Taco Party I went to a friend’s retirement party a couple weeks ago. When she called to tell me about it, she made it sound like it was no big deal. Like it was a small party or something. She said show up whenever, wear whatever, bring whoever, don’t worry about brining […]

## Invisible People In Your Brain

Square Roots Are Easy If you needed to find the square root of four, this would be pretty easy. The square root of four is either two or negative two. Negative two times negative two is four. Two times two is four. This is something we learn in elementary school, or […]

## Ice Cream Interference Pattern

One Day… I was walking home the other day from the library, and I decided to stop by the supermarket and buy some ice cream. I was in the express lane between two ladies and in front of this guy who had Led Zeppelin T-shirt. The lady at the front had twelve items. […]

## Applications of Hallucinated Infinity

Ancient Greeks One of my favorite characters from history is this guy from ancient Greece called Zeno of Elea. He came up with all these crazy paradoxes. One of them was the idea that motion is impossible. There was this Austrian guy named Godel who studied infinity. He came with all these […]

## Infinite Nests of Treasure

Free Sales Seminar I went to an interesting seminar a few years ago. It was free, and it had a whole bunch of speakers. Each speaker would present for an hour or two, and each person would try and upsell some kind of home study course. One guy started talking, and he used […]

## Recover Ancient Spiritual Power

Beginnings of an Adventure A couple of weeks ago I was reading some local online forum and they were talking about this place downtown. A couple of days later I decided to go check it out. I didn’t remember exactly where it was, but I was in an adventurous mood. I took […]

## Reversions To The Mean

Moving Averages Stock charts are a fascinating combination of technical and mathematical specificity and human psychology. One one hand they can be a very accurate representation of a company’s health. On the other hand, they are a pure expression of human psychology. One way to look at a chart is to compare the day […]

## Pancakes and Fractals

Old Woman There was this old woman sitting outside of her shop. She was sitting on the ground, not quite on the ground on a very low seat, and she had this big plastic pitcher of pancake batter. She would pour enough pancake batter onto a small electric griddle that was in front of […]

## Time Value Of Money

Time Preference Derivation There is an idea and economics that involves thinking about money in two different ways. If you thought about having $1 million now versus having $1 million plus a little bit more in the future, there’s a point where the money that you imagine now versus that same amount of money plus […]

## 90 10 Golden Rule

Music Tutorial The other night I was watching this very interesting music tutorial. The guy was talking about songwriting strategies. He started off by going over the basics song structure. The intro, the verse, the chorus, the break, the verse, the outro. Then he started talking about how to choose a chord progression. It […]