Best Blogs 7 November 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the power of work in life from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career. Every week our theme emerges organically and this edition … Continue reading Best Blogs 7 November 2014

Early Morn

Find your peace.It's no secret we all struggle with life's challenges sometimes. Job success, financial demands, romantic woes, illness in ourselves and loved ones. Life indeed, can be a bitch.And yet, hope does spring eternal.Who knows where the eternal optimism springs from, and yet it does, even as we have to recreate ourselves yet again … Continue reading Early Morn


We had a close call this morning.Longtime readers know about Chewy the Karma Dog, and The Hux, our two year-old shorthair who is a complete trip.But I write less often about Elvie or Elf just becuase she's a little quiter, a little more serene and frankly doesn't like to be bothered much. But today is … Continue reading Elf

Chop Wood

There's an old saying that goes, chop wood, carry water.It's meant to remind us of the importance of mindfulness in everything we do, not just the spiritually enlightened activities. Putting mindfulness into the mundane activities - brushing your teeth for example - immediately renders them no longer mundane but an important part of an overall … Continue reading Chop Wood

Gong Show

Bang a gong.There's a gong on my next door neighbor's back porch. Why? Because this is Austin and we do stuff like that.Anyway, the point is it's been mostly silent, or at least it has been to me. Maybe that's the challenge. You see, gongs are considered good luck in China and hence with me. … Continue reading Gong Show

100 Days

Do you have a minute? Seems like just the other day we were enjoying the heat of summer and now fall arrives... Wait a minute; I live in Austin - it was hot the other day! That however, is not the point. We now have less than 100 days left in 2014 which not so … Continue reading 100 Days

The Rules

Some things should never be overlooked.We talk a lot about the rules for good living. Getting eight hours of sleep and eight glasses of water. Eat lots of fiber and veggies, watch out for that red meat. Exercise 30 min a day. All of these can help us live a healthier life.There's another rule that … Continue reading The Rules

Mrs Dunn & Me

Its elementary my dear.Today in an attempt to increase information security recovering forgotten passwords is a function of memory.First childhood friend? City parents met in? Favorite teacher?Thankfully I can remember the last one so thus far have not been locked out of the internet age.Mrs Dunn was my third grade teacher. She was not in … Continue reading Mrs Dunn & Me

Be Still My Heart

Will you be my Valentine?Valentine's history is a bit murky with at least three different saints using the name involved in promoting and supporting the course of love. Celebrating Valentine's acts goes back in some form for almost 2,000 years.This guy's been around.And although silly to confine romanticism to one day, it's still one one … Continue reading Be Still My Heart

Career Counsel

I don't know what they do with their lives. Bob Dylan sang these words in his quiet masterpiece, Tangled Up in Blue. How do people end up with the careers they have?. A Fairy Tale As I entered the workforce - when we still had rotary phones, full-service gas stations and black and white TV … Continue reading Career Counsel