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The Eternal Mystery That is Time

By Vega Subramaniam

I am someone with many, many interests. Too many to list. Every once in awhile, I’ll run into someone just a bit older than I am who, when I ask about retirement, will say they’re not ready … Read More

18 Nov '22

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Why Do We Qualify Positive Statements?

By Vega Subramaniam

The other day, I was talking with Mala about some work I was doing, and I said, “it’s going pretty well, actually!” My immediate, split-second response to my own statement was, “I mean, there’s stuff that could … Read More

Course Correction

By Vega Subramaniam

I’m (in a perhaps losing battle with my attempt toward) writing a thing. It started off as a 2021 NaNoWriMo lark. And then, over the course of 2022, it took steadily greater importance in my mind … Read More

Top Tips to Stop Widening the Wealth Gap

By Vega and Mala

Hello, my friends! How are you? Are you OK? Probably not. Or at least, probably not totally, even if sort of. Just like Mala and me! Just like all of us. If you’re tired, welcome. There’s … Read More

Don’t Put Metal in the Microwave, and Other Compensation Myths

By Vega Subramaniam

Do you want to know something that Mala does? Routinely? She takes leftovers out of the fridge, transfers them to a stainless steel plate, puts the plate into the microwave, and turns on the heat.

Do you … Read More

Awesome Trips

I was reading an article in The New Yorker about Icelandic volcanoes, as you do. The author went to rather great lengths to witness the eruption of one particular volcano: Fagradalsfjall (on a side note, who’s with me that all … Read More

Musings on Hope

By Vega Subramaniam

“Expectation is the root of all heartache.” — (Probably not) Shakespeare

We’re hearing a lot about “hope” these days. Hope for vaccinations and herd immunity. Hope for a relatively speedy economic recovery. Hope for a return to … Read More

03 Mar '21

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Setting Personal Goals During a Pandemic: Yea or Nay?

By Vega Subramaniam

The confluence of three things recently got me to thinking about the larger purpose of larger purposes.

The first thing is our “Intentional Life Planning” retreat. After years of offering it In Real Life, Mala and I … Read More

Mixed Emotions

By Vega Subramaniam

Pretty much all the time, the same event—a marriage, a funeral, a holiday celebration…an election…—is an occasion for both celebration and mourning—laden also with all the emotions in between and sideways and tangential and, for that matter, … Read More

Happy Holidays? Yes. Happy Holidays!

By Vega Subramaniam

Well, friends, we’re almost there. Not that I’m quite sure what “there” means, exactly. Should I be worried? Probably. Am I still feeling hopeful? Yes. Am I feeling maybe even a bit festive? Also yes! I don’t know what’s … Read More