The Defect of Perfectionism

Originally published November 10, 2011 I will sometimes, maybe even often, not do something because the idea that I will do it less than perfectly paralyzes me.  I’m way better now at allowing myself to make mistakes than I ever have been before.  Really, you don’t make the kind of catastrophic mistakes that we serious …

The Chrysalis

“What do you think happens inside a chrysalis?”  That’s the question that is at the center of the 3rd story in the “Black Box” (minute 53) episode of Radiolab on my local NPR station today.  It’s gruesome.  If you open up a 3 day old chrysalis you find nothing resembling either a caterpillar or a …