Before I started this blog and before my daughter started The Sound of Swarming, we managed and wrote a lot of material for a blog that focused on lifelong learning. I’ve been trolling through those posts and pulling out some that can be edited for this site. Last night, I stumbled on the post below.... Continue Reading →
As I mentioned when I wrote about my 360 review, I am not exactly skilled in the art of “avoiding saying things that won’t help.” I couldn’t give this example because I knew that my daughter was working on a blog post of her own to tell that story. She tells it better than I would. I hope you enjoy her post as much as I do,
Not Short on Mount Baker, Washington, 1998
In 1998, I traveled with my father to the beautiful state of Washington. We rented a car and put about 1,600 miles on it, visiting Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, Mount Baker National Forest, Whidbey Island, Grand Coulee Dam and a quirky little Western town called Winthrop, which had good candy and ice cream and VHS rentals of great classic movies like “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.” But I digress.
Amid these majestic settings, my Dad imparted to me many an important life lesson and one very hilariously unsuccessful compliment, the story of which he has finally authorized me to share. Allow me to introduce our characters:
A former resident of Seattle, motivated to show his 14-year-old daughter the natural wonders of his former home. He presents as
highly obsessively organized and armed with 25lbs of maps, itineraries and emergency supplies as this was his first…
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I started this blog three years ago this month with a post on influence that was inspired by some questionable “analysis” of my Klout score. That post attracted one lonely ‘Like’ (Thanks Marc) and the entire month of July 2011 saw just over 100 people visit this blog. That stood as a high-water mark for... Continue Reading →
I love most “there are two types of people” jokes. You can search the web for list after list of these. I would give you some links but joke lists have a tendency to go south. They either add annoying ads or they collect a bunch of raunchy or otherwise offensive jokes. So I’d rather... Continue Reading →
Back in May I wrote about purchasing a new band saw for my shop. The primary reason for selecting this particular saw was its resaw capacity. Resawing, in case you don’t want to revisit that post, is the process of slicing a board into two or more thinner boards. Resawing lets you make your own... Continue Reading →
As I mentioned Tuesday, this post is a little bit of an exercise for me. I don’t normally work with a lot of photos in one post, and I don’t think I’ve ever tried to describe a “destination” before. I’m not sure that The Windsor Locks Canal is much of a destination; I mean I... Continue Reading →
Waterfalls and Canals – Pt-1
One of the best things that has happened this year in terms of blogging was having been invited to join a small group of people to share ideas, encouragement and advice. I think that I am truly the lucky member of this bunch because I think I am the only one who isn’t working as a writer. I am in some impressive company and I will be sharing some of their work during the remainder of the summer as a way of mixing it up a bit.
Back in May, I had an idea for two or more of us to try to write complimentary posts. I decided that I was going to start by attempting to write a travel post like one written by Sharukh Bamboat titled “Must Visit Top 5 Waterfalls Near Mumbai.” Sharukh has several other travel posts, but I am particularly fond of waterfalls. I will be following this in a day or two with a post about a local Connecticut water attraction. I hope you enjoy Sharrukh’s post.
Tired after a long week of hectic work and stress? Well, monsoons have finally touched Mumbai and this time the clouds have been more merciful than before raining more than what we normally expect. While rains lead to flood and traffic jam problems during the weekdays it also offers a better way to relax and get back into action on weekends. Many Mumbaikars feel the need to just take a break from their hectic schedule and drive away not too far from the city into a place that can offer them lush greenery and icy cool waterfall where they can enjoy and have some great time with their family and friends. Here we take a look at the top 5 waterfalls near Mumbai that offer the best way to enjoy our weekend.
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Earlier this year, I participated in what is commonly known as a 360-Review. The concept is pretty straight forward; you are reviewed by your supervisors, your peers, the people who report to you and some people outside of your organization. I was dreading the experience until I had a better understanding of how the process... Continue Reading →
I follow Bob Vila on Twitter and there are a lot of days that he has a tip that is spot-on perfect. And then are days like this. “10 things to consider when buying a new couch.” Let’s just say I’m guessing Bob doesn’t have many pets. In 2010, we began a complete makeover of... Continue Reading →