Embracing Powerlessness

Balaam

Can anyone really make sense of the story of Balaam, Balak, and the donkey? Anyone? When Balak sees that Israel intends to invade his land, he sends for Balaam, a prophet for hire, to curse Israel. But Balaam refuses. Balak…

Work is like gas

It expands to fill the available space. You’ve got two choices when it comes to gas and work. One is to let the gas go anywhere it wants. Don’t contain it; containing it means pressure. Letting the work go means…

Arguing with children

Arguments only take place between equals. Sherlock never argues with anyone but Moriarty. So what about when parents and children argue? Are they equals? I don’t think so. Parents have experience and knowledge that children don’t. But most importantly parents…