Brainwave Schmainwave

I hate brainwaves.  They are definitely overrated.  I know I’ve had plenty of them, but I can’t remember what they are now. The trouble with brainwaves is that they are ephemeral.  They are more like a mist than a wave.  They settle over you for just a moment, give you a quick hug and then…

Keeping up with the Jones’

The year was 2001 of the new millennium.  We survived the Y2K scare, which was a big deal for software developers like us.  The world was looking bright, shiny and new, with unlimited possibilities.  Money was flowing into our bank accounts.  More money than either of us had ever seen before in our lives. We…

How to Win a Nobel Peace Prize

I have become fascinated with the Nobel Peace Prize.  Established in 1901, it has been awarded 94 times to 126 Nobel Laureates (101 individuals and 25 organizations).  What does it take to be chosen?  Your name must be submitted by a qualified person or organization, and you must have “done the most or the best…