There is life without love…

Mary Oliver’s poems often provide a good kick in the pants. Love this one: WEST WIND #2 By Mary Oliver You are young. So you know everything. You leap into the boat and begin rowing. But listen to me. Without fanfare, without embarrassment, without any doubt, I talk directly to your soul. Listen to me. Lift the oars from […]

Zen desk, Zen mind?

Three years ago I read David Allen’s Getting Things Done and started applying it to my life. I used to take pride in my messy desk and my ability to (usually) find what I needed from the stacks of paper scattered about. Inspired by GTD, Merlin Mann’s 43 Folders, and Leo Babauta’s Zen Habits, I […]

John Wooden’s formula for winning

The NCAA basketball championship is Monday night and, appropriately, recently posted a 2001 TED Talk by legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. It’s appropriate because Wooden was the most successful NCAA tournament coach ever, winning ten national titles in twelve years. I’ve been a fan of Coach Wooden for a long time, though I […]

Article about my parents

Yesterday the Rome New-Tribune published an article my sister wrote about my parents’ business closing. She echoes many of the thoughts I expressed in my previous post. I’m sure my dad is getting a lot of calls from old friends and clients after this article appeared in the Sunday paper. (The photo of my parents […]