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 …

Watching the Flash with my son

My son and I have been watching the Flash on Netflix. It’s been a fun little bonding thing.  I love the show. Watching Barry Allen, and the people surrounding him evolve really delights me. And the ensemble of cast and crew gel very well.  We’ve made a pledge to not watch without the other, so Read More …

Keyboxes, Wild Goose Chases, and This Afternoon

In the Seattle area, we real estate agents use electronic keyboxes to access houses. Which means, when we list a home, someone needs to zip to the property and put one on. My team put a house on the market yesterday, and we really wanted to get the keybox on today. So, after getting copies Read More …