Eso Depende

Depende. Years ago I learned to scuba dive in Cozumel. In many ways it was the trip of a lifetime. One of the most memorable elements to me however was the sanguine response of my scuba instructor every time I asked a question. "Depende," he would respond rarely ever changing his demeanor. At the time … Continue reading Eso Depende

The Value Quotient

Take a deep breath. An advantage of being an elder presence in the workforce (and I assure you there are many) is that I carry with me a long canon of previous experience and can get past many things if not all with some set of ease if not a sense of déjà vu. Haven't … Continue reading The Value Quotient

Focus

Do you like to hike? Hiking is one of those things (much like golf) that you can do for your entire life, and it keeps you out in the fresh air. If there's a cool stream near by so much the better. I like it. Hiking requires a certain perspective and a little thought. Yes, … Continue reading Focus

Repair Shop

Can you drop it off? Recently one of my tires (tyres for my UK friends) developed a slow leak. As cars go regular maintenance is the key. As a prototypical American boy of my generation (unlike Millenials) I loved the freedom of four wheels and a set of keys but that freedom can be tempered by … Continue reading Repair Shop

What Matters Most

Be careful. Not long ago I got into a disagreement with my good friend Katarzyna. Actually it wasn't really a disagreement: I was just an idiot. At some point I had enough sense to reach out and apologize and, luckily for me, she has enough grace to accept that and forgive me. So it goes. … Continue reading What Matters Most

Two Men

Its a hot June afternoon. For sun devils like myself it can never be too hot. Yet I have an advantage: as someone who works from home I can step inside whenever its too warm and as I toil away I seldom wear more than shorts and a t-shirt. I can adapt. Moments ago a … Continue reading Two Men

Soap

Dream big. Not long ago we were shopping for a few odds and ends. She needed a special soft soap - aroma Nag Champa - made by a small local manufacturer. It wasn't in the organic section of the big store we were in so we thought we'd pick it up later. Being the thoughtful … Continue reading Soap