TGIF Tomorrow

Five meetings in two and a half days is too many by any measure. Consensus says they’re a waste of time and achieve little. The most frustrating part of most meetings is the lack of direction, either because the agenda is poorly thought out or worse there is no agenda. “Every discussion in a meeting…

Outdoors or Indoors? My Preference is …

Do you prefer to be outdoors or indoors? The restorative effective of gardening supports my general well-being as well as providing time out to contemplate, or ruminate over, situations taking up head space. The benefits of being in the sun while being occupied with a creative activity has helped me to problem solve while digging,…

Optimistic I Am

Do you think you are more of an optimist or a pessimist? Winston Churchill defined an optimist as a person who sees the opportunity in every difficulty, instead of the difficulty in every opportunity. I am usually the first one to start looking for solutions and I have the ability to break the big problem…

In My Garden

Sacrificing the front lawn for pumpkins, cucumber, zucchini and squash seems like sacrilege.  It was a suggestion from a gardening guru in our local newspaper.  When people look at the house from the street it is the house front and the lawn as it slopes towards them that is either appealing or repelling.  The approach…

Happy 18th Birthday Suzie

We’ve known the family about eight or nine years when I worked with my friend in an industrial site office on the wrong side of the tracks.  Salubrious is not a word that comes to mind when I recall the office. Ken Duncan photographs were conspicuous because of the effort they made to lift the tone of…