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I’m not an astronomer, by any stretch. But there’s this thought about the universe I can’t get out of my head, so I’m sharing it with you. And it has to do with gravity, the fabric of space-time, and dark matter.

So, first, imagine you put a bowling ball on…


You might have noticed a bunch of news coming out recently about revised climate scenarios and the world being more screwed than we originally thought it was. Why is that all coming out now? Probably a lot of reasons, but one of the biggest is something called CMIP6.

WTF is CMIP6, You Say?

Several decades…


Life took an unexpected turn yesterday when I lost a really good job opportunity that I thought had been a sure thing.

It’s good, it’s bad, it’s good-and-bad. But, in the end, I think the universe was nudging me to the place where I really needed to be, and it’s…


None of the BIPOC people I know are shocked today, but every, single white person of privilege I know (including me) is shocked today.

What we’re seeing is a contrast of expectations.

The privileged (mostly) white people who form my social and professional orbit wanted (NEEDED, actually) this election to…


I had a challenging conversation with my 16-year-old son last night.

It’s all Denzel Washington’s fault. Or, more specifically, Denzel’s Christian-propoganda-disguised-as-post-apocalypse-thriller (but, nonetheless quite good) movie The Book of Eli’s fault.

The fact that I had to say “but, nonetheless quite good” tells you most of what you need to…


I’ve been asking the exact same interview question for 15 years. This gives me an absolutely enormous (say, 500–1000) sample size of answers to compare to and a decent idea of where the applicant pool has been going over time. …


Yesterday, in a fit of frustration, I tweeted this:

I was just venting, and quickly moved on with my day. But then, a few hours later, I was shocked to go back to Twitter and see the thing had been liked and retweeted a dozen times. I’m a pretty smalltime…

trcull

Tim Cull, founder of @pollen_io. Random rants about business and my life, plus some politics around election time. Aggressively moderate.

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