Higher Octane – How Much More

One of my goals at work is to make issues or instructions obvious to others.  I am learning a new program that allows me to produce better, more interactive graphs to make some of the data we have speak to us.  When the numbers are made visual, real problems or real winners stand out.  WhenContinue reading “Higher Octane – How Much More”

Windows Open All Year Long

My nightmares usually fall into these three groups:  I’m late for class and don’t have what I need when I get there, I’m running from a large animal, or I’m delivering the newspaper.  The actual paper route I had for two different periods totaled about eight years, and it made an indelible mark on myContinue reading “Windows Open All Year Long”

Sweet Home Bass Section

The only instrument I ever played “successfully” was the handbell.  As I acknowledge that many of us immediately think of the hilarious SNL “cowbell” skit, I must redirect all of us to think about the Christmas tune, “Carol of the Bells.”  This may have been the most challenging piece in which I ever participated.  HandbellContinue reading “Sweet Home Bass Section”

Dov’è il mio Spazzolino?

Or in English, “Where is my toothbrush?”  You may have been able to translate my title from Italian, and if so, I applaud you.  Why am I blogging about the Italian language?  And why the toothbrush?  Read on. I’m about a month away from a 500-day streak on Duolingo’s Italian course.  500 is my goal,Continue reading “Dov’è il mio Spazzolino?”

Sleep Like a Baby?

Sleeping babies, in my humble opinion, are designed to be so cute that we adults will work hard not to disturb them.  Peaceful sleep – sleep that they obviously need, and that is clearly helping them digest and feed the inner workings of their newly developing bodies — is critical for young life.  We usedContinue reading “Sleep Like a Baby?”