Feeling Hopeful

My son just introduced me to this video by the British group “Bars and Melody“: Hopeful. The guys sing/rap quite well, but I find the anti-bullying message of this song powerful. It looks like this is a key part of their identity, which I fully support. Now, it’s important to note, this video is from Read More …

The Lies of Impostor Syndrome

I love this one by Jorge Cham of PhD comics. Reminds me of all the times that I’ve had anxiety attacks when asked to push outside of my boundaries. So, a few things to remember: Prof. Jones has plenty invested in the success of his students/team. And a good leader will see things in you Read More …

Oh, YouTube Red, so close, yet so far

I’ve been hoping for YouTube to make upgrading to Red family plans easier for a few months. Imagine my delight to read this, then:   So I scurried over and clicked the “Upgrade Now” button, and…well…nope: I thought myself so clever, setting up my family on a Google Apps “Standard Edition” (ancient predecessor for G Read More …

The Cure’s “A Forest” and the Evolution of a Band

I’ve heard this song countless times. Today, Youtube popped this up in the recommended list and I happily listened. Seeing other versions in the sidebar from 1979, 1981, and 1992 made me wonder about how different each one sounded. I enjoyed witnessing the evolution of Robert Smith’s personal style as well. Below is the 1979 version, which Read More …

Summer’s Moving To Fall

Summer’s moving to fall Teachers brewing coffee Preparing classrooms My wife awake before me, coffee ground, french press timed. Classroom preparations, lesson planning and coordination, so much effort this last week before school starts back up.  Forget the thermometer, this shows the season’s change. 

An Element Of Efficiency: Slowing Down To Speed Up

With all the work I’ve done studying organization and productivity systems, a common element: taking time to thoughtfully consider actions. In today’s day-and-age, it’s easy to get caught up in stimulus:response, on reactive reactions. Or, as the adage goes, “running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off”. Taking time to: Determine the scope Read More …

Seth Godin’s: The Toxic Antidote To Goodwill

I’ve long admired Seth Godin’s writings and blog posts. Today’s post got me thinking, since it covers situations I’ve needed to respond to, and on many different sides. The toxic antidote to goodwill Seth points out: “Anyone who has done the math will tell you that word of mouth is the most efficient way to Read More …

Food for Thought: Anil Dash’s “The Year I Didn’t Retweet Men”

I’d forgotten about Anil’s post to Medium a “little ways back”, so I was able to look with fresh eyes. “The Year I Didn’t Retweet Men” I really appreciate his efforts to amplify responsibly. And have tried, over the years, to take the same idea to heart. I may not have Anil’s reach, but I Read More …