Your Best Work Isn’t “Nothing”

As you may have noticed, I think very highly of Seth Godin. This blog post gave words to an idea I’ve been considering: Money for nothing Seth says “…your best work isn’t nothing…”. I adore that! A reminder that our work is valuable, that our lives have worth. Seeking shortcuts to accomplishment not only shortchanges the Read More …

“…my mother died. I was with her. She is with me”

My mother died when I was 15. The impact lingers to this day. So this piece by Masaru Goto struck me deeply: “…my mother died. I was with her. She is with me” I love the intersection of poetry and photography. I want to explore that myself. A powerfully moving project.  

Making The World Better: Thinking Positively

Currently, I find it challenging to deal with all the world’s negativity. Power, control and cache get granted to those who “pwn” the strongest. We relish the putting down, degradation and humiliation of those we deem “enemy” or other. Long ago, I committed to living life the opposite way. Seeking ways to build up my Read More …

Thinking about my place in the blogosphere

I’ve been exploring my work as a blogger. Remarkably unfocused, but I’ve had s lot of fun. For several years I was the blogger in residence for a real estate team. Otherwise, it’s been about fun. Lately I’m hearing from folks who’ve managed to make their living blogging or vlogging. And that’s a vision that 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 …

The Need To Write

Part of my brain is itching to write. Usually, there’s something to be said, though. “Oh, I need to blog about this…” coming flowing into my head. Today, though, there’s just a need to write, to type. Oddly, I’ve spent all day in front of a keyboard, so why spending more time in front of Read More …

Reflections on the day 

I’ve been thoughtful today. Yesterday a friend had a “small” stroke. He’s not much older than me, so there’s that sobering element. I’m thinking about the fragility of life, and similar things. And I’m grateful that “small” seems to be accurate.  Greg is known by many as Papa Greg. Partly for his wisdom, partly because Read More …

I Wanna Go Back by Eddie Money and Looking At Change

Perhaps it’s the planning for my son to start high-school, perhaps it’s just hitting the 50s, actually add this to all the other changes going on in my life right now and this song has been speaking to me. It’s been one of my favorite 80s tunes since it hit the airwaves way-the-heck-back-in-the-day.  Yet it’s Read More …