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…

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…

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…

Taco Tuesday! (Well, Really Taco Sunday, But You Get the Drift)…

OK, I lied… its not Taco Tuesday, but that sounds better than Taco Sunday, doesn’t it? While foraging today I realized I missed breakfast, and at lunchtime I was powerful hungry. What to do, methinks? Then it hit me… piping hot, fresh tacos! For many years, my family and I have frequented the red taco…

Shouldn’t We All be Locavores?

Are you familiar with the term “locavore”? From dictionary.com: loh-kuh-vawr a person who makes an effort to eat food that is grown, raised, or produced locally, usually within 100 miles of home. I think this is a great definition, and a great practice. While some definitions indicate a diet solely made up of local items…