Thought of the day

What’s done is done. Lesson learned, move forward. I have a tendency to obsess over things where I was less than perfect. It’s rather destructive. I’m learning to simply say “I can’t undo the past” and move along. Learning…not there yet. Going forward. Feels like more of a challenge than it should be. I guess that Read More …

Thoughts about Amazon and Seattle 

Back in the mid-90s I worked a short project at Amazon.  The gist of it: assembling work stations in a new call center.  It was a unique place to be. Most striking: this guy who had his corgi at the office. About once an hour, he would throw a ball down the hallway. The dog Read More …

Rebooting a Samsung S7

My phone froze earlier today (black screen, no activity), and several of my default fixes didn’t do diddly-squat. I googled it and found several options. Most of them didn’t do anything. Don’t know if that was due to some model differences (Verizon vs ATT, for instance), or something else. Anyway, what finally worked was this simple Read More …

Your Monday Positive Message

This is an easy trap to fall into. For me, at least, when I deny my mistakes, they haunt my dreams, pushing me towards facing and accepting them. It’s sometimes painful and almost always challenging. But, always, it’s worth it. It’s already a busy week in Seattle area real estate, this morning flew by. Check out my Read More …

Halloween Comes To Lynnwood

Ah, a lovely Saturday in Lynnwood! Nary a cloud, and rather warm. Besides the basic logistical efforts of weekend life (laundry, decluttering, groceries…), today was the day to costume shop. Well, for the kid, who’s losing his kid-like qualities quickly. We made our way to Lynnwood’s Spirit Halloween. Even as I’m walking in, I can Read More …

The glory of special snowflakes

​I’ve heard the idea that “we’re all special snowflakes” used derisively. I take issue with that, yet also get the concern.  Acknowledging uniqueness often gets mistaken for privilege. That we’re supposed to bend rules, expect exceptions. Because of our wonderful uniqueness. I see something quite different.  EVERYONE is unique and wonderful made. There’s no privilege Read More …