I Could Tell You But Then I’d Have To Kill You

Several of us who attended my friend’s retirement from the Air Force last week remarked afterward that we learned more about his work in that 60 minute ceremony than any of us had gleaned over the previous 20 years, including–no joke–his wife.

I made several cautious inquiries about it during our infrequent visits over the years. They were all met with a response that was more “it’s not very interesting” than “I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you.” My friend’s a humble dude.

But it turns out he’s been working on cool stuff, like, space stuff. I’ve been hearing about things he’s working on in the news, I just didn’t know it.

What are you working on that nobody knows about? What cool project are you pursuing that’s not going to garner you any praise, or even recognition?

Maybe the things nobody knows about are the important things.