Choosing the hive queen

Many of you know my family and I are beekeepers. We have multiple hives in our backyard currently producing some very delicious local honey! What those of you who do not keep bees might not know, is how bees end up with their queen. Honeybee hives function with only 1 queen. She is the largest…

The Numbers Game

I just finished reading The Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, in Politics, and in Life by Michael Blastland. I really enjoyed reading this book. This book helps ground the reader in sound thinking after what we read and see in the news. As I read this book, I thought…

Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far

I just finished the book, “Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far,” by Paul A. Offit M.D. What a great book it was! This is the best, evidence-based book on medical care written for the lay person I have read.

Selfie’s

“A selfie, like any photograph, interrupts experience to mark the moment…. The selfie makes us accustomed to putting ourselves and those around us ‘on pause’ in order to document our lives. It is an extension of how we have learned to put our conversations ‘on pause’ when we send or receive a text, an image,…

The Fat Tail

I seem to just love learning about statistics and am fascinated with ideas surrounding risk. I chose to read this book (The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World by Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat) to better understand fat tail probabilities and…

The Key to Success

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. Failure is simple errors in judgment repeated over time. Jim Rohn The key to success is to do simple and easy disciplines consistently over time. This goes for both successes (do a few good, healthy things every day) and failures (do a few…

The 80/20 Principle

I recently read a refreshing book, in regard to time use and productivity, called, “The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less” by Richard Koch. 80/20 Principle The 80/20 Principle is the idea that there is an imbalance between causes and results, inputs and outputs, effort and reward. Things often fall into one…

Live an exciting life!

Heard from a patient: Those who eat exciting food will live a boring life. If you want an exciting life, eat boring food. The idea here is if you spend a lot of effort, money, and time on what you eat, you will have great eating experiences and consume exciting food, but you won’t be…

You’re Not Listening

I just read a great book called: You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters. I found this bestseller to be worth its label. In today’s world, we spend all our time talking at and not with each other. This book is not a lament of that aspect of society, but provides a…