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30 Nov 2016

My Commute

By | November 30, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We all need to find away to get to work. However you get to work, there is a commute. For me, I spent the last thirty years on a bike in all forms of weather, heat, rain and even snow. Fenders keep your back and bike clean. I, like many people the world over gird [...]

14 Nov 2016

Cost vs Value: Venturing out of your home office for coffee

By | November 14, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. Albert Einstein “Do you know how much it cost me to come here and meet you for coffee?” I overheard the above statement at my field office of Spazhouse, Intuitive Research, housed in a lovely coffee shop near my [...]

8 Nov 2016

It’s called listening for a reason.

By | November 8, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? George Eliot A client emailed me and needed a copies from a project I just completed for them, something very simple. Quick copies on my list and I could personally drop it off and finish my day. At the doorstep [...]

3 Nov 2016

Magic of problem solving with a small crowd.

By | November 3, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

I live in the kind of  neighborhood where you can discard your unwanted furniture, and excess, those stressful reminders that you have too much to the street. Magically, those items you no longer need are whisked away, gone. A an amazing magic trick. Sometimes, however, you will encounter people who need your stuff. This is a stark reminder that [...]

14 Oct 2016

Dear young 21-year old person (2008) or your future self, (2016),

By | October 14, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

Dear young 21-year old person (2008) or your future self, (2016), I hope you are well. I can only wish that your life, whatever year your life of your 21st birthday occurred is bringing you the blessings of a career you love. I hope no catastrophe or ill health has plagued you. I am writing [...]

11 Oct 2016

The Quick Descent into Complaining

By | October 11, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

We dodged a cannonball. I live in Jacksonville, Florida, we had been under the threat of Hurricane Matthew for a number of days. A very large and potentially horrendous storm that could have been disastrous if it moved to the west just a number of miles. Normal lives stopped and everyone when into survival mode. [...]

6 Oct 2016

October, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

By | October 6, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

October is our busy and favorite time of the year. Our main project is to assist www.needcoffee.com and their 32 Days of Halloween programming, articles and updates for Halloween goodness. This time of the year holds the most magic. Autumn leaves bursting into color as if they were on fire, then diminish, the desiccated leaves [...]

3 Oct 2016

I am Rewiring my Brain in my 50s

By | October 3, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

“What’s this Font?” My co-worker held up a battered bit of printing. With a piercing glance and no hesitation, I replied, “Caslon.” My co-worker rifled through a font book and announced, “You’re right.” I knew this because, I built up in my head a vast library of fonts and layout designs over the course of [...]

29 Sep 2016

Computers; Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.

By | September 29, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Through the Lens - Spazhouse's look at the past and and its effect on us today. In the Past Computers, Can’t live with them. Today, can’t living without them. For movie fans the film “Desk Set” with Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy is a marvel. The witty banter, the ease at which the costars connect. The [...]

22 Sep 2016

Knowledge, Wisdom, and Reverence

By | September 22, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Bill Simpler, Spazhouse Analyst and Consultant On the heels of my research into the canonization of Mother Teresa I  continued to examine the concept of saints and sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church.  At the same time Roxanne and web designer deity, Caryl Butterley (www.caryl.butterley.net) were developing this website (the new home of Spazhouse, LLC - Intuitive Research) and I [...]