I am continuing the job I love while I consider what comes next.
Next may be a long way off, or just around the corner. One never
I also do a lot of charity
work that always seems to
involve a computer.
I also enjoy dabbling at investing
, though I have no illusions
that I am any good at it. As one adviser told me, "everyone is in
the money game whether they want to be or not".
For a hobby I enjoy cooking and baking. Right now, I am searching
for the formula for the perfect loaf of sourdough
rye bread. Once that is in
hand, I will aim for the perfect loaf of pumpernickel. Of course,
the perfect recipe in both cases must be reproducible.
Update: After attending a keynote speech by Jeffrey Hamelman, I am
rethinking my previous assumption that a perfect bread formula must
be consistent. Consistently great bread may not be achievable. As
an analogy, consider wine vintages. A 1990 Bordeaux is considered a
great wine. Other years may be drinkable, but without the character
of the great years. (Note: I am not a wine drinker, so please
forgive any errors in the analogy.)
My current thinking is that the "perfect" loaf maximizes the flavor
of the ingredients at hand. It is the job of the baker to manage
the process and achieve the best bread possible in each
I think that there is a life lesson here as well.