2ND Chances

America loves a comeback story, and mine is one of perseverance. My initial entry into Flatirons Software Engineering accelerated program was one of PURE angst and 2nd guessing myself. I couldn’t…



The most important skills I learned in grad school and seminary were cultivating a life of the mind and a passion for life-long learning.

Deep dives into difficult texts and topics taught me to think critically, analyze arguments, ask questions, and exhibit epistemic humility.

This was reiterated to me recently as I re-read Robert Maurer’s excellent little book One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way.

Maurer applies the Japanese business concept of kaizen (continuous improvement) to life in practical ways.

Simply put, small, incremental — even seemingly insignificant — improvements consistently practiced over time lead to transformation.

Maurer quotes philosopher and author Sam Keen on the idea of asking small questions:

This inspires and challenges me.

And I couldn’t agree more.

Stay curious.

Keep asking questions.

Never stop learning.

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