November 2019

November 30, 2019

When you let go

It’s been a while since I’ve done any drawing. Feeling that call again and this is what came out. Actually, it was the research I was doing on learning experience design and it’s intersection with design thinking and visual thinking that got me in the mood again. And all of...

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November 28, 2019

A stroll down memory lane

I’m not sure what possessed me to Google Map search my childhood home (one of them anyway, and probably the most formative one). From the map, it looks like the place is abandoned now. It is an old army base where the enlisted families lived. There are no cars in...

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November 27, 2019

Books do make a room

My friend and fellow #BlogPals19 blogger, Cathy explored the topic of physical books vs electronic books, which I thought was interesting. The Kindle has been the best thing and the most dangerous thing for me. I love books. In fact, you might say I’m addicted to books. I have to...

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November 26, 2019

Up next

It’s been a long old slog of a day, so much so that it feels like tomorrow should be Thursday. I’ve crammed so much into the last couple of days, I’m sure I must have somehow squeezed in an extra day. But anyway, I’m sure that’s the story of everyone’s...

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November 25, 2019

Reason for being

I blow hot and cold when it comes to the idea of having one true purpose in a life. Sometimes I think we all have an individual purpose that we must discover and once we discover it would can truly reach our potential and be happy, if not content. Other...

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November 24, 2019

Life in juxtaposition

What’s been good about this 30-day challenge is that it has forced me to be still for a few minutes and contribute to my own blog, which is in effect, contributing to my story. What do I mean by that? Let’s face it I’m not writing earth-shattering posts. I’m not...

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November 23, 2019

Everybody knows the world is flat

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.  Alan Cohen I enjoy challenging my clients to question their thinking. We...

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November 22, 2019

I think we’re alone now

It’s Friday. It’s raining. But we can still have fun. And even though it’s not quite beer-o’clock yet, I’m going to share with you my musical guilty pleasures! via GIPHY I’m almost afraid to admit this one… Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now  Katy Perry – I Kissed a...

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November 21, 2019

Break bread

I chipped a tooth today eating a mint. That sucks! But life goes on. I was going to double-dip and cross-post from my Havana Cafe Sessions podcast, which goes out today (Episode #145: Cultivating your life using design thinking). But I made this cool cooking video and felt compelled to...

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November 20, 2019

No more answers will be forthcoming

I’ll tell you this, no eternal reward awaits you for wasting the dawn. You have to do what you set out to do. It bothers me that so many of the people in my life think it’s ok to waste time. I know what you’re thinking, me sitting here in...

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November 19, 2019

On repeat

I had such fun with yesterday’s list post, and I learned so more about my friend Cathy and her hopes, that I thought I’d do another. This time list the movies you watch over and over again and why. Here’s my list, in no particular order: It’s a Wonderful Life...

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November 18, 2019

I hope…

Write 10 lines, each starting with the words, I hope… I hope the Zombie Apocalypse starts soon; humanity needs saving. I hope tomorrow is a better day than today. I hope my knee gets better. I hope someday to see my name 10 feet high and luminous green. I hope...

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November 16, 2019

Beware of geeks bearing gifts

I’ve been in all out geek mode since about 5AM. I watched a load of Youtube videos on code editors. I’m on a mission to increase my HTML 5 and CSS coding knowledge and skills. I know some basic HTML already, but not nearly enough to be dangerous. I wanted...

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November 15, 2019

I could have wandered on

I’ve been threatening to publish another poetry chapbook for at least a year now. I have a completed manuscript, just haven’t gotten around to editing it. I think what has been holding me back, is that I want to do something different with it in terms of format and form....

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November 14, 2019

Blogging is cool

Blogging is cool, isn’t it? I’ve enjoyed reading your blog posts each day, and getting a glimpse into your inner worlds and getting to see the world through your eyes. I’ve traveled to different parts of the world through your blogs and pictures. I’ve seen the past. Got glimpses of...

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November 13, 2019

Ready to set the world on fire

I was born as the counterculture revolution of the 1960s was peaking. Although I was too young to be an active participant in the revolution, I was old enough to remember and be shaped by the ideas and principles people like my parents held. I can remember my mom and...

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November 12, 2019

Sometimes we get lost

1 Getting into the world of work in a career you want is a hard slog. We churn kids out of education as if it was still the days of the industrial revolution where they graduated and then went to take their place next to their parents in the factory....

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