Last weekend, we were discussing what meals to have this week. Lori is at school in the evenings, so we need to coordinate and plan a bit more than usual at present. “Oh, we should have Mexican for Cinco de … Continue reading A Day Late For Cinco De Mayo.
This week, Jim Steinman died. He is the genius behind Meat Loaf, and all that overwrought, operatic rock craziness with the really long song titles – like You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Nights). The … Continue reading Bat Out Of Hell.
One of the kids turned 13 this week, we have a teenager in the house. The eye rolling and general disdain for anything we have to offer has been present for quite some time, so some of the shock has … Continue reading Teen Spirit
I wrote 52 weeks of COVID Diaries. It is time to retire it, as I did the Cannabis Diaries last year. It has me thinking about what normal means. We can deal with different types of normalcy. Normal now means … Continue reading COVID Diaries: A Year.
I have never thought about myself as a CEO-type. Self-reflectively, I would like to say that is because I am not a psychopath / sociopath. [1% of humanity is born a genetic psychopath; 20% of corporate CEOs appear to be … Continue reading Maybe One Day I’ll Be CEO #IWD2021
We have been raising an Assistance dog for the last 2 years; and to be honest, it has been hard work. Not just the commitment to 100% adherence to the rules of training engagement. But also, our dog’s inability to … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 51: Living Your Best Life.
Our dog was at a sitter this week to give her some different experiences with difference handlers. Consequently, being back at work this week, I didn’t need to go out of the house at all. So I didn’t. I had … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 43: What’s The Weather Like?
This is optimistic Jonathan writing. COVID provides us with constraints. We can lean in to those constraints, and thereby realign perspective. We can drive breakthrough. I have been watching / listening to NPR’s Tiny Desk series – a brilliant reimagining … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 42: Constraint.
This series has been easy to execute because of the hard graft I have put into my practice over the last decade plus. Many of the episodes write themselves because I wear the experiences on my sleeve and deep within my … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 99: SMASH THE LIKE BUTTON!
We are working from home. We can crash out of bed and on to a zoom meeting in our sweats (at least, that is what I understand from watching #workTikTok.) I used to have a view from work over various … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 37: Work View.
A flâneur is defined as: the person of leisure, the idler, the urban explorer, the connoisseur of the street. What strikes me is how apropos is the flâneur’s approach to the world in the here and now. Observant, immersed, knowledgeable and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 97: Flâneur.
You, in your enthusiasm and wide-eyed excitement, have a “What if…” moment and explain your idea to your leader. “What a novel idea!” comes the agnostic reply. You know that idea is in trouble, or that you work for the … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 96: How Novel!