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Archives for January 2010

Without Sanctuary

This morning I was privileged enough to be given the opportunity to take a preview tour of the Without Sanctuary exhibit at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.  I was part of a group of about 10 people granted the opportunity to walk through the exhibit, share my feedback, and now tell […]

Voices – Patricia Ryan Madson

Not long ago I announced that I was going to spend a lot of time reading, studying, and cultivating my creativity in 2010.  As part of this, I put together a list of books about creativity that I plan to read this year.  One of the books I listed was Patricia Ryan Madson’s Improv Wisdom. […]

Knock, Knock, Knock!

When you hear that bang on the door of life, it is important to check it out. Sure there are a fair share of times when you pull the door open to find nobody on the porch, but every now and again something special is waiting on the other side of the door. Why am […]

Get Brainwashed

Whether through his books, his blog, his speeches, or his actions Seth Godin seems to constantly inspire, challenge, and motivate me.  Demonstrating this ability once again, Seth has written Brainwashed – a brief and brilliant manifesto about overcoming fear, rethinking work, and living life.  It is free to download, takes under 5 minutes to read, […]

Greater Taters

Saturday afternoon. Approved list in hand, dad (me) is off to the grocery to get the family some food for the week. Fruit – check. Milk – check. Bread – check. Ooo – look at that!  The product that will make dad the hero of dinner time to my wife and kids – Tater Tots […]

Snow Job

I heard a great story by Jeff Brady on NPR while on the way home yesterday.  It was about the work of two researchers from Dartmouth who found it odd that ski resorts seemed to report more snowfall than surrounding areas and and steeper increases in snow amounts on weekends.  They also found that resorts […]

Creativity

One of the things I resolve to do in 2010 is to devote substantial amounts of intentional effort towards the development of my creativity. I view creativity as a personal strength, and I think it makes sense to spend considerable time enhancing this asset.  Inspired by my friend Artie Isaac, I am going to engage […]

2010 by the Numbers

One of the best things I discovered in 2009 was Nike+. The ability of this tool to track and then present data about my running thoroughly captivates me.   It actually makes running interesting. How far? How fast? How often? How can I do better?  Every time I run, Nike+ is adding insight to all […]