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 E48 — Tracking Millennials from One Resort to Another

We’ve seen this pattern before.  We discovered it and tracked a migration of 20-something lifestyles (Gen-Y, Millennials) who disappeared from one resort town and reappeared in another resort town as the effects of the Great Recession slowly diminished.  

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

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “A walk can be a creative and mystical experience. You’ll see sights that affirm your physical course along the way and your general trajectory on the path of life.” Aries

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 48 in Season 2 of  “My Pandemic Year Experiment” on this 17th 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 E4727 Adventure Regions for Your Remote-Working Bucket List; S2 E46Whimsy Passion Project or Epic Novel of Adventure?; S2 E45Wildcard What Ifs and Doobie Bros Bias

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E48Holiday TauBit Trumps Funk; S1 E47Day 47 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E46Day 46 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E45Day 45 of My 1-Year Experiment

Context

Santa Cruz’s unemployment surges as workers counting on jobs materializing or reopening on the historic boardwalk get the bad news.  

The same occurs across the West in towns blessed and yet dominated by resort attractions — summer and winter adventures in mountains, on rivers and lakes.  

The tourist seasons deliver severe blows to the younger quality-of-lifers in their early and mid-20s.  

We discovered it and tracked a migration of 20-something lifestyles (Gen-Y, Millennials) disappeared from one resort town and reappeared in another resort town as the effects of the Great Recession slowly diminished.  

But, this time around there might be hope for Millennial remote-workers. 

Those with jobs in the distributed working knowledge industries — who, unlike their younger brothers and sisters just graduating from college and high school yearn for adventures.

Where?  Anywhere away from the suburbs and urban centers — just to get away, but who become dependent on the tourist trade.  

Working remotely gives you a steady income while those less fortunate around you in pristine resort towns fall victim to the ripple effects and can’t make it on subsistence wages.  

Have you noticed all those Zoomed entertainers with rustic wood backgrounds wishing everyone else safety and health like they enjoy all hunkered down in Montana? 

In a vicious cycle, the invasion of celebrities triggering the increase in second-home property values spike homeowner property taxes.

The effects ripple from there. 

The locals are forced with gut-wrenching decisions like the three long-time locals in Whitefish, Montana we profiled.

Their dilemma led to our discovery of lifestyle profile shifts in neighborhood communities and that led to figuring out how to use birds-of-a-feather bucket lists to find a new town and community waiting for them with open arms.

Evidence

“3”  Steve Zahn, 51: “No matter how high you rise in position, you retain the no-nonsense outlook you started with. You are skeptical of values based on anything other than human worth.” Scorpio

Well, yes if there is a pattern I follow it, definitely  honoring the development and worth of those I advise or instruct.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “A walk can be a creative and mystical experience. You’ll see sights that affirm your physical course along the way and your general trajectory on the path of life.” Aries

I’m a firm believer in body and mind fitness for mental health. Plus an opening poem in the first chapter of my first book begins with a “hole” in a sidewalk and progresses to choosing a new path to follow in your life.

“4” Steve Kerr, 54:There is success in your current course of action, although you will need to remind yourself of this and also incentivize and motivate yourself to continue in kind. Consistency motivates success.” Libra

I’m sure this is true for other days, but I don’t feel the need today.

“3”  Steve Aoki, 41: You’ll solve problems all day long — problems of different scope and complexity, some easy, others expensive, some that seem pervasive, others you feel privileged to have.  Sagittarius

Sorry, this bit of wisdom sounds just too generic for me today.

“5” Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): You will stick to your values even when you don’t want to, it’s hard or the rewards don’t come. Your reason? It’s the adult thing to do. The depth of character it takes to stick to values is a reward in and of itself.” Pisces

To be honest, I just don’t see any other way.  Yes it is the adult thing to do, but what else is there?

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: Beware of quick fixes, as today they are likely to fall down in both quickness and fixing. Small changes made consistently over a long period of time will give you the best results.” Virgo

I agree, but why do we fall for the temptation to cut corners only to fall victim to things that seem too good to be true and are?

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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Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

CENTER FOR KNOWLEDGE CREATION AND INNOVATION

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S2 E44 — Celebrating Emma the Baroness Tribal Quarantine Style

I couldn’t bring myself to deleting her phone number from my contacts app. Nor could I turn off those pesky reminders to call her every Sunday.  I just couldn’t … Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

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

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72:When you’re around easygoing people, their attitude rubs off on you.  This is true even virtually.  If your social media feeds are not filled with like minds, now is the time to change that.  Virgo

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 44 in Season 2 of  “My Pandemic Year Experiment” on this tenth 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 E43See What You’ve Been Missing …; S2 E42It Was Short and Sweet, but Heart-Felt; S2 E41A Pandemic End to Real Estate and Consulting? 

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E44Google Me Some Chopped Liver; S1 E43Desperation on Such a Summer’s Day; S1 E42Love on the Run; S1 E41The Dream Was Over, Long Live the Dream

Context

The current, local members of the tribe gathered in our back patio to celebrate Emma the Baroness’ Mother Day’s — self-quarantine style: 

SLO Girl and Shaggy recounted how asparagus grows and how you keep cutting it back once the root ball develops and how that’s what you want to buy for planting.  

They recalled part of their trip to Vista during the COVID-19 scare when Shaggy phoned Eric the Red and Lady M as part of his contact tracing false alarm. 

I brought up working remotely and what will happen next.  Jazzy and Delta Girl might consider moving to Idaho for closeness to snowboarding.  

“Won’t you miss surfing?” Shaggy asked.  

Jazzy smirked and said he fly back inferring in August sometime Delta Girl would return to Delta, but now she’s making more money on furlough. 

I spun stories about the challenge one of my former clients and recruited mentor had us address when Prudential Real Estate and Relocation forced sales operations to work remotely having clawed their way to “Mahogany Row” with executive assistants shielding them from unwanted interruptions and cover for their indiscretions. They weren’t pleased.

The Sam Harris podcast came up.  “Automattic is the parent of WordPress” Shaggy said. He read to us from his iPhone to prove it.

“Automattic Inc. is an American global distributed company which was founded in August 2005 and is most notable for WordPress.com, as well as its contributions to WordPress. The company’s name is a play on founder Matt Mullenweg’s first name.”

Next topic settled by Siri felt sad to me.  

SLO Girl worked at the Ocean Institute educating kids about marine life, until they closed down to a skeleton crew, another victim of the pandemic.  

In the Dana Point Harbor, moored to the institute’s wooden dock, the Pilgrim sank — a replica of Richard Henry Dana’s ship upon which he drew experiences included in his “Two Years Before the Mast.”  

He described Shaggy and SLO Girl’s home,  San Juan Capistrano, as “the only romantic spot on the coast”.

But the loss of the tall-ship made me wonder out loud.  One that even SLO Girl had never heard.  

“When Emma the Baroness and I were hopelessly in love co-workers, we took the clandestine way to our home in Corona del Mar, right dear?”

And on our way through Costa Mesa neighborhood streets we noticed this backyard vessel being built and wondered what was this guy doing and what was he going to do with it when he finished it.

“Oh, yeah I remember that.”

“I figured he’d never finish, because it took so long.”

“Yeah, me too.”

Over the years we’d pause as we drove by to check in on his progress.  It seemed he was always replacing older sections of his hull with wood that might have been rotting in the open air of his tiny back yard.

“He even built a door into the hull so he could enter when he worked on the interior,” Emma the Baroness recalled.

“And this kept on until one day it vanished.  Was he evicted I wondered? And, if so how in the hell did the landlord get rid of the tall ship?”

“What happened to it?” Shaggy asked. 

It was one of those dead at night stories.  To truck it to the ocean he was supposed to get permits.  He needed both Costa Mesa and Newport Beach permissions to prop up power lines for clearance as he moved it slowly down Harbor Blvd into Newport Blvd and then to where he could launch it before anyone was any wiser.

“I guess he was willing to pay any fine they wanted to stick him with after all those years.”

But, he kept his fingers crossed hoping once it floated, the wooden planks would expand keeping it mostly above the harbor’s surface.

“Really?  Wow, I didn’t know that.” SLO Girl said, But, she wasn’t convinced it was the Pilgrim.

Shaggy checked Siri and confirmed her suspicion. “ The Pilgrim was built in Europe with authentic wood for the time and sailed to San Francisco first.”

Emma the Baroness and I exchanged are-we-crazy looks.  

Shaggy said, “Wait, there’s more.  Another tall ship named The Spirit moored near by was build in Costa Mesa.”

We thought how ironic that the backyard built tall ship outlasted the exact replica, when I was so certain the Spirit wouldn’t even survive sailing it south from Newport Harbor to Dana Harbor.

The back patio bonding, though socially distant, felt normal, but the pandemic was still in the back of our minds.

Questions were also fresh in my mind  — like these from a survey or newspaper article I read earlier in the morning, but just can’t source right now. 

      • How do you think our economy and our daily lives, should look as the stay-at-home orders are lifted and we try to return to work? 
      • We want to hear about your experiences, your hopes for the future and what you want to see changed.  
      • What is the most important thing you want to see changed about life in California after the pandemic?  
      • What is the most important issue you feel the pandemic highlighted that should be addressed immediately? 
      • What would a more fair economy look like to you?  
      • If you lost your job, lost hours, took a pay cut or have trouble paying your rent of your mortgage, please tell us about what.  
      • What would a more robust healthcare system look like to you?  
      • If you made use of the healthcare system for testing or treatment during the pandemic, please tell us about that.  What worries you most as you think about returning to work or school?

Evidence

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “There are those who can be trusted to spread the word quickly.  Instead of thinking of them as gossips, consider them your broadcasters and give them the information you want everyone to know.” Scorpio

You know when I first discovered this scheme?  Right after I transferred journal notes when I was between jobs into Hypercard Stacks — the Swiss Army knife of searchable, linkable, electronic “3X5 cards”.  

I created contact cards for everyone in my network as I navigated from one to three of my requested referrals and then to three more from each of the three I interviewed.  

Soon enough you sensed when synchronicity was at play and you could easily seed the network-as-an-audience to cultivate opportunities and offers that a decision-maker would want me to fill.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

“3”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): If you can make yourself do a thing, you can inspire others to do the same thing.  Work on you first.” Aries

Not you usual parent admonition of do as I say, not as I do.  Real leaders model the behavior and the talent culture they want to nurture.  Even in a hybrid restructuring organically taking place now.

“4’’  Steve Smith, 30; Stevie Nicks, 72: You live for things other than money and fun, which is why you still have a firm footing in life when those things aren’t in flowing supply.” Gemini

I always wanted to live by my wits.  It didn’t always work out well with variable income, so I get what’s it’s like when money isn’t flowing — it’s not fun.  

“5”  Steve Carrell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: Remind yourself about what’s within your influence these days.  It’s a lot, but it’s maybe not what you’re focusing on.” Leo

Like everyone else I’d rather take the low road, point the finger and complain.  Okay, now that’s off my chest, I should focus on the piddly amount of things still within my control.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72:When you’re around easygoing people, their attitude rubs off on you.  This is true even virtually.  If your social media feeds are not filled with like minds, now is the time to change that.  Virgo

Done!

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 2,170 to 2300.

Foresight

Quality-of-Life 

Long-Form

    • Just picked up “Bob Dylan In America” by Sean Wilentz.  Maybe because of the subliminal messaging like the times are a changing and the answer is blowing in the wind, but I kinda like Sean’s fanboy becomes music critic becomes historian surrounding Dylan’s life and times. 
    • 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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Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate

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The Knowledge Path | Know Laboratories | Knowledge Banking | Knowledge ATMs | Western Skies and Island Currents | Best West Road Trip

S2 E43 — See What You’ve Been Missing …

Patreon’s limited editing capabilities suck.  Their format choices totally changes how each of my publications originally appear in my WordPress blogs.  

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

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): There’s no easier way, no shortcut available, no hack or guide that will provide the answer. You just have to find it as you go along. Luckily, this hard way is also the fun way.” Pisces 

Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 43 in Season 2 of  “My Pandemic Year Experiment” on this ninth 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 E42It Was Short and Sweet, but Heart-Felt; S2 E41A Pandemic End to Real Estate and Consulting?; S2 E40The Profound Impact of the Pandemic on Nouns

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E43Desperation on Such a Summer’s Day; S1 E42Love on the Run; S1 E41The Dream Was Over, Long Live the Dream; S1 E40Nothing to See Here, Keep Moving On

Context

My new end of the week publication habit works.  Here’s what my early experimental attempt for Patreon became:

The Coming Millennial Migration — Will Remote Work Set You Free? 

“More sunsets are caught than sunrises because a greater number of people are awake in the evening than are watching for the break of dawn. Get on an early tract. There’s something spectacular in it for you.”

Holiday Mathis, Creators Syndicate Inc.

Los Angeles Times, Catharine Hamm, Photo: Yang Lu

The Tau: Week Ending 5/9/20

New horizons. Grab some bucket list ideas to go — for deferred itineraries and remote-enabled resort towns. Curated from stories about local communities stretching along Pacific Coast Highway, in mountain resorts and on lakes, islands and in the great outdoors. 

But, here on the Atoll,  we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. Instead we hope our articles inspire your future adventures!

See what you’ve been missing. 

Check out this week’s headlines pulled from our daily “Top 30 Digest” delivered, “Fresh from the Labs. Literally bottled and set adrift from KnowWhere Atoll.

Where … ?

PCH Regions

          • San Diego mayor: Compliance with new beach rules bodes well for state business reopening
          • Pismo Beach: Where To Eat, Stay, And Play
          • Whale that washed ashore in Ventura County towed out to sea
          • Wineries Sue Over Cannabis Operation
          • The Malibu Beach Inn Is Offering a Unique Social Distance Dining Experience for Mother’s Day
          • Video captures coyote going for a morning stroll by Levi’s Plaza in SF during shelter-in-place order

Islands and Currents

          • Hawaii’s Proposals To Safely Reopen Travel…
          • I Was Stranded in Hawaii by Coronavirus — and the Magical Islands Completely Stole My Heart
          • Hawaii wants to ensure a sustainable relationship with tourism post-COVID19
          • Hawaii arresting rogue tourists for violating mandatory quarantine
          • 30 Best Bucket List Trips For Your Lifetime: Sailing The Hidden Caribbean
          • Here’s how Sandals plans to re-open its Caribbean resorts to guests
          • I’m Quarantined on a Yacht in the Caribbean. It’s Not What You Think
          • Squid are back in abundance along Central California coast
          • On Catalina Island, Unemployment Is 90%. A Local Food Pantry is Making Sure No One Goes Hungry

Mountains and Lakes

          • Why whitewater rafting could be the safest way to a family vacation this summer
          • Prediction tool shows how forest thinning may increase Sierra Nevada snowpack 
          • 9 Things To Know About The North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail
          • Cute Video: Mama bear rescues cubs, swimming them to safety one-by-one in South Lake Tahoe
          • Introducing The Mountaineers Statement on Climate Change

Pristine Treks

          • Outerbike cancels Deer Valley mountain bike demo event
          • How To Spend A Weekend In Historic Truckee, California
          • This Colorado Doggo Has Hit More Than 5,000 Summits
          • California Snowpack Already Nearly Bare As Drought Worsens

Deserts, Slopes and Ranges

          • Western Slope Farmers Forge On Despite Losing 90 Percent of Peach Crop
          • An Ace Hotel Gift Card Is a Win-Win Purchase
          • Live out your Santorini dreams in this Palm Springs house asking $3M
          • Take a Peek Inside Walt Disney’s Former Technicolor Dream House

The Tau 12 Months Ago 

“You’ve been happy with your choices, but now you’re starting to notice that there are new options on the horizon.”

Holiday Mathis, Creators Syndicate Inc.

Tags : COVID-19, climate, deserts, horizons, islands, lakes, migration, Millennials, mountains, Pacific Coast Highway, rafting, ranges, regions, rivers, remote, road trips, slopes, sunrises

Evidence

“4”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Pain is a signal. It is possible to feel pain and not be hurt by it. For example, endurance sports enthusiasts may experience this as they push through a workout. Pain is part of the process. Hurt is a judgment.” Scorpio

I’m guessing that pain means frustration on my part.  If so then, yes, it definitely part of the process.  I get that.  There are no short cuts, there is only doing.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

“4”  Steve Aoki, 41: You know your limits and your triggers, which makes you more powerful, not less. But take into account that things like that change. You get stronger and braver. Test and push yourself today.” Sagittarius

I detect a theme.  Quit bitching if you’re so powerful.  Push through today.  OK. Got it.

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Your confidence comes from a wellspring of integrity. You know what you’ve done, what you have and who you are. You don’t require constant reminders of your greatness or tons of reinforcement to feel good.  Taurus

Don’t be so sure for this career reincarnation. Some reminders of greatness would be nice.  Or maybe just 500 pounds of reinforcement.

“5”  Steve Nash, 45:You think about things in a certain way that you may not even be aware of until you express what you’re thinking to a friend. The act of articulating yourself brings about new insights.”  Aquarius

Not only for me, but I noticed this early on in my one-on-one advisory career with “C-Suite” executives.  I put on a brave face before each engagement fearing my lack of answers for someone operating at the top tier of an organization.  Until, that fateful day when I simply asked a VP what she had been doing already about the problem or challenge she faced.  Then, my natural instincts and intuition kicked in.  Get them to tell you and in the telling their answers reveal themselves.

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): There’s no easier way, no shortcut available, no hack or guide that will provide the answer. You just have to find it as you go along. Luckily, this hard way is also the fun way.” Pisces

Theory is one thing.  Explanations and instructions are just that.  Until you take all the teachings and advice and apply them is when the true knowledge is revealed.  No hacks or shortcuts to building your own experience into wisdom.

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 2,170 to 2300.

Foresight

Quality-of-Life  

Long-Form

    • Just picked up “Bob Dylan In America” by Sean Wilentz.  Maybe because of the subliminal messaging like the times are a changing and the answer is blowing in the wind, but I kinda like Sean’s fanboy becomes music critic becomes historian surrounding Dylan’s life and times. 
    • 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 E17 — We Regret to Inform You …

Wow, what in the world is going on?  No, yeah, I know Putin invaded Ukraine and for a moment — which is probably over by now — Trump’s Republicans and Classic Republicans agreed with Democrats to condemn Russia’s move on Ukraine.

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

“5” Steve Nash, 45: “You’re a learner, motivated by the sheer pleasure of knowing, understanding and doing more. External factors such as remuneration or recognition will hardly factor into your decisions.” Aquarius

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s 17th Episode in Season 4 of  Our Disruptively Resilient Year” on this 31st day of March 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 Four continues now within domestic and global chaos.

Previously in Season Four, The Disruptively Resilient Year

S4 E16The Collateral Damage Triggered by the Reflexive Control Playbook; S4 E15So Maybe Ulysses S. Grant Wasn’t Wrong After All; S4 E14Lies and Lost Causes and Repeat and Repeat

 

Related from Season Three, the Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E17Guess What? You’re on a Treadmill Just Now Picking Up Speed; S3 E16Quid Pro Quo the Awesome Kind; S3 E15Behaving Badly, Why Big Sur made “Fodor’s Travel NO List”; S3 E14How!; 

Related from Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E17Shutting Mountain Resorts Down, Closing Boutiques, Kicking Tourists Out; S2 E16Scroll to the Bottom for Foresight and Quality-of-Life, Right Leo?; S2 E15Behaving Badly, Why Big Sur made “Fodor’s Travel NO List”; S2 E14Reading Tea Leaves Bottled and Set Adrift

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E17Day 17 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E16Day 16 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E15Day 15 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E14Day 14 of My 1-Year Experiment

Context

Wow, what in the world is going on?  No, right I know Putin invaded Ukraine and for a moment — which is probably over by now — Trump’s Republicans and Classic Republicans agreed with Democrats to condemn Russia’s move on Ukraine.  

Nobody fell for the lies and misdirection — promising to ceasefire and not harm citizens — and then doing just that. 

But just this week as if in Season Four we entered reruns, Trump leaned on his relationship with Putin and asked him to provide dirty election-timed political stories supposedly  millions from the wife of a mayor in Russia?  Say, what?

Great minds think alike?  Isn’t this the common Putin-Trump playbook?

Do they think we are dogs? Do we eternally fall for Trump’s pointing to trees yelling “Squirrel” as a distraction while he flushes documents down his Florida estate?

Oh, and just two days ago here in Orange County we awoke to the headline, “Was the fuse for the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill Riot lit from OC’s Chapman University? 

And, yet the writer missed the second co-conspirator, a professor from neighboring academic institution, Dr. Peter Navarro who left the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California in Irvine to join Trump’s administration. 

Before he left, he requested resume assistance for his wife and I volunteered, not knowing what was in the works as they moved to Washington, DC.

Fast forward all these years and the two former professors have thumbed their noses at the requests from Congressional Committee investigating the January 6th Insurrection to be interviewed.

How will the game work out, since Navarro’s “Green Bay Sweep” failed?

Evidence

How do my curated celebrity TauBits of Wisdom rate for relevancy?

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “The person inside an experience is the only one who really knows what it’s like. You get the most out of life by living fully in your own situation. You’ll resist the temptation to spend too much time thinking about what others are doing.” Taurus 

So, this is inhabiting the Experiencing Self — living life as an art form.  Turning off the roof-brain chatter and just doing.  Last night I finally viewed a recorded PBS show highlighting the long career of Aldwyth who personifies living life as an artist who actually works and lives in her studio on stilts in North Carolina near the beach.  Her day begins by photographing sunrises, sending them to her children and grandchildren.  And then works.  Sure, she says, she has bouts of self-doubt and self-talk, but it’s all about jumping into her work, into that zone, crafting art that speaks to her.

“4”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Problems happen on one plane and get solved on another. The difference in vantage is crucial. Fortune favors you as you step out of the familiar zone and move to an uncomfortable place to see the problem from a new angle.” Leo

I can’t tell you how frequently flying on a real plane shifted my perspective unconsciously as I looked out the window to solve tactical and strategic roadblocks.  Oops, I guess I did, but I’m keeping the numbers secret.

“3”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: “Whether or not things go to plan doesn’t matter in the least to you because, bottom line, it’s fun to be you. And when you’re around good people, the joy you take in just being yourself isn’t something you have to hide.” Virgo

You know, that’s one of the takeaways I took to bed with me about “being” Aldwyth who received so many “We regret to inform you …” rejections in her struggling days, but turned all of them into an art piece.  Yeah, it’s fun to be me and I’m inspired by her.

“3”  Steve Aoki, 41; Steven Spielberg, 74: “Don’t be too quick to eliminate tension — not until you know its source, cause, effect and nature. Tension may be holding the whole thing up. Energy is stored in the cord. Cutting could be dangerous.” Sagittarius

I’m sure this is wise, but the only reason I selected it today is for the turn of phrase — “Energy is stored in the cord. Cutting could be dangerous.” I like the set up part inspecting the source, cause, effect and nature of tension, but just not for today.

“3”  Steve Harvey, 62; Stephan Patis, 53;  Stephen Hawking (1943 – 2018): “Keep looking for like minds. You need a few more to bravely move out of your element. You’re bigger than the situation and you’re just the one to break the ice.” Capricorn

You won’t get an argument from me — with only 3 to 5% of introverts and extroverts with like minds I appeal to a narrow audience.  But does it matter today?

“5” Steve Nash, 45: “You’re a learner, motivated by the sheer pleasure of knowing, understanding and doing more. External factors such as remuneration or recognition will hardly factor into your decisions.” Aquarius

Guilt by association.  Maybe this is what I really resonated with in the story about Aldwyth — she soldiered (artisted) on despite not fitting into a gallery definition of art making it much more difficult to earn a living as compared to more commercial artists who kept the buying audience for their work foremost in mind.

Today’s Holiday Theme: 

has us in the dark about our warrior spirit, and maybe that’s a good thing. There’s much worth fighting for, but there’s far more we humans end up fighting over that’s not worth it at all. This is an opportunity to reassess whether the hills we stand on are really the ones we want to die on.

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines, according to my analytics, grew from 12344 this week to 12458 organically grown followers.
    • Orange County Beach Towns 196 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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S3 E25 — Art Lives Upon Discussion, Upon Experiment, Upon Curiosity …

And why wouldn’t you feel happy, it’s Friday, after all.  You might have missed the outline for writing up my 1-year natural experiment last Friday.  Today the squirrels come home to roost, as Leo da V whispers to my inner ear, as if I’m a dog on the scent of drafting the report.

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

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “Treat your mind by feeding it the stories and equations, art and movement that gets the mental wheels whirring. Your receptive synapses will spark with brilliant ideas.”  Taurus

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 25 in Season 3 of  My Paradoxically Normal Year” on this 9th 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 E24Reunion on the Edge of the Pacific Ocean near Legoland? Hell Yeah!; S3 E23Free from the Pile of Rubble in Your Brain; S3 E22What’s the Experiment Got To Do with the Exodus from Barb’s Bunny Ranch?

Related from Season Two, The Pandemic Year

S2 E25Are You an Innie or Outie Thinker?; S2 E24Working Remote from KnowWhere Atoll; S2 E23Gaping Loss No Amount of Mourning Will Heal; S2 E22Paranoid Rose Review and Traffic-Copped Check Out Lines

Related from Season One, The Normal Year

S1 E25Day 25 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E24Day 24 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E23Day 23 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E22Day 22 of My 1-Year Experiment

Context

Oh, and as a muse Leo’s not providing any answers, just endless questions attacking my self-confidence like wondering: 

Which came first the report or the Daily TauBits for the Taking?  

Does it appear at some point in the stream flowing towards wisdom?  After? 

Or is it described each day warts and all, or only the “5’s” included in the body of the report? 

Is the report a knowledge product offered as a separate manuscript?  Separate from the process now of going back and publishing the beginning days?  

Or will that process reveal the answer to Leo’s questions?   

I mean from a year timeline you can’t have a report until the experiment is finished, right?

Shut up Leo.  I’m sniffing out my introduction.

As a life-story writer I’m intrigued with living life as an art form in a natural experiment. About how we navigate through every day life weighing facts, yet making actual decisions based on our best intuition and logic.  How our brains work.  And finally passing TauBits of Wisdom on to others who find me but, mostly to my heirs who neglect my freely given advice. 

And, as a vehicle for returning to my first career. After earning a Masters Degree in experimental and clinical psychology and when I left off researching how two hemispheres of the brain inform our different selves — now that I’ve completed other careers. 

All of my careers shared a common theme tying people, places, things, ideas, information and trends together in new and original ways. You know, the real work of an idea packager steeped in teasing out patterns from trends or forecasts from data-driven or non-linear sources.

Art lives upon discussion, upon experiment, upon curiosity, upon variety of attempts, upon the exchange of views and the comparison of standpoints.— Henry James

I’m documenting my natural experiments in a way that could be repeated in a pre-pandemic, pandemic and post-pandemic world.

It’s a start.

Evidence

However comma, Emma the Baroness and I feel disappointed that our legitimate Holiday Tau just didn’t measure up today.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

That just means we’ll shop around until we find something more suitable.  Don’t you wish today is your birthday and you get all those animated balloons flying up up and away in your iPhone from well-wishing text-ers?  Me neither.  However comma we should check back in time for summer money and each of the seven milestones.

Today’s Holiday Birthday: 

As for the long-term goal you’re devoted to, you’ll reach seven important milestones within the year. You will thrive in a community that assembles around you as you share what you love. There’s a method you’ll follow to money in the summer. Perfect the system and make it your own.

Patron Saint Time …  Hmm …  Your Holiday Tau certainly weighs in with a lot of sense.  Something to consider as the pandemic restrictions lift and we can grab a Starbucks at a table and just catch up.

“4”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): You’ll hit it off with new people. Don’t be afraid to be the first to call and establish a relationship beyond the original circumstance that brought you together.” Aries 

So it’t not just because of the variations in how you refer to yourself — Steve, Stevie, and Stephen — all names attached to me over my life so far, I resonate more deeply with your TauBit of Wisdom for today’s passion project.  Ruff, Ruff …

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “Treat your mind by feeding it the stories and equations, art and movement that gets the mental wheels whirring. Your receptive synapses will spark with brilliant ideas.”  Taurus

Hey Aoki, are you in conspiracy with Leo da V? This is a project with steps I’m taking and tasks I’m executing and self-imposed deadlines I’m meeting, so there’s no time for beauty or birdsong or spring flowers blooming … or squirrels taunting me.

“4”  Steve Aoki, 41: “You’ve a gift for seeing the potential in things and getting excited about their development. It’s not that you want them to be otherwise though. Every stage has beauty in it. Don’t push or rush to results.” Sagittarius

Here’s my ask:  since you both exist on a plane somewhere in quantum cosmic time and Walter Isaacson wrote books about both of you exploring your life and genius ways can you do something to shut Leo da V up for me?  Wait. What? Yeah I’ve seen him interviewed on Stephen Colbert the other night about it too.  I’m number 10 on my library’s 1 Kindle copy of the “Code Breaker.” Damn it Leo!

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “You become quite aware of the energy flow — who adds to it, who sucks from it, and how things tend to unfold depending on who gets involved. Think of this as good data. Collect it and refrain from judgment.” Pisces

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines jumps from  7650 to 7742 this week 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 E39 — The Best Tau for the Pandemic Year, Don’t You Agree?

So, my survival guide for remote workers had already been written, which had been targeted to the knowledge working community (consultants, freelancers and entrepreneurs) who could sell their services to clients which didn’t require their presence 24/7.  Given they were more mobile and could live anywhere, then where do they want to put down roots?

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

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): The future that has seemed so hazy now comes into sharp focus. You’ll be approaching work in new ways. While some deals are stalled, other arrangements can be solidified as you wait.” Aries 

Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 39 in Season 2 of  “My Pandemic Year Experiment” on this 2nd 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 E38What Should You Do If You Stumble Across Loaded Information?S2 E37How Deep is the Chasm? What Do We Do?; S2 E36Turning Lemons into Margaritas

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E39What’s Up with Facebook?; S1 E38Day 38 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E37Day 37 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E36Day 36 of My 1-Year Experiment

Context

Working on the Business — I’d gotten into a publishing groove on Patreon with: 

Today I published a summary of the week just ending on Patreon  and shared the piece on LinkedIn:

Surviving Day-to-Day or Thriving with Big-Picture Insights?

“The future that has seemed so hazy now comes into sharp focus. You’ll be approaching work in new ways. While some deals are stalled, other arrangements can be solidified as you wait.”

Holiday Mathis, Creators Syndicate Inc.

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The Tau: Week Ending 5/2/20

Discover what you’ve been missing. 

Here are some of this week’s headlines pulled from our daily “Top 30 Digest” curated for you, “Fresh from the Labs. Literally bottled and set adrift from KnowWhere Atoll.

Helping you face what’s going on and create some of your own if/then strategies.

What if … ?

Trends

COVID-19 Phase Two

              • The coronavirus pandemic is getting the ‘total attention’ of the Gates Foundation 
              • Google and the Cost of ‘Data Voids’ During a Pandemic
              • Google and Apple Reveal How Covid-19 Alert Apps Might Look
              • How COVID-19 Could Change AR/VR’s Future

Artificial Intelligence 

              • Google medical researchers humbled when AI screening tool falls short in real-life testing
              • Don’t Regulate Artificial Intelligence: Starve It
              • Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Human Resources (HR) Industry
              • US patent office rules that artificial intelligence cannot be a legal inventor

Deeper Future Horizons

              • Hydrogen Industry: The Dawning Of The Hydrogen Economy
              • A new machine learning method streamlines particle accelerator operations
              • Who needs a jet? 620 mph Hyperloop train will zoom passengers from Paris to Amsterdam in just 90 minutes

The Final Frontier

              • Space travel breakthrough: Solar sail offers route to stars at one fifth of light speed 
              • The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than It Should. Why?
              • Space Photos of the Week: Polychromatic Views of the Earth

A special welcome and thanks to 160 new followers in just the past 3 days. Like, share and join our growing community of 2,170 followers to see what you missed.

The Tau 12 Months Ago 

“You’re starting to think of things in their broader context.  New insights come from big-picture thinking.”

Holiday Mathis, Creators Syndicate Inc.

Tags : Apple, Artificial Intelligence, Bill Gates, COVID-19, Earth, Foundations, Google, Hydrogen Economy, Hyperloop, Machine Learning, Medical Research, Pandemic, Patents, Physics, Science, Space

Evidence

Random ones that make me want to change my sign.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): The future that has seemed so hazy now comes into sharp focus. You’ll be approaching work in new ways. While some deals are stalled, other arrangements can be solidified as you wait.” Aries

And so McQueen’s Holiday Tau was just what I needed for this week’s Patreon publication.  How to take advantage of the COVID-19 Pandemic caught the technology community’s disruptive venturing spirit.

“3”  Steve Smith, 30: Though there’s plenty you can learn about yourself outside the context of a relationship, there are many things you figure out quickly by working and playing with others, like you will today.” Gemini

Getting used to “lock down” as a pandemic prevention, surely tests the boundaries of relationships within your own pod, right Emma the Baroness?

“4”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: With all you’ve experienced, you could write a survival guide. You’ll be compelled to help, but you don’t really have to give any advice or instruction to do so. Your example is enough.  Leo

So, my survival guide for remote workers had already been written, which had been targeted to the knowledge working community who I identified as consultants, freelancers and entrepreneurs who could sell their services to clients which didn’t require their presence 24/7.  Given they were more mobile and could live anywhere, then where do they want to put down roots?  

“4”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72:Sometimes the bumpy roads lead to the most beautiful places. Other times it’s just more rock and dirt and jostling. Take an enjoyable path and the destination will just be a bonus.” Virgo

As in epic awesome road trips in the West, say to some of my favorite towns on this itinerary?

“3”  Steve Kerr, 54:There is no one better than another, and yet many make easier fits. Of course, fit isn’t everything. Sometimes what you have to grow into or figure out keeps you more interested.” Libra

Just not on the right day.  As it applies to the “Work” — in Live, Love, Work, Play, Invest, and Leave a Legacy subtitle to “The Knowledge Path” series — the best fit means matching the right type of organizational talent culture for you.  And, if you can’t you may determine which stage of growth fits you better.  I’m working on it.

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: Your story isn’t one narrative. It’s an ever-evolving work of art that you might tell a totally different way one day to the next. This is one way you’ll exercise creative power over your destiny.” Sagittarius

I can’t tell you how often during normal times I’d have to prepare just what my story was and why I was meeting with someone for the first time.  Was I a career advisor?  Or the chief knowledge officer?  Or the organization development consultant? Or the memoirist? Or the blogger?

“4”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): Life is not about stuff, and yet a few choice items can make your world a bit more fun, safe or smooth today. Figure out what you need. You might be able to trade someone for it.” Pisces

Need?  Not much more.  Emma the Baroness and I have surprisingly built a comfortable nest egg.  More travel, maybe but those trips will have to be postponed, right?

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 1760 to 2,170.

Foresight

Quality-of-Life

Long-Form

    • Just picked up “Bob Dylan In America” by Sean Wilentz.  Maybe because of the subliminal messaging like the times are a changing and the answer is blowing in the wind, but I kinda like Sean’s fanboy becomes music critic becomes historian surrounding Dylan’s life and times.

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S2 E32 — Trapped and Bored? Or Unleashing a Reinvention Wave?

“Consider what it means to feel trapped. If a person believes there is a lack of options, it doesn’t matter if it’s true or not; limits are in place. Ask the question and repeat: What is really true here?”

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

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Thinking of the future gives you pleasure. The difference between an escape fantasy and a powerful visioning session is the intent to realize the dream and the steps you take afterward.  Taurus

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 32 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on April 19th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E31Getting Charged from Box Automattic-aly; S2 E30It’s Crazy. Why does Amazon Prime Work, but Netflix Doesn’t?; S2 E29Three Months That Changed the World

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E32Day 32 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E31Day 31 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E30Day 30 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E29Day 29 of My 1-Year Experiment;

Context

On Patreon published, “Trapped and Bored. Or Are We Unleashing a New Wave of Creativity?

The Tau: Week Ending 4/18/20

Here’s a sample of headlines from a week’s worth of our daily “Top 30 Digest” of stories and trends, brought to you, “Fresh from the Labs. Literally bottled and set adrift from KnowWhere Atoll. 

Join 1654 followers and see what you may have been missing.

“Consider what it means to feel trapped. If a person believes there is a lack of options, it doesn’t matter if it’s true or not; limits are in place. Ask the question and repeat: What is really true here?”

Holiday Mathis, Creators Syndicate Inc.

What if … ?

Trends

              • The Influencer Economy Hurtles Toward Its First Recession 
              • Fears of Ventilator Shortage During Coronavirus Pandemic Unleash a Wave of Innovations
              • AI Uncovers a Potential Treatment for Covid-19 Patients
              • Special UV lights could kill coronavirus on surfaces
              • What if Covid-19 Returns Every Year, Like the Common Cold?
              • Apple CEO Talks Covid-19 Crisis, Return to Work Plan at Company-Wide Meeting
              • Apple, Google clarify how their coronavirus-tracing technology works
              • Yet Another Consequence of the Pandemic: More Plastic Waste
              • New Age Of Stock Market Volatility Driven By Machines

It’s OK to dream about future plans. When the time is right to escape, you’ll be more than ready to make your move.

Where … ?

Regions

              • Hoag Hospital seeks recovered patients’ antibody-filled plasma for coronavirus treatment
              • Help Us Keep Journalism Alive in Santa Barbara
              • Catalina Island Just Sent the Mainland a Moving Message
              • Napa Valley Opens the Wine Cellar
              • Download California Backgrounds for Your Next Zoom Call
              • So, what do kids say about living in San Francisco?
              • Open and shut: Ventura County farmers try growing with doorstep delivery, online markets

Mountains

              • Online Outdoor Education Is Popping Up—For Free
              • 5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near Mammoth Lakes
              • Proposed water policy could change the future of water in Prescott”
              • ”Off-grid tiny house-style carpool kiosk is just the ticket

Islands and Currents

              • Scientists try ‘cloud brightening’ to protect Great Barrier Reef
              • New Species Of Melanistic Black Iguana Discovered in The Caribbean
              • Oasis Tiny Home in Hawaii by Paradise Tiny Homes
              • Restoring Kāneiolouma, an Ancient Hawaiian Village Lost to Time
              • These hotels offer guests the opportunity to give back through volunteering

Outdoors

              • What’s open and closed this weekend? Trails, parks, beaches in Southern California
              • Trout in doubt: Coronavirus could delay California’s fishing season
              • Scientists say Joshua trees may warrant listing as a threatened species
              • 12 photos: Coronavirus closure returns Yosemite to the animals
              • Angeles National Forest closes some popular trails until April 30”

The Tau 12 Months Ago 

“You are seldom more creative than you are just after being truly, deeply and profoundly bored.”

Holiday Mathis, Creators Syndicate Inc.

Tags : creativity, travel, trends, crisis, recession, influencers, jobs, opportunity, regions, mountains, islands, outdoors

Evidence

Sorry Zahnny, your Holiday Tau isn’t the one I led with on Patreon, mostly because I really didn’t get it.

“2”  Steve Zahn, 51: “In the past, you’ve assumed that if you weren’t succeeding with a person, there was something about you or your approach that you could change to fix it. Consider another way. What if you engineered what works for you?” Scorpio

Maybe if I were to reconsider my Patreon article, I would have added this forecast, though it clearly isn’t.  With Zoom Schooling taxing kids and parents alike the subtleties may fall on deaf ears, but I like the evolutionary perspective, learning versus schooling, curiosity and how to prevent reinventing the wheel. 

Holiday Forecast for the Week Ahead:  

Learning is among the pleasures of human existence. To consider it a function of the higher mind isn’t quite correct, as even at our feral core we are wired for the specific thrill of figuring things out. It’s been this way since the beginning of our kind and is one of the most important adaptations to our survival as a species. We often confuse learning with schooling.” 

“Schooling has to do with accepting a series of disciplines imposed by others. Learning is organic and born of an inner spark of curiosity. One can be inspired by schooling to become curious, and this makes schooling easier to master. Or one can work from the spark and seek schooling to facilitate the thrill of learning.” 

“Schooling without learning is a joyless prison of a situation. Learning without schooling is natural, though it can be frustrating in a “reinventing the wheel” kind of way.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Researcher’s note: It ain’t my birthday no how.  Right.  A sense of control over the year (I hope it won’t be that long), but I like the passion project sense to it.

Today’s Holiday Birthday:  

You’re the boss! Enjoy an increased sense of control over the content and pacing of your year. Relationships are exhilarating; work is a slow and steady climb. A project will take you through much personal development. You’ll commit deeply to get the most out of each stage while staying on task and on purpose.

You nailed me guys,  your Holiday Tau describes my internal weather.  Publishing on Patreon is a start, right?

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Thinking of the future gives you pleasure. The difference between an escape fantasy and a powerful visioning session is the intent to realize the dream and the steps you take afterward.  Taurus

Oh Howey, do you know Emma the Baroness?  If you did you’d understand how prophetic your TauBit of Wisdom really is!

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:You will get to spend time with the one who makes you laugh and feel valued — the one you go to when you want to strategize or just dream. This relationship is worth more than gold.” Cancer

Hi there, Stephen and welcome to the Steves.  Why did you guys have to go and ruin the setup with a downer punchline highlighting my major weakness?

“4”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72:The special project on deck will require you to be organized, forward-thinking and resourceful. You’ll have fun with this one — as long as you don’t wait until the last minute.” Virgo

You surprise me Coach Kerr.  I would have expected your TauBit of Wisdom from Sam Harris given the theme of several recent podcasts about consciousness and how we mistakenly believe we are just one person.  But Tau is Tau and I thank you for letting me steal it.

“5”  Steve Kerr, 54:You’ll be several people throughout the day — a quiet, contemplative conversationalist, the fun and silly one, the expert, the student. However you’re feeling, honor it and play to your strengths.” Libra

Is this the person I’m speaking to?  Who is the self in yourself? Ask Coach Kerr or better yet subscribe to Sam Harris’ podcast

“4”  Steve Aoki, 41: Being alone is an opportunity to have a meetup with yourself and catch up on the current status of your own head and heart. Ask, ‘How am I really doing?’ and ‘What matters now?’” Sagittarius

Talk about serendipity and coincidences I updated “How to Thrive in an Age of Accelerating Uncertainty“ which originally appeared as “Why Careers are like Real Estate Markets” in the Wisdom and Strategies section of “Adapt! How to Survive and Thrive in the Changing World of Work”, co-authored by Steve Howard in 2009. 

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62:You don’t have to challenge yourself every single day. Today, it’s better not to force yourself to do the things that drain you. Go where you thrive, avoid where you merely survive.” Capricorn

Hey Coach Nash, is your Holiday Tau about what this pandemic is requiring of us like a transformation in our lives?  And, how we’ll be able to appreciate lessons we can’t yet now?

“5”  Steve Nash, 45:Relationships are teaching and changing you, though some of these lessons won’t be obvious to you until the transformation is complete and you can look back and see the ‘before’ and ‘after.’  Aquarius

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 1594 to 1628

Foresight

Quality-of-Life

Long-Form

    • “Chasing the Dime,” by Michael Connelly describes the inner workings of a (fictional) commercial research laboratory which fits the Paradoxy-Moron organization type. “(In the lab) is where you find time for more AE work. Analyze and evaluate. When the unknown or unexpected came up in the lab you stopped and went into AE mode. What do you see? What do you know? What does it mean? In the lab everything was clear … simple. Quantifiable. Scientific theory was tested and either proved or disproved. No gray areas. No shadows.”
    • Just picked up “Bob Dylan In America” by Sean Wilentz.  Maybe because of the subliminal messaging like the times are a changing and the answer is blowing in the wind, but I kinda like Sean’s fanboy becomes music critic becomes historian surrounding Dylan’s life and times.

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S2 E30 — It’s Crazy. Why does Amazon Prime Work, but Netflix Doesn’t?

Was it triggered by all our neighbors working remotely and their kids attending “zoom school”?

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

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:The messiness of life is the best part. Maybe it won’t make the edit for social media, and that’s why the insider’s view is always the best. Intimacy is about knowing another person’s mess.” Virgo

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 30 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on April 17th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in 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

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E30Day 30 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E29Day 29 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E28Day 28 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E27Day 27 of My 1-Year Experiment

Context

Cox WiFi kept dropping — it’s been off more than it’s been on — so yesterday I worked on correcting bogus “Contacts” emails one-by-one via LinkedIn changing them in my “Friends of Steves” master spreadsheet.  

    • I still required online capabilities for copying and pasting them through the hot spot feature on my iPhone — as my sister showed Emma the Baroness and me when we last visited months ago in Michigan.  
    • Later in the evening I  tested Internet access with Apple TV.  Why did Amazon Prime work, but Netflix didn’t?  Maybe it wasn’t WiFi in that case, but Netflix popularity and T-Mobile capacity?  Netflix is free on T-Mobile as a perk for signing up.

Meanwhile I wasn’t looking forward to my next call with BC (which turned out fine as a Zoom video session) and, to be honest, my mild anxiety compounded my low-ebb feelings from the mind-numbing WiFi work arounds.

Sure, BC lashed out about his favorite local restaurant’s forced closing potentially for good.  

He dropped by for lunch in the charming plaza in La Quinta where he moved from Newport Beach.  

His move was longer go than I realized triggered by two events, his mother passed away and he had heart by-pass surgery.  

“What happened? I don’t recognize my country,” he said.

His local La Quinta gym closed where he treated his ailing back in its jacuzzi and swam laps. 

For as long as I knew him he competed in the Masters program at the University before his relocation to the exclusive California desert.  

Once we got past our rants and reactions to coronavirus business closures, it only took a couple of minutes to find our conversational groove like old times.  

Mostly through his love of rock and roll and former training in anthropology from Stanford and my wondering aloud if there was a half-life for wisdom.  

He thanked me at the end of the call for realizing as an executive coach, why I had recruited him in the first place, he found an angle for approaching the local restaurant owner and offering business advice.

I should have thanked him for the boost in energy I felt from reestablishing a common ground in our personal and professional relationship.

Enough to slog though the excruciatingly slow process of listing emails of my 1840 LinkedIn 1st degree network in my “Contacts” once again.   

But the boost dissipated as I realized it will take 4 or 5 weeks at 5 days a week just to complete my LinkedIn updates.  

Ouch.  Yawn. 

So, somehow I need to schedule that without stopping Patreon postings and with adding consistent email messaging to Proteges, Mentors and Friends.  

Yawn again.

Evidence

How about a Holiday Tau boost?  Game. Set. Match.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Visualizing alone can’t make things true, but it can motivate action that feels natural and familiar instead of labored and difficult. As you visualize the future, you lay its groundwork.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

I know this is Friday, so Steve is this a randy suggestion — your Holiday Tau — one I should whisper to Emma the Baroness tonight?  Or are you hinting at something else entirely?

“4”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): You’ve been thinking about how to get what you want, and it’s clear you’ll need to make a special request. Timing is everything. It will be better to ask after nightfall or tomorrow.” Aries

So, Smithy I’ve tried several attempts to understand the gist of your Holiday Tau.  I stood up, stared at the middle ground out my office window, walked to our front lawn, bent down and pulled a dozen weeds, came back to my office and reread it, but I can’t quite grog it.  Sorry.

“2”  Steve Smith, 30: You are coming back to a part of yourself that has been long abroad. It’s not that you outgrew or rejected this aspect of you, but you have not been able to prioritize it. That will change.  Gemini

Aha.  Funny this is your Holiday Tau, Howey.  As I was walking, staring and weeding while contemplating Smithy’s TauBit of Wisdom I settled on the essence of your’s instead.

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:Life has its own set of navigational rules. To understand it, you have to look backward; to live it, you can only go forward. Also, you can only feel what it’s like to be inside it when you’re standing still.” Cancer

Wait guys.  Is this all about the time I was out of work for almost a year?  That stretch defined a long, very long learning curve about transferrable skills and understanding new careers operationally, but most importantly by learning new jargon for describing what I had accomplished in previous jobs — you know like how long it takes to learn a new language.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: There was a time you didn’t believe that you could actually change your circumstances by merely observing them differently. Now you believe it, and you do it on a daily basis. Today brings proof.  Leo

Okay G&G your Holiday Tau can be taken two ways.  The last part about knowing and enjoying another’s mess intimately is about our life long love affair — me and Emma the Baroness.  The second could be about what I took away from a chapter in “Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives” about how Brian Eno lives his life like and art form developing several passion projects at the same time.  If one doesn’t work out he jumps to another.  Either way, it works.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:The messiness of life is the best part. Maybe it won’t make the edit for social media, and that’s why the insider’s view is always the best. Intimacy is about knowing another person’s mess.” Virgo

Here’s how I’m relating to your Holiday Tau couch Kerr, I mean coach Kerr.  I’m trying to squeeze about 1840 people into a room through that small Interned door when Cox WiFi keeps shutting it on and off all day.

“4”  Steve Kerr, 54:It’s like you’re trying to move a couch into a room with a small door. Once inside, everything will work out nicely. But getting through this tight squeeze will take some doing. What needs to be released in order to move forward?” Libra

Ha.  Easy for your Holiday Tau to say.  I realized it will take me four or five weeks of swimming trying to keep my head above water once I dive in to get it done!

“4”  Steve Nash, 45:Why return to projects that were not enormously successful the first time around? You’d rather move on, and move on you will, after a brief bit of business is handled. Dive in and get it done.” Aquarius

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 1594 to 1628.

Foresight

Quality-of-Life

Long-Form

    • “The Fifth Risk,” by Michael Lewis  describes how the thinkers in federal departments were targeted by Trump’s administration, especially the scientists and researchers. “‘I was fucking nervous as shit, Bannon later told friends. I go, Holy fuck, this guy [Trump] doesn’t know anything. And he doesn’t give a shit.’ Even in normal times the people who take over the United States government can be surprisingly ignorant… The United States government might be the most complicated organization on the face of the earth. Its two million federal employees take orders from four thousand political appointees. How to stop a virus, how to take a census, how to determine if some foreign country is seeking to obtain a nuclear weapon or if North Korean missiles can reach Kansas City: these are enduring technical problems.”
    • “Chasing the Dime,” by Michael Connelly describes the inner workings of a (fictional) commercial research laboratory which fits the Paradoxy-Moron organization type. “(In the lab) is where you find time for more AE work. Analyze and evaluate. When the unknown or unexpected came up in the lab you stopped and went into AE mode. What do you see? What do you know? What does it mean? In the lab everything was clear … simple. Quantifiable. Scientific theory was tested and either proved or disproved. No gray areas. No shadows.”

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S1 E173 — AI, EVs, MRIs, Me and Steves

Yesterday before changing the appointments for two, not just one MRI and then spending time at the Honda dealer and eventually at the RSM Toyota dealer, I had met Steve at Bagel and Brew.  

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

“5”  Steve Smith, 30: You’ve a solid feel for one part of the deal, and then there are other parts in which you’re not so surefooted.  With study and repetition, you will master every aspect of the interaction.” Gemini

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 173 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 20th day of February in winter of 2020.

Context

I followed my game plan of establishing common ground — asking how long he’d lived in Mission Viejo and then sharing personal stories about me and Emma the Baroness.

How we lived in the Newport Beach neighborhoods known as Corona del Mar and Balboa Island before lucking out by “winning” three real estate lotteries from one in Irvine to two in Mission Viejo for Finisterra and Pinecrest.

He didn’t recall the name of one of original HR execs from his company (before his transfer from Texas) who contributed to the Orange County Development Round Table  (OCDRT), but said he leaned on corporate HR partners both in Houston and in California while progressing through sales. 

Now he said his son is in a corporate role of VMWare, which he had never heard of, and was experiencing the shifting sands of corporate life in sales management like he had.  

I told him about my trials and tribulations with WordPress (he hadn’t heard of it) and my 6 websites (he had someone else do his)  and self-publishing about where to live when we had considered our moves.

And about work — the results from the OCDRT collaboration project.

And, to leaving a legacy after talking about his last week’s visit to wrap up his mother’s estate, passing in her 90s.

“Yeah, we expected it, but you don’t really, right?”

It’s still a shock.  

Another HR guy from his work passed away too last week or so.

We got serious for a while describing my unexpected profound reactions to Italian history and art. 

And, he nodded in agreement with how you can’t miss the highlights if you’re vacationing in Italy — the Renaissance, Coliseum and Vatican in Florence, Venice and Rome.

I asked if he was Steven or Stephen.  Steven. 

Steven.

“What is it Dale Carnegy says, ‘A name is the most powerful … something,’” he volunteered in reaction to my segue to Thanksgiving with expectant Millennials and the absence of Steve on their list of names in consideration.

I drew blanks from him when I asked the do-you-know-many-Steves line of questioning.  

He didn’t really know where it came from or why his mother chose it. 

He remembered who the Steves were in the “Tao of Steve” film, but never saw the movie.  

His reaction conveyed how he might enjoy reading my books and signaled if I needed to follow up with him for input and stories for either “Volume Two Manuscript” or “Volume Three Manuscript” he’d enjoy it.

Returning to my office, I received phone call messages and texts about RAV 4 Hybrids from eager sales rookies.

So, I ended the afternoon getting my 4Runner ready for trade in.  

    • Simple Greened the white residue from cracked radiator on the rest of the engine. Waxed hood and roof above windshield.  
    • Washed floor mats. 
    • Used portable feature of vacuum cleaner for floors, seats and rear area.  
    • Used ArmorAll for all black trim.
    • Used Mothers as alternative to ArmorAll for four tires.

Evidence

So Zahn, is your TauBit of Wisdom for the day referring to my dearly departed and paid off, faithful “friend” of nearly 20 years and 178,000 miles or my problem of being overtaken by events? 

If it’s the 4 Runner, is it the way to better miles per gallon a functioning stereo system and an upgrade to Apple CarPlay?

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You see the problem that is standing in your way but what you might not see is that this problem is the way.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Don’t feel too bad Mr. Patron Saint, Steve remembered you, but not the independent movie about you — not the ones you were actually starring in — how cool all your moves were in the romantic sense. 

Since I’m no longer a leader in the world of work, I’m not ranking your TauBit as high as Zahn’s for today.

“3”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): None will question your ability to lead.  The thing is that you’re not yet sure about where, why and how you want them to go.” Aries

Smithy, my son, thank you for your Holiday Tau in tandem with Zahn’s.  I finally get the difference between EVs and hybrid vehicles and leasing options vs. buying options.  Fingers crossed.

“5”  Steve Smith, 30: You’ve a solid feel for one part of the deal, and then there are other parts in which you’re not so surefooted.  With study and repetition, you will master every aspect of the interaction.” Gemini

Well, it certainly won’t be love, now will it!  And why is this your Holiday Tau instead of Winwood and Wonder’s? 

“4”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:You think you know what enough love is, but you’re already loved so much more than that.  What will you get busy on, knowing that love is already covered?” Virgo

End of the Week “Knews” for FOSs

Trends — 

Short-Form — Headlines and Highlights from Fresh from the Labs

Long-Form — 

    • My notes from the introduction in “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” by Yuval Noah Harari:  Sapiens, surveyed the human past, examining how an insignificant ape became the ruler of planet Earth. Homo Deus, my second book, explored the long-term future of life, contemplating how humans might eventually become gods, and what might be the ultimate destiny of intelligence and consciousness. What is happening right now? What are today’s greatest challenges and choices? What should we pay attention to? What should we teach our kids? Thinking about the big picture is a relatively rare luxury. A single mother struggling to raise two children … 

Progress and Procrastination — 

    • Procrastinate — I should have been crafting a Special Offer campaign as a way to move $1 Tier (Balboa Island) to $3 Tier (Cambria), but I didn’t get to it yet.
    • Progress — Published how go sign up instructions  for receiving your $1 Balboa Island benefits, “Trouble Claiming Your Digest? Take These Steps.”
    • Progress — Published “Ask Me Anything” for new followers that included, What does being an introvert have to do with anything? We come in six temperament flavors. We’re easy with solitude. In fact, many of us prefer mountain cabins, if given the choice, which inspired me to write about quality-of-life communities in the Sierra and Rocky Mountain Ranges. I happen to be one that I call SPIP short for Systematic-Professional, Idea Packager. 
    • Progress — Interviewed a Friend of Steve and gathered his feedback on my passion projects, especially The Tau of Steves.

Speaking Volumes — 

    • On hold until Patreon’s up and running.  My interviewed Friend of Steve offered more feedback at the right time for both volumes, Two and Three manuscripts.

Banking and ATMs — 

    • Figuring out a campaign for moving $1 Tier Balboa Island supporters to $3 Tier Cambria patrons sets the stage from a specific start date to a deadline in spring.
    • Friend of Steves interview checked off a task for the week and provided a partial proof of concept

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