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: Here’s the story behind Remotely, … Continue reading Maybe this is the sign I’ve been waiting for

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?

Much ado about nothing

It was literally over in 10 seconds. I have surgery scheduled for this coming Tuesday and as part of the process I have to get a Covid test. After a few administrative hiccups I was finally able to make an appointment a couple of days ago for a drive-through test this morning. I have to … Continue reading Much ado about nothing

To plan or not to plan?

Many of Dan Ariely’s recent columns have focused on COVID-19 issues and his current one is no exception. Here’s a question a reader posed: Dear Dan, The holidays are right around the corner, but I’ve been hesitating to make plans to visit family or host a party. The changing Covid-19 situation means that any plan … Continue reading To plan or not to plan?

Thank You!

I just want to express my gratitude for all the well wishes I received regarding my two broken wrists. While I am not in much pain, it is quite inconvenient. I never realized how much I take my hands for granted. My wife and son have been incredibly helpful. A couple of people wondered if … Continue reading Thank You!

It took 63 years but I finally broke my first bone(s)

It's ironic that I just wrote a post a couple days ago about how exercise may not be helpful (at least for losing weight). And now I have discovered another problem with exercise. Apparently, sometimes you can not trust the equipment. Today my son Pat and I were working out using exercise tubes and during … Continue reading It took 63 years but I finally broke my first bone(s)

At Least I Learned a Few Things from the Drawn-Out Election

While I spent way too much time the past few days checking CNN, 538, Fox News, and Twitter for updates about the results of the election, I did learn a few civic-related things along the way. First, I don't think I'll ever forget that a Presidential candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the election. … Continue reading At Least I Learned a Few Things from the Drawn-Out Election