I handle database and communications for my alumni association and Creative Houston. The new job has made it difficult to keep up.
Rearranged the furniture in my office and found new ways to look at things.
I'm really enjoying my new job at MosquitoZone. I know this because I looked around my office and thought, "I could be bored here." No worries.
It's a start.
I do believe the federal government should support innovation, but by investing in education instead of companies. The failure rate is always going to attract bad press.
Brookings: Why the U.S. Should Not Abandon Its Clean Energy Lending Programs, 2011-Sep-27, by Muro and Rothwell
To be sure, there are problems here, but one of them is that each of these attacks fundamentally misunderstands the nature of an imperfect but invaluable clean energy finance program. Such misunderstanding is unfortunate; it undercuts support for exactly the kind of prudent, targeted approach the United States should be using to scale up important new industries by deploying the nation’s sophisticated financial markets in ways that minimize taxpayer risk and maximize economic impact.
The reality is the DOE’s loan guarantee program will likely result in minimal costs and large gains for taxpayers—just like many other federal lending efforts.
Many people fantasize that everything was great before and if we could just get back there... but it's not true. Back then, more people died with the potential untapped. Opportunities were narrower. We didn't know then what we know now. The only way to make things better is to move forward and try new things.
Yesterday I discovered a fragile a tightly packed routine can be, but it was a productive day after all. I've learned to avoid playing catch up.