Monthly Archives: May 2016

RIP Raccoon

Found a dead raccoon on our property today. Picked it up with a snow shovel and tossed into the ditch next to the road. Maggots and flies and ants and birds of prey will dispose of it. The parts of … Continue reading

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Be sure and don’t miss these 4 ways to waste words

When I was a kid, my friend Paul and I would joke about how one should not waste exclamation points or question marks by using more than one. As conservation minded as I’ve been when it comes to punctuation, I … Continue reading

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This tree

Having a picnic. Laying on my back staring up at this tree. This tree has no idea that it’s Sunday. Sundays, even family Sundays like today, feel different. Conditioning I guess. Can’t stay up late. Must finish weekend chores. This … Continue reading

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The First Time

Or… Doing a remote segment with a live audience… How often do you get to do something for the first time? Lately I seem to be finding these opportunities a lot. Talk about starting before you’re ready (Seth Godin’s advice). … Continue reading

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It’s still about relationships

I am borrowing from Agile Software Development concepts on my non-software consulting gig. These concepts also pop up in Lean and Six Sigma. I’ve started using the catch-all “innovative project management approaches” phrase. Some elements of the concept: Get usable … Continue reading

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Careful what you ask for

As we prepare for the US presidential general election, how about we contemplate some of the debates we’ve had over the past decade or two. How much power do we want the US president to have? When the congress is … Continue reading

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4 reasons for a non-catholic to love Catholic rituals

Culture and Spirituality. Two things that I value even though I am not culturally or spiritually Catholic. Our second born had her First Communion today. For the non-catholic among you, that’s a ritual in the Catholic faith. One of several … Continue reading

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