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13 Sep 2017

It has been a great number of weeks and then Irma Hit

By | September 13, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A quick update: A busy number of weeks and then Hurricane Irma hits us. Power and internet throughout the storm. Then a loss of Internet on Monday. Working at coffee shops and people who have internet. A trip to Utrecht in the Netherlands. They certainly do to things differently from us. The last couple of [...]

14 Jun 2017

Baby Feinting Goats Attack Your Productivity.

By | June 14, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Image http://abcnews.go.com/US/fainting-goats-dogs-people/story?id=33040174 2 Minutes to foil their cuteness. “It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” Mis-attributed to Mark Twain. Addiction to click baiting is what is happening to your productivity. You and I (Being honest, I deal with this on a daily basis) are searching for real bits information. We find [...]

5 Jun 2017

Victory! While Using Research!

By | June 5, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Last week I spent time at Apex Theatre Studio assisting with their summer camp week dedicated to Superheroes, comic and staged combat. I have the fun role of Occupational Superhero Consultant. What is that you ask? The idea of this week’s camp is to allow young campers through the art of comic book story telling, [...]

22 May 2017

Current Popular Magazines on your Tablet – For Free

By | May 22, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Were you aware that many library’s in the US now have access to digital access to the most popular magazine for patrons to download to read?  For Free? There is a catch? It is a simple catch. You need to have a library card and a tablet. It’s that simple. Libraries across the country are embracing [...]

8 May 2017

Spazhouse Research Project: Why live in Riverside-Avondale?

By | May 8, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In 2010 Riverside-Avondale was named one of the top ten neighborhoods to live in the US. But, I have been wondering a lot longer over the years of why is our area of Riverside Avondale is so vibrant. So, I have decided after so long of pondering the why question about my neighborhood, I have decided to [...]

25 Apr 2017

3D – Real Social Media in My Life

By | April 25, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

I Love Gatherings — Photo by Rox We watch as busy attorney, Tracy mashing her iPhone into her shoulder and ear talking non stop while attempting to fill her cup full of liquid caffeine to go. “Send the reports and I will sign them,” she says into the phone. We make eye contact. I nod. She is in [...]

6 Apr 2017

Multitasking, the Slippery Slope

By | April 6, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

“Do you want me to rush the rush job I am rushing now, or rush the rush job you wanted me to rush, before I rush the rush job I’m rushing now, or rush the rush job I was rushing before. Yesterday, I posted the above quote in Mike Strum’s excellent article on “Single Tasking, [...]

22 Feb 2017

Unsolicited Rejection (Letter)

By | February 22, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dear Ms. Henkle, Thank you for your interest and submission to work for CrossGen Comics. However, your submission to our company is not the style CrossGen is pursuing at the time. Good luck with all your future endeavors, CrossGen Comics Dear CrossGen Comics, Thank you kindly for the rejection letter. I am amused and puzzled as [...]

31 Jan 2017

The Thank You Note – Communication Made physical

By | January 31, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue. William Bennett (1943-) In these days of the instant message, Twitter, email and Facebook, there are those of us who still value the handwritten letter or note. The handwritten note has tremendous value over the simple emoji used in an instant message.  To [...]

25 Jan 2017

Do You feel Lucky? Never Underestimate luck in your life

By | January 25, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I enjoy reading the magazine Nautilus. Their monthly issue stories are thematic. This month's articles are all about Luck. There is an excellently good article about not taking luck for granted.  The article titled "Don't Tell your Friends Their are Lucky" written by Bob Henderson focuses on the chances and incidents that occur in our lives [...]