How’s the schedule doing?

Ok, so I tend to jump on an idea and not think it through completely. Is that better or worse than taking too much time to think? Huh. Anyway … Things are going fine so far, although I did quickly realize that scheduling has to be more flexible than I…

Dealing with blog overload

As I sit here, I have tabs open to edit posts for seven different blogs. Seven. Oh, and I have a few more that I’m just not trying to guilt myself into working on at the moment. At least three active, a couple dead and probably a few others I’ve…

Ooh – shiny! Avoiding the distraction of new

Oh, like I’m really one to talk about this subject. I have yet to actually learn how to avoid the “ooh – shiny” syndrome. New projects, topics, issues all spark that engine that runs my hamster wheel. And we’re off and running, leaving whatever I was working on behind. Now,…

Small changes reap the biggest rewards

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” 
– Leo Tolstoy Change. I think about it a lot. I griped about it related to our local TED event last year. I struggle with it daily. I want to be it. I want to cause it….

Set yourself up for small successes

I sew. You might have figured that out by now. And usually I sew quilts. It’s very straightforward, somewhat geometric, somewhat simple sewing. I used to make clothes. Or try to anyway. Not that my sewing wasn’t up to snuff, but my patience for the amount of alteration needed to…