Author Archives: Scott Smith

Rhodes Scholar

Play Ball! Today (March 26, 2020) would have been Opening Day in Major League Baseball. Though it has been postponed for obvious reasons. Despite my youthful obsession with baseball (and my preternatural ability to remember inconsequential details that you mere … Continue reading

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No, You DON’T Know What They’re Going Through

“Is This How I Die?“ A couple of days ago in the checkout lane, the young man bagging groceries was quietly, though rather publicly, having an existential crisis. People were telling him things like “You JUST need to calm down” … Continue reading

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Because They Can’t

Showing Up This year, many, who work in public-facing jobs will be sickened with an infectious disease and will, despite warnings to do otherwise, will show up to work while they are still contagious. This is not anything that is … Continue reading

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“Digital” Productivity Tool

Yesterday, I got a robo-call about something I had to act on this morning. The task was low-effort, but an irregular one, thus had a high risk of ¬†slipping my mind. I considered all my reminder aids: Whiteboard A planner … Continue reading

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