I’ve started thinking about mine. I’ve ignored it for decades.

When I’m gone, nothing will remain. I haven’t done anything worthwhile with my life. Two hundred years from now my name may be found in digitized census records. But nobody will look for it.

Nothing is forever.


We’re in! We’ll outfit the office the rest of this week. (Get a rug, some plants, fiddle with the desk arrangement, etc.)

It’s fun to be back in the same WeWork I was in when I worked for CBRE. Our office is an interior office for now, so we won’t have to contend with roasting in the afternoon sun. Molly still works here, which is nice.

And a third person started working for CMB/Seattle. These are exciting times!

If you refer to yourself as a leader, you likely aren’t one. 

If you refer to yourself as a “thought leader,” you are without a doubt not one. 

The titles and descriptions I read on LinkedIn will occasionally wind me up.