Oxford Dictionary’s Word(s) of the Year

Every year since 2004, Oxford Dictionary has announced its choice for Word of the Year. According to Wikipedia, the Word of the Year need not have been coined within the past twelve months but it does need to have become prominent or notable during that time. There is no guarantee that the Word of the … Continue reading Oxford Dictionary’s Word(s) of the Year

Little kids shouldn’t have a monopoly on laughing

In this week’s Pinkcast, Dan looks at the lack of humor in our life as we get older. Research has shown that there are many benefits to humor and laughter but the problem is there’s not much laughter in the world of business. The chart above shows laughter dropping off just about the time we … Continue reading Little kids shouldn’t have a monopoly on laughing

Music Monday: Songs for Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving week and what better way to celebrate Music Monday than by sharing a couple of Thanksgiving related songs. First a little humor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gkmpd3Xp2GM And this Johnny Cash classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egIB7tYW80M Happy Thanksgiving week!

LEGOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have written about Legos before, and I consider them the best toy of all time. And I’m sure we’ve all seen elaborate constructions built completely from Legos. But the story I just read on NPR about a 12-year-old boy who builds German football stadiums using Legos added another twist to the awesomeness of these … Continue reading LEGOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to Seth, I learned a new word that (almost) describes what I do every day

Qarrtsiluni. That was the title of Seth Godin’s blog post today. Here’s the full post: This is the Inuit word for “sitting together in the darkness, quietly, waiting for something creative or important to occur.” Of course, this works. The only difficult part is doing it. We’re buzzy people, inundated with noise, using it to hide … Continue reading Thanks to Seth, I learned a new word that (almost) describes what I do every day

Maybe this is the sign I’ve been waiting for

Every Friday, venture capitalist Fred Wilson features a recent Kickstarter project that he just contributed towards. Today’s featured project was Remotely, remote meeting cards that provide meeting goers and leaders with the tools to communicate effectively, connect with others, and have fun. Here’s the video showing Remotely in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZIqpymoJZ0 Here’s the story behind Remotely, … Continue reading Maybe this is the sign I’ve been waiting for

I wish I could blame it on the drugs

But these were all conscious choices. Adam 12. The Munsters. King of queens (a personal favorite) Everybody loves Raymond. Seinfeld. Leave it to beaver. The Andy Griffith show. Friends. Total Gym infomercial. that’s a glimpse of what I’ve been doing in the two days since my surgery. i guess I just wanted some laughs and … Continue reading I wish I could blame it on the drugs

Happy 35th anniversary!

Our oldest son reminded us that today is the 35th anniversary of the our family’s favorite comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes. He even sent us the first strip from November 18, 1985 in his text message which is shown below: I then went back through my old blog posts and I discovered that I also … Continue reading Happy 35th anniversary!

Is your day sprinkled with time confetti?

Most people think of confetti as associated with some sort of celebration like a parade or wedding. That is not the case with time confetti, a coin termed by Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, to describe all the small scraps of free time she experienced in a … Continue reading Is your day sprinkled with time confetti?

Music Monday: Gangstagrass – Band Fuses Rap and Bluegrass

I was watching a football game yesterday and a commercial came on for Sagamore Spirit, a rye whiskey. But it wasn’t  the whiskey that caught my attention, it was the music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNI5ms0kwwM Gangstagrass is a group of musicians in New York City, most known for the theme song of the FX television show Justified. The group … Continue reading Music Monday: Gangstagrass – Band Fuses Rap and Bluegrass