Week in Review: March 8-15

Our attempt at making our own play dough

This is the second installment in my path to enlightenment via the Five Karate Moves to Success. Maybe enlightenment is overselling it a bit. This is just my review of the previous week, which highlights my attempts to follow the framework of the Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion show. This week I tried to […]

Week in review (March 1-7) : Five Karate Moves to Success

Still from Parks and Recreation Season 7 Episode 10 from NBC

A few weeks ago, Parks and Recreation dedicated an entire episode of its final season to Andy Dwyer’s cable network kids show, The Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show! If you don’t know what any of that means, it’s okay. Just know that a) Parks and Rec was great, and you should check it out at some […]

Money, Mastery, Meaning: What’s your compensation?

Fingers snapping in dark, Courtesy of Alicja Colon from Unsplash.com

I recently listened to an interview with Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise and author of A Pencil and a Promise, and among the many great details and stories he had about starting a successful nonprofit organization (or for-purpose as the kids are calling it these days), one thing rang particularly true to me. […]

Men at work: Whose work matters?

A solitary individual sweeping an empty parking lot. Courtesy of gratisography.com

Yesterday on my way into work I saw some utility workers doing something with a traffic signal. They had the cherry picker up, with one guy on top working with wires and such while a few below were looking on and talking, watching traffic. I know, I had the same thought too. Ha, ha, one […]

What helps your writing most: Qwerty vs Dvorak

Black Favorit Manual Typewriter Courtesy of Florian Klauer from Unsplash

In a podcast I was listening to recently, the guest was asked about the Dvorak keyboard and why he thought it was the only way to type (he’s a programmer). I have researched the Dvorak vs Qwerty layout in the past, but at the time, most recommendations were for getting an entirely new keyboard, and […]