Colorado Gives Day is coming up soon: December 6, 2016. This is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving at ColoradoGives.org. This site features more than 1800 nonprofits in the state and provides the means to find and select them by county, cause, name, keyword or zip… Continue reading Colorado Gives
We live in a busy world where we are rewarded for getting things done. Some things we do over and over again—eat, sleep, exercise, work, relax—and so we fall into habits to facilitate desired outcomes and avoid having to make the same decisions over and over again. And that usually works well for the routine… Continue reading Project Management is Simple (But not Easy)
“It’s what you do when you don’t have to do anything at all that makes you who your are when it’s too late to do anything about it.” I picked up that quote at a one day seminar more than 30 years ago, I think. The speaker flashed it up on a PowerPoint slide while he… Continue reading What To Do Next?
Are you literate? Maybe you, like many people today, are offended when asked that question? Of course I can read, do I look stupid? I’m reading your insulting post right now, aren’t I? While literacy once was taken to mean the ability to read (and write), in today’s world there is growing discussion of… Continue reading Modern Literacy
As I mentioned earlier, my goals for this blog are to continue to learn, to clarify my thinking about what I have already learned, to create value by sharing my thoughts and experiences, and to stimulate feedback or dialog for further learning. So I pan to create some posts as essays, loosely defined. I’ll state a thesis, provide arguments… Continue reading Essays
I haven’t posted in two weeks. I have been caught up in trying to organize my thoughts about this blog, to put some coherence into it, among other things. And it is the other things that have been the sticking point. Being classified as “retired” I have this sense that I should be able to… Continue reading Still Learning
“…in our society we have reading and math tests. And then, we have more reading and math tests. We all agree that math is important for reasons that have eluded me… So, now, I will make an even more ridiculous argument which will be ignored by most of the population. Reading doesn’t matter either.” Those… Continue reading Reading to Learn