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What You Can Learn from a Wild Donkey

When the Spaniards reached the highlands of the Atacama, they brought some donkeys along to carry their arms and supplies. As it turned out, though, the donkeys wouldn’t really perform that well under the high altitudes and the extreme weather conditions of the desert. When fighting the indigenous tribes, the Spanish conquerers soon stumbled on […]

Improve My Asset Management

“Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.” —Jorge Luis Borges My main asset is time. I’m putting […]

Play Some Buzkashi

[This is my fourth Moderate Proposal for Daunting, Delightful and Dilettantish Deeds to Pursue in 2014. See the introduction, part 1, part 2 and part 3.] I’m an idler. Sometimes, I prefer staying in bed over doing new things. But when there isn’t nice company in bed, doing new things is often more interesting. As […]

How to Live 100 Years

Psst, today is Beyond Rules Day! Go to Amazon and grab a free copy of my first book! (Details at the bottom of this post.) Here’s the story of a lung cancer patient who was given six months to live and decided to go to his native Greek island to die: Six months came and […]