Paper Airplanes

When I was in high school my AP Physics teacher held a paper airplane competition with several different categories; furthest distance, longest airtime, most acrobatic, etc.  I was pretty proud of myself that I won the longest airtime competition not because my airplane went really high and flew all around the room with a good […]

Skills Not Taught in School

When I was in middle school there was a “home economics” block of classes which everyone was forced to take: sewing, metal shop, wood shop, drafting, and a few others.  Granted that was a long time ago but I’m hoping that the home economics track has changed with the times.  When reading this article “Top 10 […]

Evaluating Jobs

Over the years I have been in a variety of positions in a variety of companies, sometimes very content, and other times ready for a change.  Over the years I have developed my own criteria for evaluating how good a job is and I have narrowed it down to 4 attributes: Location – How far/close […]

Overcoming Resistance to Change

“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -” ― Heraclitus Many people don’t like change, but if they have a voice in the change, they will be “bought in” and will be more accepting. This is important information for managers, but also for employees who find themselves trying to deal with change that they […]

2 Lifehackers

Lifehacker is one of the RSS feeds I review on a daily basis.  Most of the articles are pretty good, but today I found two which really hit home.  They reflect some of the philosophies I attempt to follow in my life, How to be happy and how to overcome negative feelings.

Deathbed Regrets

Interesting article about the regrets people have had on their deathbeds; I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings. I wish I had stayed in touch […]

Starting Surfing

After years of wanting to learn to surf, I finally got a cheap board, JC bought me a new wetsuit and we went out today.  We were only in the water for about 45 minutes but I’m super sore.  I was able to stand up a few times.  I realized that the board I bought […]

Relaxed working

Because of contract reasons, I’ve been taking some time off, no I didn’t get laid off. It’s been VERY nice, being able to wake up when I want (after the wife leaves early in the morning), answer a few emails, do some stretching, go for a brisk walk, have a late breakfast and then get […]