articles

1998.09

These are my many articles. Given a chance, I'll hold forth on nearly any subject.

Related articles

the nature of reality

2000.01.21
I am very wise. I mean I must be, I have a website!

reviews

1997
Reviews of books, watches, and cameras.

parenting

2010.03
I don't know much. And according to my wife, I don't parent much.

my grandfather's funeral speech

1999
This is the text of the speech I gave at my grandfather's funeral, along with some notes for anyone who has a speech of their own to right.

on management

2021.06.28
Much has been written on management but everywhere I go - and I've worked at about twenty companies in 27 years - I see that not a lot is sinking in. Let me suggest we toss out whatever the teach in business school and get down to real management.

genealogy

2010.10.29
I've been interested in genealogy for many years. These are some of the interesting findings

a difficult name

2010.01.14
My last name is German in origin, and most English speakers (and spellers!) can't get it right.

favorite experiences in Australia

2001.06.18
I did some things in Australia that I couldn't have done back home, and some things that ten years later remain my favourite memories.

how I got kicked out of Japan

2006.03.10
When I first came to Japan, I let my employer take care of the paperwork, just as many of my colleagues had done. Big mistake.

rand()m quote

Satires which the censor can understand are justly forbidden

—Karl Kraus