Meet Heidi Pitre, Artist Extraordinaire…

As someone who can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, art and artists amaze me. I have mad respect for artists. Although I have been in and out of photography since I was a child, and into black and white night architectural photography and processing in Burlington for a few years, I don’t feel…

“Run {Harry}, Run!”

Its a rare thing for me to stay up to date with friends for over 20 years. Harry Pierson, formerly of Microsoft and now of Neo Global Development – Seattle is one of those people. Harry and I met when he worked for the Microsoft “field” organization in .NET Framework evangelism (thank you Harry and…

Take Me to the “River”…

Those of you who know me know I can be moody. I know, I know… but hey, get over it! But seriously, I often pair my moods with mood-appropriate music. Today is one of those days. So, I’m in a little bit of a funk today, feeling a bit lonely. And, when I feel like…

Friday Tips & Tricks… “Hey, You Got an Attitude?”

Years ago, when managing a team of Motorolans and my own personnel, I got into the habit of sharing little tips and tricks on Fridays. I’ve done them off and on depending on the job and team for twenty years or so. “Friday Tips & Tricks” have carried over to my new job. Some people…

“Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes”…

“Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the change, ch-ch-ch-changes…” David Bowie “Change is the only constant in life” Greek Philosopher Heraclitus, c. 500 BC Change… a loaded subject. Don’t we all hate change at some level? I mean, we generally like things the way they are. And if change is pushed upon us – in life, love,…

Scarcity or Abundance? You Choose…

I have long been a student of the polar concepts of scarcity and abundance. Many years ago, for many years, I was a partner in a software company with six other business partners. Mostly, the experience was great. But shortly after joining the firm, I realized it operated from a perspective of scarcity and fear….

Don’t Blink… Instead, Blinkist!

Lately, I’ve been enjoying an online reading service called The Blinkist. The Blinkist is a subscription service that summarizes books into “blinks” (I believe they have over 2,500 books summarized, and add almost 50 each month). “Blinks” are ten to fifteen minute written and audio summaries of non-fiction books. The titles I’ve read so far…

Connecting With Nature… One Fish at a Time!

Found an interesting blog today, Heather’s Real Life. Excellent post on quiet pastimes, or more succinctly, connecting with nature through fishing. I have always been drawn to the water, and have never lived very far from a babbling brook (as a kid, on our farm in New Jersey), roaring river, lovely lake (Lake Champlain in…

“Celebrating” Memorial Day…

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. For those readers who aren’t in or from the US, I realize you may also honor the memory of those lost in military service, some today, some on other days. According to Wikipedia, “Decoration Day“, or in modern times, “Memorial Day” has controversial origins. Some say Memorial…