Our unfinished masterpiece, our incompleteness theorem

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. –Louis L’Amour In 1927, mathematician David Hilbert put the capstone on mathematics. Mathematics was done, he asserted in his proof theory. Less than five years later, in 1931,...

M is for Mission

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t. -Richard Bach In 2008, I will stride confidently toward my mission—that thing that fills me with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. This may...

With gratitude for this intentional community

We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race. –Cicero As this third year of 37days ends, I’ve spent this last week reading again the comments left on this site in 2007—and visiting the websites of their authors, as well...

N is for now

“Nothing is worth more than this day.” –Goethe In 2008, I am going to be here now. When you unpeel it, 37days is all about now, but I find I don’t live in now very often. I live in then, or when, or one day. I want, instead, to live in Now. This moment. What does that...

O is for order

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” – Flaubert In 2008, I’m going to keep all the scotch tape in my house in one drawer. A few months ago, I was slated for an important meeting with someone in town at 2:00 p.m....