Piggy Bank? 

S4 E12Why Did Trump Sue Deutsche Bank? 

S4 E13Was Trump Putin’s Puppet? 

S4 E14 Lies and Lost Causes and Repeat and Repeat 

S4 E15So Maybe Ulysses S. Grant Wasn’t Wrong After All 

S4 E16The Collateral Damage Triggered by the Reflexive Control Playbook 

S4 E17We Regret to Inform You … 

S4 E18Hopelessly Naive or Too Numb to Know Any Better? 

S4 E19The Reason Character and Honesty Don’t Count Anymore

S4 E20Resiliently Living Through Domestic and Global Chaos 

S4 E21Not Since the War of 1812

S4 E22Now, Who Could Argue With That?

S4 E23When In Doubt, Follow the Money

S4 E24Another Spooky Role to Play on the Outside

S4 E25Accountability?

S4 E26What Happens If No One Asks a Question?

S4 E27Who Cares If It’s The Right Thing To Do Anymore? 

S4 E28 Why Do Those Who Know the Least Talk the Longest?

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Season One: The One-Year Natural Experiment

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Season One: The One-Year Natural Experiment

S1 E1 – Day One of My 1-Year Experiment

S1 E2Day 2 of My 1-Year Experiment

S1 E3Day 3 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E4Day 4 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E5Day 5 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E6Day 6 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E7 Day 7 of My 1-Year Experiment

S1 E8Day 8 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E9Day 9 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E10Day 10 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E11Day 11 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E12Day 12 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E13 Day 13 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E14Day 14 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E15Day 15 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E16Day 16 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E17Day 17 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E18Day 18 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E19Day 19 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E20Day 20 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E21Day 21 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E22Day 22 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E23Day 23 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E23Day 23 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E24Day 24 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E25Day 25 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E26Day 26  of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E27Day 27 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E28Day 28 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E29Day 29 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E30Day 30 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E31Day 31 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E32Day 32 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E33Day 33 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E34Day 34 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E35Day 35 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E36Day 36 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E37Day 37 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E38Day 38 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E39What’s Up with Facebook? 

S1 E40Nothing to See Here, Keep Moving On 

S1 E41The Dream Was Over, Long Live the Dream 

S1 E42Love on the Run 

S1 E43Desperation on Such a Summer’s Day 

S1 E44Google Me Some Chopped Liver 

S1 E45Day 45 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E46Day 46 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E47Day 47 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E48Holiday TauBit Trumps Funk 

S1 E49 — Magnetize the Version You Imagine 

S1 E50The Bias Brothers or Just Plain Losers? 

S1 E51Brief, Broad, Fast, Wow and Delight 

S1 E52Missing Chapters and Paths Not Taken 

S1 E53High 5’s for Tau Secrets Revealed 

S1 E54A Version That’s a TauBit Grander 

S1 E55All Roads Lead to the Future 

S1 E56It’s Frickin’ Summer and So Are You 

12 Hidden Secrets and Stolen Wisdom – Month Two 

S1 E57More or Less in the Know 

S1 E58Judging a Stroll from the Hotel Santa Barbara to the Lobero Theater 

S1 E59Where Did All the Dillon Millennials Go? Eureka! 

S1 E60Overlapping Cycles of Life 

S1 E61 — Investment of Time and Effort 

S1 E62Next Reality? 

S1 E63Day 63 of My 1-Year Experiment 

S1 E64 — Father and Son Rituals out of Storage 

S1 E65Focus Your Mental Energy 

S1 E66Do Your Proposals Lead to Contracts? 

S1 E67Don’t Misunderstand Me 

S1 E68Overcompensating for Disappointing Results? 

S1 E69Anniversary Trip of a Lifetime Deep in the Heart of Tuscany 

S1 E70Lingering Fear My Cover Was Blown 

S1 E71Isn’t There a Placebo for This? 

S1 E72It’s Taken so Long, I Could be Wrong 

S1 E73Do You Need a Little Leo da V Time Too? 

S1 E74You Know What To Do, Yeah Right! 

S1 E75Dreams and Schemes and Workarounds 

S1 E76“The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book”

S1 E77Why This Caper Is Breaking My Mind 

S1 E78Drag Me to Obsolescence, Clear the Way to the Future 

S1 E79Can I Keep It Up? For a Year? 

S1 E80I’ll Give You Adverse Conditions, Steve 

S1 E81— Is This My Wake Up Call, Steve? 

S1 E82Why Writers Aren’t the Only Endangered Species. Sigh. 

S1 E83The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book 

S1 E90Day 90 of My 1-Year Natural Experiment 

S1 E84Crisis averted?  Energy depleted?  What are we going to do? 

S1 E85What happens when the fear subsides? 

S1 E86Day 86 of My 1-Year Natural Experiment 

S1 E87 — Pipe Bombs Destroy Vacation Bliss 

S1 E88Who’s Marc Maron and What’s da Vinci got to do with him? 

S1 E89Because If You Don’t Someone Else Will. It’s Worth It! 

S1 E90Day 90 of My 1-Year Natural Experiment 

S1 E91If that, then this … ? The daily double?

S1 E92Shh … Secrets Husbands Keep to Ourselves 

S1 E93Why is it easier to Hate than to Love the other Half? 

S1 E94Wasn’t There a Movie about the Tau of Steve? 

S1 E95No Back to Work Days or Hump Days Allowed 

S1 E96Old Rabbits Die Hard 

S1 E97 My Top 19 Reasons for Failing 

S1 E98Why Can’t I Leave 26 Orphans for a Well Deserved Vacation? 

S1 E99What’s in a Name? Baby Boy Names? 

S1 E100Running out of Determination and Grit by the 100th Day 

S1 E101From Saint to Soul Mate and Trusted Friend 

S1 E102Why Is It Always Hidden in the Fine Print? 

S1 E103Innies and Outies and Other Potential Catastrophes 

S1 E104How Yesterday’s Success Triggers Tomorrow’s Failure 

S1 E105Will Fortune Smile on Us Later in the Evening? 

S1 E106 — Attempts to Upset 9 of My Life Stages Apple Cart 

S1 E107How Do You Rate Your Sense of Curiosity? 

S1 E108After So Many Defeats is it Time to Catch a New Trajectory? 

S1 E109Do All Introverts Take the Long Acetylcholine Pathway? 

S1 E110Love, Longing, Belonging, Connection and Loss 

S1 E111Is There Half-life of Wisdom? 

S1 E112 —  When Was the Last Time You Wrangled Your Past? 

S1 E113Is This an Omen? 

S1 E114Setbacks, Frustration, Epic Fails but How Was Your Day? 

S1 E115Meandering Minds, Falling Branches and Strange Pacing Until … 

S1 E116The Jolt of Lightning that Changed Everything 

S1 E117Poets and Priests and Testifying Under Oath … 

S1 E118Swiping Your Birthday Is What I Do, So Sue Me 

S1 E119What Happens When You Hold an Idea? 

S1 E120Metamorphosis, Exhilaration and a Life of Crime 

S1 E121When Should You Work Backwards and When Should You Shop? 

S1 E122Is the Next Best Thing a Friend with a Bad Memory? 

S1 E123Knowing it Wasn’t a Good Choice, But … 

S1 E124No Longer a Misunderstood Genius or Child Celebrity 

S1 E125No Names Again this Year but Pass the Gravy 

S1 E126Who Wouldn’t Want to Choose Steve, Stephen or Stevie for Your Newborn Infant? 

S1 E127Why Does My Horoscope Suck Compared to Yours? 

S1 E128Messy, Creative Leonardo-like Procrastinations 

S1 E129 — An Elephant, A 500 lb. Gorilla and a Chicken Walk into the …  

S1 E130How Do You Go On When Sheer Panic Sets In? 

S1 E131Brain Rattling, Self-Criticism and Second Guessing 

S1 E132Freudian Pink Slips for Endangered Writers and Bloggers 

S1 E133Why Don’t More Creators Write or Blog? 

S1 E134What Will This Force Me to Become? No Black Cats Allowed 

S1 E135The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book 

S1 E136Just How Do Zip Codes Prevent Homebuyer Remorse? 

S1 E137Shouldn’t I Bet It All on the Four 5s I’ve Been Dealt? 

S1 E138The Inscrutable Paradox of Tom Petty and Joan Irvine’s Estates 

S1 E139  — Crap, OTE, Just Crap 

S1 E140Chasing Squirrels While Barking At Nothing 

S1 E141Be Your Inner Artist and Let Her Fly 

S1 E 142Wisdom Arrives by Putting Knowledge into Action 

S1 E143 — The Grand Prize Winner 

S1 E144 — Down to Final Two Days Left 

S1 E145Three Miles of Coincidental Dancing 

S1 E1463 am Dreams Lend No Support 

S1 E147Whistleblowing, Melancholy and Curbing Fallen Needles 

S1 E148 — Unforced Errors, Disruptions and Discord 

S1 E149Tales and Trails and Mind Blowing Dents 

S1 E150Two Tiers Shed for a Dying 4Runner Classic 

S1 E151Stepping onto the Pitch with a Lean MVP 

S1 E152 — Why? Again. Why? 

S1 E153Only The Names Have Been Changed. And Some of It’s True. 

S1 E154 — Ever Gotten That 3 am Call from Gilligan? 

S1 E155 — Distraction or Viewing Addiction? 

S1 E156Hope? Placeholder? Sign? 

S1 E157Schemes, Plots and Plans 

S1 E158Car-Crash Addiction or Integrated Self? 

S1 E1595 Wise Guy Rankings, Why? 

S1 E160Mourning Kobe 

S1 E161Secret Combinations only Life Hacking Marketeers Know 

S1 E162Why Do Her Covert Back Channels End in Discord? 

S1 E163A Balboa Island Thank You 

S1 E164Picking up Followers While Cascading Down the Face of the Falls 

S1 E16511 Simple Steps for Finding the Authentic Quality-of-Life You Deserve 

S1 E166 — Falling Down the Time Sucking Rabbit Hole 

S1 E167Why is Tau the Golden Ratio Showing Up in Nautilus Shells?

 S1 E168A Mammoth Thank You to Kobe and Steve Jobs 

S1 E169Lockouts and Taxing 1-Year Season Coming to an End 

S1 E170Isn’t This Good-Bye?! 

S1 E171 — When’s the Best Time to Air Dirty Laundry? 

S1 E172Got it, Nash.  Rules, Heart, Mouth, Action. 

S1 E173AI, EVs, MRIs, Me and Steves 

S1 E174Isn’t the Lesser of Two Evils Still Evil? 

S1 E175Where’s the Finish Line? Is This Ever Going to End? 

S1 E176The Cliff Hanging Season One Finale

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Season Two: The Pandemic Year

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Season Two:  the Pandemic Year

How will our world unfold on the other side of this pandemic?  Back to normal? Or something entirely different?

S2 E1Sneak Preview Asking “How Toxic is Your Work Life?” 

S2 E2New Season Preview: Rippling Effects, Implications and Consequences We Didn’t See Coming

S2 E3Day 3 of My Pandemic Year Experiment 

S2 E4Sneak Preview: Day 4 of My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment 

S2 E5Second Season Sneak Preview: My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment 

S2 E6No We Don’t Share Your Precious Little Frickin’ Data 

S2 E7Smart Moves and Shifting Opportunities 

S2 E8How Does the Entangled Fish Hook Theory of Creativity Work? 

S2 E9Blame It On Your D4DR Gene, Not Me!

S2 E10Cats, Ladders and Shaking Salt … 

S2 E11Waiting for the 3rd Shoe to Drop 

S2 E12Too Anxious to Meet and Eat 

S2 E13Slipping on a Bar of Dove Soap and other Ripple Effects 

S2 E14Reading Tea Leaves Bottled and Set Adrift 

S2 E15Behaving Badly, Why Big Sur made “Fodor’s Travel NO List” 

S2 E16Scroll to the Bottom for Foresight and Quality-of-Life, Right Leo? 

S2 E17Shutting Mountain Resorts Down, Closing Boutiques, Kicking Tourists Out

S2 E18What is the Truth and How Can You Tell? 

S2 E19What’s Percolating in Our Collective Unconscious? 

S2 E20Panic, Fertilizer and Least Expected Meaningful Moments 

S2 E21Cycles of History Rhyming with Endlessly Disruptive Rhythms? 

S2 E22Paranoid Rose Review and Traffic-Copped Check Out Lines 

S2 E23Gaping Loss No Amount of Mourning Will Heal 

S2 E24Working Remote from KnowWhere Atoll 

S2 E25Are You an Innie or Outie Thinker? 

S2 E26Rethinking the N-Word 

S2 E27Why I Have to Keep Leo da V on a Leash and So Should You 

S2 E28Hosting Norwegian Zooms While Trump Eliminated the Virus in April

 S2 E29Three Months That Changed the World 

S2 E30It’s Crazy. Why does Amazon Prime Work, but Netflix Doesn’t? 

S2 E31Getting Charged from Box Automattic-aly 

S2 E32Trapped and Bored? Or Unleashing a Reinvention Wave? 

S2 E33What Happens When Your Business Collapses? 

S2 E34Why Is This Kicking Off the 4th Industrial Revolution? 

S2 E35Was this Pandemic Year a 1-Off or New Way of Life? 

S2 E36Turning Lemons into Margaritas 

S2 E37How Deep is the Chasm? What Do We Do? 

S2 E38What Should You Do If You Stumble Across Loaded Information? 

S2 E39The Best Tau for the Pandemic Year, Don’t You Agree? 

S2 E40The Profound Impact of the Pandemic on Nouns 

S2 E41A Pandemic End to Real Estate and Consulting? 

S2 E42It Was Short and Sweet, but Heart-Felt 

S2 E43See What You’ve Been Missing … 

S2 E44Celebrating Emma the Baroness Tribal Quarantine Style 

S2 E45Wildcard What Ifs and Doobie Bros Bias 

S2 E46Whimsy Passion Project or Epic Novel of Adventure? 

S2 E4727 Adventure Regions for Your Remote-Working Bucket List 

S2 E48 Tracking Millennials from One Resort to Another

S2 E49Navigating Waves of Disruption When You’ve Lost Your Bearings 

S2 E505 Fundamental Uncertainties

S2 E51Let’s Agree to Make Things Worse, Shall We?

S2 E52What’s So Wrong with Conventional Wisdom Unless …

S2 E53The Fourth Step’s Passing Storm Botched Beyond Belief 

S2 E5490 Days to Future-Proof Your Career Trajectory and Lifetime Investments

S2 E55Dreaming of 30 Tempting Getaways 

S2 E56What Iffing

S2 E57Science and Medicine or Politically-Motivated Misinformation?

S2 E58Check Back in 18 Months

S2 E59See What You’ve Been Missing

S2 E60She Began to Weep…

S2 E61Pink Behind the Reflections

S2 E62 — “Shh. Did You Hear That?

S2 E63Easier Than Finding His MacBook Air Password?

S2 E64Let the Beers and Weekend Partying Begin

S2 E65Pandemic Uncovered 11 Life-Changing Secrets You Shouldn’t Ignore

S2 E66The Romance of a Good Humor Man in Detroit

S2 E67Here’s What I Didn’t Know That Will Help You

S2 E68Take More Breakthrough Showers 

S2 E69How Can You Tell Who’s an Engineer at a Party?

S2 E70Persistent Failure

S2 E71 My Top 13 Worst Jobs of All Time 

S2 E7220 Niche-Specific Opportunities Found After Making Soul Crushing Mistakes

S2 E73WorkFit: Chopping Off 12 Losers at the Intersection of Speed and Independence

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Season Three: The Paradoxically Normal Year

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Season Three: The Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E1 — Preview Day One in Season Three of the New Abnormality

S3 E2Preview of the New Post Pandemic Season

S3 E3A Pivot, a Miracle or Something Paradoxically Normal? 

S3 E4What a Fool Believes She Sees 

S3 E5Another Year Another Baby, Could Have Been Stevie like Stevie Nicks, but Noooooo! 

S3 E6What’s the Half Life of Wisdom? 

S3 E7Who Can Resist Ricky Gervais Calls in this Paradoxically Normal Year? 

S3 E8Wait, You’re Saying I Should Read It Again? 

S3 E9Melancholy and Undercover Brooklyn Moms Know Best 

S3 E10Feeding the Beast for Sheila in Fantasyland 

S3 E11Looking for a New Predictive Belief System? 

S3 E12 You Can’t Cure Stupid, but There’s a Cure for Ignorance 

S3 E13 — Why? 

S3 E14How! 

S3 E15Wait, Did I Say That Out Loud? 

S3 E16Quid Pro Quo the Awesome Kind 

S3 E17Guess What? You’re on a Treadmill Just Now Picking Up Speed 

S3 E18My Teacher is Sending You to Detention! 

S3 E19Thought Flickers, Cosmic Swirling and Exacted Costs 

S3 E20Celebrate the Anniversary of When Things Seemed So Normal 

S3 E21Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and My Curiosity Whisperer Walking a Yip-Yippy Dog

S3 E22What’s the Experiment Got To Do with the Exodus from Barb’s Bunny Ranch? 

S3 E23Free from the Pile of Rubble in Your Brain 

S3 E24Reunion on the Edge of the Pacific Ocean near Legoland? Hell Yeah! 

S3 E25 Art Lives Upon Discussion, Upon Experiment, Upon Curiosity … 

S3 E26Following Alice Down the Rabbit Hole 

S3 E27 What the World Needs Now Before It’s Too Late 

S3 E28Why I Stole Your Daily Horoscope for a Year

S3 E29Why 83.3% of the Time I Swiped Your Tau

S3 E30Steal These TauBits, Please. It’s Only Fair!

S3 E31Treat It Like a Pawn Ticket to Sketchier Things

S3 E32But, Why Should You Care?

S3 E33Do Meaningful Coincidences Really Exist?

S3 E34Why You’re Susceptible to Subliminal Suggestions Like … 

S3 E35This Ain’t No Zemblanity

S3 E36Placebo, Meaningful Coincidence or Just Feeling Lucky

 

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Season Four: The Disruptively Resilient Year

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Season Four: Summary of the Disruptively Resilient Year

S4 E1Shell Shocked into the 4th Season

S4 E2Suffering Through Little Big Lies Insurrection Season

S4 E3Rocky-like Struggle Against Evil Touching Us All 

S4 E4Is This Our Disruptively Resilient Year?

S4 E5New Season of Domestic and Global Chaos 

S4 E6Hey Listen Up. Is This What You Need to Succeed? 

S4 E7And What’s Up with the Justice Department? 

S4 E8A Suicide and an Epic Trail of Destruction 

S4 E9Did the Luck of the Irish Run Out This Time for Old Orange Hair? 

S4 E10Who’s the First Person You Wanna Tell? 

S4 E11Were Putin and Trump Dipping into the Same Piggy Bank? 

S4 E12Why Did Trump Sue Deutsche Bank? 

S4 E13Was Trump Putin’s Puppet? 

S4 E14 Lies and Lost Causes and Repeat and Repeat 

S4 E15So Maybe Ulysses S. Grant Wasn’t Wrong After All 

S4 E16The Collateral Damage Triggered by the Reflexive Control Playbook 

S4 E17We Regret to Inform You … 

S4 E18Hopelessly Naive or Too Numb to Know Any Better? 

S4 E19The Reason Character and Honesty Don’t Count Anymore

S4 E20Resiliently Living Through Domestic and Global Chaos 

S4 E21Not Since the War of 1812

S4 E22Now, Who Could Argue With That?

S4 E23When In Doubt, Follow the Money

S4 E24Another Spooky Role to Play on the Outside

S4 E25Accountability?

S4 E26What Happens If No One Asks a Question?

S4 E27Who Cares If It’s The Right Thing To Do Anymore?

S4 E28 Why Do Those Who Know the Least Talk the Longest?

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S3 E29 — Why 83.3% of the Time I Swiped Your Tau

Jealousy raised its little green head when it came to selecting each day’s Holiday Tau over the course of one year.  At first I didn’t know what I was in for.  

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

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Of course, you want to focus on what’s important, but today brings some confusion as to what fits the category. Hint: It’s small, emotional in nature and couldn’t happen on any other day.” Scorpio

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 29 in Season 3 of  My Paradoxically Normal Year” on this 16th day of April in the spring of 2021 — which is a three-year examination of how bits of wisdom changed during the “normal” pre-pandemic year and then in the pandemic year, and now months after.

Previously from Season Three, the Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E28Why I Stole Your Daily Horoscope for a Year; S3 E27What the World Needs Now Before It’s Too Late; S3 E26Following Alice Down the Rabbit Hole

Related from Season Two, The Pandemic Year

S2 E29Three Months That Changed the World; S2 E28Hosting Norwegian Zooms While Trump Eliminated the Virus in April; S2 E27Why I Have to Keep Leo da V on a Leash and So Should You; S2 E26Rethinking the N-Word

Related from Season One, The Normal Year

S1 E29Day 29 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E28Day 28 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E27Day 27 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E26Day 26  of My 1-Year Experiment

Context

I hadn’t considered the numbers, the odds.  

Robotically I turned to the “Comics” page in the print edition.  Yes, down at the bottom right hand corner you’d view six comics next to the “CrossWord” on its left side and under “Ask Amy” whose headline for the day is a provocative “Wedding cost her friends.”  

Across the top you’ll also find Sudoku, Bridge and Kenken and wedged in the middle left column you’ll see “Horoscope” with a warning —“The horoscope should be read for entertainment.”

Nothing about jealousy. If I gambled I’d realize statistically given 12 possible TauBits of Wisdom my Holiday Tau would either suck or pale in comparison to the 11 others.  

Which is a long way of saying I was in it for finding and collecting wise sayings I could put to use right away, or at least in the near future.

Here’s a sample from the Findings section of the 1-year report which illustrates how I stole from all the others, changed the categories and color coded them over time to Practical Projects, Work (Volume Two Manuscript), Legacy (Volume Three Manuscript) and Inner Dreams and Intimacies —  and finally grouped them by type of advice.

Scorpios = my legitimate Holiday Tau

Key to the initial categories abandoned during the first 60 days:

W = Wisdom

Y = the best over a year

S = silly

N = support for Steve as a name

Future by Design

N — “Once upon a time, you made up your mind about who you wanted to be, and now embody that vision.  Once again, you’ll imagine a new version.  You’ll attract the people who can help you willfully create the circumstances to help you evolve.  Love yourself as you are.  It’s your last chance before the leap.”

Lifestyle Biz Art Form

Y —“The way to live your life and/or run your business is as much a work of art as anything you produce.  As you express yourself and follow your muse, you show people a path they hadn’t thought of.  Your novel leadership will open the door to the sort of experiences you dreamed about having when you were small.”

Filters and Opinions

W — “To see the world how it is, lift the lenses you’re looking through and take off the filters and rules you’ve superimposed.” 

“People are open to opinions they agree with.  You have a lot of respect for one who entertains other points of view.  Real communication resolves conflicts.”

W, Y— Scorpios: “People can experience similar circumstances very differently.  You’ll live this today.”

Friendships and Relationships

S W — “You will go out of your way, waste your time and break your budget in the name of friendship.  This is how you know you’re doing it right.  For your love and generosity, you’ll be meaningfully rewarded beyond your wildest imaginings.”

W, Y— Scorpios: “You know intellectually that you’re connected to the people who live so far away, though you don’t always feel that connection as powerfully as you will today.”

Coaching and Advising

“You’ll inspire, coach and facilitate big successes for the ones you care about.  In doing so, you’ll fulfill your own destiny and profit in all the ways that matter to you.  Your connection with family deepens through shared work.”

Searching

Y —“You’re like a U2 song because you’ve quested for years, searched high and low, yet still haven’t found what you’re looking for.  That’s good news.  If you were settled, then you wouldn’t go on the incredible adventures in store for this year, one of which begins in another person’s loving eyes.” 

Luck and Resourcefulness

Y —“Dumb luck brings brilliant outcomes.  You’ve a tendency to gravitate toward the action and then pay attention to your environment, making the most of the things you just happen to stumble upon.  You’ll get a top buyer for your work, property or ideas.”

Clarity and Action

W — “Mental fog lifts; you see your situation vividly, know the next move, and there’s nothing stopping you.  Is it the right goal?  Don’t worry about that.  As long as you are moving, you’ll find your way to the right goal.”

Mastery and Development

Y —“This is no time to back down.  You’re well on your way to becoming a master.  Your ability develops with every assignment you take on, so seek the teachers and situations that will throw a lot at you.  The time to invest in loved ones will be the source of your strength, pride and best moments.”

See? Out of twelve I selected only two intended for me. What’s that …  a measly 16.7%. I’m glad I didn’t settle!

Evidence

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Oh, every once in a while I’d feel jealous that I wasn’t born on a great day.  So, yeah I’d swipe this one. Passion diving is fun and I have a body of knowledge that eludes me.  Two subjects.  I wonder what they will be?

Today’s Holiday Birthday: 

Floating on a strong current of love and support, you’re able to dive into your passions. A lifelong learner, you’ve amassed an impressive body of knowledge. Yet, in many ways, you’ve barely scratched the surface. This year enlightens you further on two subjects dear to your heart and applicable to daily life.

Hey Smithy and Stevie, would it be okay if instead of capturing these ideas on post-its I accomplish the same thing by computer and iPhone?

“5”  Steve Smith, 30, Stevie Nicks, 72: “Treasures at the back of your mind now need to come forward. Get the ideas on paper. The phrases keep you pointed in a particular direction. Put them where you look often — in your wallet, on your bathroom mirror, in your phone.” Gemini

Is your Holiday Tau saying forget getting caught up in politics?  But, maybe capitalize on the ongoing feuds?  If so, count me in!

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Let the world argue endlessly about the sorry state of things. You know the truth: It is what you make of it. Your intense focus on the positive can turn almost anything into your ideal scenario.” Leo

Hey, Steve am I right in interpreting your TauBit of Wisdom as a companion message to your co-founder and the two comedians?

“4”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “You get out of relationships what you put into them. You make the effort, and the others meet you halfway, though maybe not immediately. It’s OK because you’re willing to take more initiative in the early stages.” Pisces

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @KnowLabs suite of digital magazines jumps from 7930 to 7981 organically grown followers

Foresight

Quality-of-Life 

Long-Form

    • “Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge” by E.O. Wilson, an entomologist who studied colonies of ants for their insights.  But didn’t stop there, according to The Wall Street Journal, “A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them.” 
    • “True Believers,” the novel by Kurt Andersen (which seems to precede Fantasyland)? I like how he goes back and forth from now to the ‘60s in which the main character is writing a memoir, but needs “Okays” from her friends who had been hiding a secret for 40+ years that could ruin their careers?  Like, what’s my equivalent
    • “Disappearing Through the Skylight” by O.B. Hardison, Jr. which proceeded “Consilience” by a decade.  Hardison’s been described as a polymathic renaissance man who wrote, “… Nature has slipped, perhaps finally beyond our field of vision.”  What does it mean for “… science, history, art and architecture, music, language, ultimately, for humanity”? This one provides missing chunks of understanding where we came from and where we’re going.

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S2 E50 — 5 Fundamental Uncertainties

How will our world unfold on the other side of this pandemic?  Back to normal? Or something entirely different?

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

“4”  Steve Howey, 42:Certain ideas stir up uncomfortable feelings of insecurity — an efficient phenomenon you can get excited about, because it brings you to the precise thing you can work on to get strong.” Cancer

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 50 in Season 2 of  “My Pandemic Year Experiment” on this 22nd day of May in the spring of 2020.  

Season 1 and 2 are a two-year examination of how bits of wisdom changed during the “normal” pre-pandemic and then in this unfolding pandemic year.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E49Navigating Waves of Disruption When You’ve Lost Your Bearings ; S2 E48 Tracking Millennials from One Resort to Another; S2 E4727 Adventure Regions for Your Remote-Working Bucket List

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E50The Bias Brothers or Just Plain Losers?; S1 E49Magnetize the Version You Imagine; S1 E48Holiday TauBit Trumps Funk; S1 E47Day 47 of My 1-Year Experiment

Context

More from the introduction to “The world remade by COVID-19 Scenarios for resilient leaders | 3-5 years.” 

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to sweep across the globe, some of the world’s best-known scenario thinkers came together to explore different ways the unfolding crisis might play out—and what its effects could be on businesses and societies around the world. 

Yesterday I listed the context within the pandemic future may be shaped in the near and long-term with Deloitte and Salesforce’s list of 19 uncertainties.

One of their basic questions they ask, and we all are probably asking now is, what will change based on what’s happening now before our eyes?

Under a heading I feel is so descriptive, “A World Remade” they build the case for how this pandemic is a global crisis which is unlike any other we can remember.  

If you go anywhere outside of your pod you know frontline workers, health care workers and researchers have been taking measures to slow the spread.

But, now they say more than a billion people around the globe can no longer lead a “normal” life.

Can we say with any certainty how the virus will infect and spread and what as a consequence the pandemic will leave as a mark on societies?

Nope.

Somewhat reassuring, the authors and collaborators believe the pandemic will end.  But, will life return to “normal” and if not, then what?

Their purpose for their report is to: 

    • Explore how trends we see during the pandemic could shape what the world may look like in the long term 
    • Have productive conversations around the lasting implications and impacts of the crisis 
    • Identify decisions and actions that will improve resilience to the rapidly changing landscape 
    • Move beyond “recovering” from the crisis and toward “thriving” in the long run

Now, then are the top 5 “fundamental uncertainties” they explore.  

    1. Just how severe is the pandemic and how will it spread?  
    2. Will countries collaborate with each other?
    3. Is the health care system up to the challenge? 
    4. What are the economic consequences of the crisis? 
    5. Are we in this together or will the crisis response divide us further?

Evidence

Wow, how do you start getting your head wrapped around the challenge?  It seems daunting, to say the least!

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

“4”  Steve Howey, 42:Certain ideas stir up uncomfortable feelings of insecurity — an efficient phenomenon you can get excited about, because it brings you to the precise thing you can work on to get strong.” Cancer

Nobody enjoys facing such a high degree of uncertainty, doubt and fear about their future.  At least trying to find your bearings within the context of Deloitte and Salesforce’ work may help in your navigation.

“4”Steve Kerr, 54:There are things about yourself you cannot change, and things you can absolutely change. Knowing the difference is a key to happiness. You’ll be inclined to work on yourself. The best work you can do is around acceptance.” Libra

Yup, there’s shock, and bargaining.  There’s anger and resentment.  There’s resistance, but then there’s adaption and accommodation.  Resilience eventually leads to thriving instead of barely surviving if you learn to anticipate.

“4”  Steve Aoki, 41: People don’t have to agree with you in order to be your friend. You have plenty of friends you don’t agree with. The manner in which you disagree — with respect, tact and diplomacy — is an agent of trust and bonding.” Sagittarius

And, I noticed in yesterday’s list of 19 critical uncertainties that trust showed up in two categories — “Levels of societal trust” and “Levels of trust in political systems” — are they so intertwined that trust will weigh heavily on the shape of the “new normal” in a post-pandemic world?

“3”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): You’re not trying to be competitive or show anyone up. But as you follow your heart, you gain insights, skills and other qualities that make the people around you want to up their game.” Pisces

So let’s hope so, so degrees of trust — and truthiness — increase as we all up our games.

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @knowlabs followers of one or more of my 35 digital magazines grew from 2663 to 2839.

Foresight

Quality-of-Life 

Long-Form

    • Saw the movie, didn’t realize that one of my favorite authors, Michael Connelly — his detective Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch book series and Amazon Prime series — also wrote, “The Lincoln Lawyer” which I just finished. Gotta tell you I can’t not see his lead character (Mickey Haller, Bosch’s half brother) as anyone else but Matthew McConaughey. 

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S2 E49 — Navigating Waves of Disruption When You’ve Lost Your Bearings

How will our world unfold on the other side of this pandemic?  Back to normal? Or something entirely different?

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

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: If you wait until you are stirred to do a thing, it will be too late. To take advantage of a brief window of opportunity, you’ll have to move before you are ready and act before you are sure.”  Taurus

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 49 in Season 2 of  “My Pandemic Year Experiment” on this 21st day of May in the spring of 2020.  

Season 1 and 2 are a two-year examination of how bits of wisdom changed during the “normal” pre-pandemic and then in this unfolding pandemic year.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E48Tracking Millennials from One Resort to Another; S2 E4727 Adventure Regions for Your Remote-Working Bucket List; S2 E46Whimsy Passion Project or Epic Novel of Adventure?

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E49Magnetize the Version You Imagine; S1 E48Holiday TauBit Trumps Funk; S1 E47Day 47 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E46Day 46 of My 1-Year Experiment

Context

On April, 6 in 2020, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Salesforce listed 19 uncertainties from Society, Technology, Economy, Environment and Politics likely to influence how our world could unfold after the pandemic crisis.

Sometimes, just listing unsettling threats and uncertainties helps.

The details are contained in their collaboration in, “The world remade by COVID-19 Scenarios for resilient leaders | 3-5 years.”

    • The focus on leadership signifies the report’s audience is for business, industry and government entities.  
    • How those organizations react largely influence how conditions for good or bad will shift that impact on us,  directly or indirectly,  as employees, consultants, freelancers, customers and citizens.

For your consideration listed by the collaborators by society, technology, economy, environment and politics.

Society 

    • Levels of societal trust 
    • Psychological impacts after quarantine 
    • Impacts on different generations 
    • Long-term impacts on education 

Technology 

    • Attitudes toward data-sharing 
    • Speed of technological innovation 
    • Long-term effects on the workplace 
    • Types of new technology adopted

 Economy 

    • Speed of economic recovery 
    • Distribution of economic growth 
    • Impacts on inequality 
    • Shifts to new business models 

Environment 

    • Focus on fighting climate change 
    • Reduction of emissions 
    • Investments in renewable energy 

Politics

    • Long-term impacts on governments 
    • Impacts on public policy and regulation 
    • Levels of trust in political systems 
    • Changes in election methodologies

Will all these influences pressure leaders to the same degree?  Probably not.  

And some will ebb and flow over the three to five year time frame.  

You never know when opportunities emerge, but if you don’t anticipate and act when the window opens you may be left behind.

Evidence

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Today’s Holiday Birthday: 

 “Your kindness radiates in all directions including toward yourself, and this fortifies and emboldens you to new heights of originality. You’ll fascinate, draw a crowd, sell to it and fund an enterprise you wholeheartedly believe in. How satisfying to know you’re making the kind of difference the world really needs now.

Is it too late to petition my mom for a new birthday, or do I just have to steal this one?

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: If you wait until you are stirred to do a thing, it will be too late. To take advantage of a brief window of opportunity, you’ll have to move before you are ready and act before you are sure.”  Taurus

Granted it’s very difficult to navigate waves of change when you’ve lost your bearings.  But, there’s no time like the present to take some educated guesses how rippling-effects may game out.

“5”  Steve Smith, 30: Accept your fixed traits, and learn to highlight them, or work around them as needed. Every personality trait has within it the potential to be a worst or best quality and will be both, depending on when you look.” Gemini

Not only do your overused strengths turn into weaknesses, but if you know your Myer-Briggs Temperament I can identify the best and worst type of organization for you to choose and at what stage of their growth or decline.

“4”  Steve Howey, 42:Sometimes you doubt the malleability of identity. But when you think about how different you were 10 years ago, it’s clear that change is inevitable and never stops. Believe in your aspirations.” Cancer

And, consider how the ripple-effect of the Great Recession effected your employability. What have you learned since then?

“4”  Steve Harvey, 62:You can’t become who you want to be by doing the same activities you were doing. You’ll change it up and be pleasantly surprised by what you learn about yourself.” Capricorn

Exactly my point to Mr. Howey.

“3”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): It’s all falling into place for you. The elements are settling before you, all within your reach. Later you’ll be able to jostle things around and make them fit a little better. For now, let it happen.” Pisces

Are they, or is it really just too early to tell?

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @knowlabs followers of one or more of my 35 digital magazines grew from 2663 to 2839.

Foresight

Quality-of-Life

Long-Form

    • Saw the movie, didn’t realize that one of my favorite authors, Michael Connelly — his detective Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch book series and Amazon Prime series — also wrote, “The Lincoln Lawyer” which I just finished. Gotta tell you I can’t not see his lead character (Mickey Haller, Bosch’s half brother) as anyone else but Matthew McConaughey. 

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S4 E20 — Living Resiliently Through Domestic and Global Chaos

Polls and polling to him are demonstrations of loyalty, not scientific measures of the country’s mood. When faced with tough challenges, he becomes unglued and bombastic.

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

“5” Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “Don’t leave a situation before the agreed upon ending. It takes patience to hang in for the last bits because your mind will be racing ahead to the next thing, but just hang in there.” Pisces

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s 20th Episode in Season 4 of  Our Disruptively Resilient Year” on this 3rd day of April in the spring of 2022.

We concluded the three-year examination of how bits of wisdom changed — during the “normal” pre-pandemic year compared to the pandemic year, and more recently to the paradoxically normal year. 

Season 4 continues now within domestic and global chaos.

Previously in Season Four, The Disruptively Resilient Year

S4 E19The Reason Character and Honesty Don’t Count Anymore; S4 E18Hopelessly Naive or Too Numb to Know Any Better?; S4 E17We Regret to Inform You …;

Related from Season Three, the Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E20Celebrate the Anniversary of When Things Seemed So Normal; S3 E19Thought Flickers, Cosmic Swirling and Exacted Costs; S3 E18My Teacher is Sending You to Detention!; S3 E17Guess What? You’re on a Treadmill Just Now Picking Up Speed;

Related from Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E20Panic, Fertilizer and Least Expected Meaningful Moments; S2 E19What’s Percolating in Our Collective Unconscious?; S2 E18What is the Truth and How Can You Tell?; S2 E17Shutting Mountain Resorts Down, Closing Boutiques, Kicking Tourists Out;

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E20Day 20 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E19Day 19 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E18Day 18 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E17Day 17 of My 1-Year Experiment

Context

Miles Taylor, author of “A Warning” by (Anonymous ) witnessed the devolution in the Trump administration.  Mostly driven from the top by the Trumpster. 

He says he doesn’t need to read to make informed decisions because he acts “with very little knowledge other than the knowledge I [already have]”.

Taylor found himself astonished at the president’s sheer level of intellectual laziness. 

And he wasn’t alone. 

Intelligence is one of those qualities that, if you insist you have it, you probably don’t — which is a polite way of putting it. 

Behind closed doors his own top officials deride him as an “idiot” and a “moron” with the understanding of a “fifth or sixth grader.” People normally tack a string of expletives onto the front and back ends of their assessments.

Taylor’s title — A Warning — adds fuel to the fire raging in us, citizens feeling our constitutional democracy will come to an end if Trump is re-elected in 2024, or maybe worse, if he isn’t, given his behavior so well documented.

One core question we voters have to take seriously is he willing and able to change? Consider Taylor’s observations:

      • He has a juvenile view of complex subjects
      • Normal people who spend any time with him feel uncomfortable
      • He stumbles, slurs, gets confused, is easily irritated, and has trouble synthesizing information … with regularity and
      • He can’t remember what he’s said or been told.

In short Trump flunks Cicero’s “fake news” test — “it is dishonorable to stumble ignorantly when it comes to the facts and to be deceived.”

But the beat goes on starting before he was elected.  

He was a regular booster of Alex Jones.  Trump was also one of the most visible adherents of “birtherism,”

Was there a conspiracy theory he didn’t spread? Trump said:

      • Senator Ted Cruz’s dad was involved in the Kennedy assassination,
      • Justice Antonin Scalia may have been murdered, and
      • Vaccines cause autism.

The point is, Trump “doesn’t care if the person spewing them is a fraud, as long as their words serve whatever purpose Trump has.”

Taylor says he goes to bed with Lou Dobbs. a once-respected Fox host, whose late-night show is now riddled with conspiracy theories.

He falls asleep with Dobbs’ ideas floating in his head and regularly brings them to the Oval Office demanding they be implemented the way Lou said they should be.

He’s comfortable being a huckster of half-truths. He spends a lot of time talking to staff about perceived injustices. He will send White House aides on an endless quest to “fix it.”

Begrudgingly you may have to acknowledge his genius — an evil genius — for giving nicknames to his targets as a tactic allowing the president to turn attacks into instant memes. “He road tests the insulting monikers with friends.”

There are no two ways about it. Trump is a bully, explains Taylor.

Trump’s past is rife with allegations of stiffed contractors, unpaid employees, broken agreements, involved in more than 3,500 lawsuits over the span of three decades, included claims by individuals who said he and his companies failed to pay them.

Hardly a day goes by without revealing evidence that Trump is “… a vindictive and self-promoting person, one who spends inordinate time attacking others to advance his interests.”

The president’s modus operandi emphasizes combat over peacemaking, bullying over negotiating, malice over clemency, and recognition over true generosity. His philanthropic history is full of empty words and questionable practices.

Take the Trump Foundation which fits into the shady side of evil genius.

Rather than fund it himself, he solicited outside donors. Why?  It allowed him to write checks with his name on them without diminishing his own wealth.

But, the state investigation in New York accused it of “a shocking pattern of illegality,” little more than a checkbook to serve Trump’s business and political interests.

Exhibit A? 

He used $10,000 in money from his charity to buy a six-foot oil portrait of himself. So much for the spirit of giving.

What happens when you compare Trump to Cicero’s standards? 

A courageous person includes resistance to the mob mentality, avoidance of obsession with money and pleasure, and stability through crises.

Our tweeter in chief survives on a diet of “likes” and “retweets” craving  high approval ratings which Taylor points out is ironic, because he does so little to deserve them.

Polls and polling to him are demonstrations of loyalty, not scientific measures of the country’s mood. When faced with tough challenges, he becomes unglued and bombastic.

Trump is not brave, nor unswayed by the crowd, nor uncommanded by money and pleasure, nor stable through crises. 

“Trump fuels rather than avoids mob behavior,” and that should give everyone pause.

Evidence

“4”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Taste is simply a matter of knowing what you genuinely like and why. Forget about what’s popular, what will sell or any other social concern and get deeply in touch with your own preferences.” Scorpio

I see how this goes.  A constant reminder for that one side of me that ignores which stories I curate because some fictional audience member might not like it, to keep it up.  And there’s that rationalization for not gaining follower and viewer analytics that my Myers Briggs Temperament Indicator profile, INTP, accounts for less than 5% of all types which extrapolates to disappointing 95% of people who stumble upon my work. 

Or, holding up as my hero Leonardo da Vinci for finishing far fewer of his promised projects to his patrons, because he caved in to his infinite curiosity as documented in his sketches and notes.  

Or, Aldwyth as my heroine, who personifies living life as an artist and actually works and lives in her studio.  I want to capture some of the commentary about her for a companion to Joseph Chilton Pearce’s explanation with her concrete examples.  Art for art sake and her finished, and multi-year projects yet unfinished work that totally engages her.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

“4”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: “You’ll get the chance to show what you’ve been up to and get some constructive feedback. If others seem surprised by your work, it’s just because you’ve been doing it so quietly. They had no idea what to expect from you.” Virgo

Really?  When?  How should I position what I’ve been up to?  The fourth season of a natural experiment?

“4”  Steve Aoki, 41; Steven Spielberg, 74: “One way you can tell a true friend: If it’s important to you, it’s important to your friend. If you feel free to share on subjects in which your friend has no other interest except that it matters to you, you’ve found a keeper.” Sagittarius

Don’t you think that this harder or becoming more difficult, because people who used to feel the same way as you and who would just rift with you in a jazz kind of way may have suddenly lost their senses when it came to polarizing politics?

“3”  Steve Harvey, 62; Stephan Patis, 53;  Stephen Hawking (1943 – 2018): “It doesn’t matter how fast you go as long as it’s the right direction, which is to say, forward. Sometimes forward looks like falling down. It always involves getting up again. Things don’t have to be smooth to be right.” Capricorn 

Sure, forward moving is how you want to fall instead of springing back.

“4”  Steve Nash, 45: “You’ve a unique perspective but you don’t realize what it is yet. You can’t find out by asking others. Go inside yourself and direct your questions to your own heart.” Aquarius 

Are you certain?  Haven’t I spent way too much time going inside of myself?  

“5” Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “Don’t leave a situation before the agreed upon ending. It takes patience to hang in for the last bits because your mind will be racing ahead to the next thing, but just hang in there.” Pisces

One of the hallmarks of INTPs and most introverts is patience — or maybe better stated as processing time.  Our brains aren’t wired like extroverts.  We need quiet time to recharge our batteries.  But, yes just like Leo da V I feel my mind racing ahead before I keep the agreement with myself.

Today’s Holiday Theme: 

Many cosmologists believe that over 13 billion years ago, the entire universe was condensed into a space smaller than a dust speck. How we’ve grown … an emotion, an appetite and a point of ignition … Something as small as an idea will set off an expansive chain of events.

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines, according to my analytics, grew from 12458 this week to 12559 organically grown followers.
    • Orange County Beach Towns 212 viewers stopped by the week before.

Foresight

Quality-of-Life

Long-Form

    • “Here, Right Matters: An American Story” by Alexander Vindman. “We’d long been confused by the president’s policy of accommodation and appeasement of Russia, the United States’ most pressing major adversary. Russia’s president Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, seizing the Crimean Peninsula, attacking its industrial heartland, the Donbass, from the capital, Kyiv. By 2019, little had changed, Russian military and security forces and their proxy separatists continued to occupy the Donbass. The biggest change was to Ukraine’s importance as a bulwark against Russian aggression weeks earlier, the White House had abruptly put a hold on nearly four hundred million dollars.” 
    • David Enrich begins his book with a suicide in “Deutsche Bank Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction” and then meticulously details the bank’s Russian money laundering operations. Deutsche’s Russian business surged after revenues had fallen 50% due to the 2008 financial crisis. Putin’s Russia, poured in to Deutsche from deals it did with VTB Bank, linked to the Kremlin’s intelligence apparatus. Deutsche positioned itself as a crucial cog in “The Laundromat” by doing what couldn’t be done — processing cross-border transactions for banks that were too small  and didn’t have offices outside their home countries.
    • “Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy” by Jamie Raskin recalls one tragedy no parent should endure — the suicide of his son — and then a second tragedy at almost the same time — the insurrection on January 6th 2021, that terrified he and his congressional peers who were tasked by the Constitution to routinely oversee the orderly transfer of power from one former president to the duly elected new President. 
    • “A Warning” by Anonymous (Miles Taylor) written prior to the January 6th Insurrection as an insider’s account documenting how frequently the former President’s behavior and rage without any “guard rails” showed just how far he would go to win the next election at any cost while spinning lies and misinformation on top of each other.  

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