When I say self-starter

When I say self-starter I mean that I can (and often do) face the desperate emptiness of working to finish Something Important in the margins between daily tedium and stressed slumber at an hour I refuse to check on yet another weeknight churning caffeine, sugar, and bile stinking of the day’s labor and self-pity neglecting […]

Bootstraps and Facts

Just to offer an alternative perspective to this endless need to prove that we all accomplished everything on our own despite insurmountable odds: I had help. I had a lot of help at various times from my family, friends, neighbors, teachers, colleagues, managers, and total strangers (especially authors). Once I had help from a random […]