How changing when, where, and with what you do your work can help you get into the right mindset to get the work done.
Part of what got me to finally write down some of my larger thoughts on Frozen was the release of Frozen 2. While I’ve only seen the new film once, and I haven’t processed it enough for a deep dive, it still hit me hard… Read More
While heading home from picking up a pizza, another driver sped up and swerved in front of me. It’s a fairly busy stretch of road with two lanes going each way. I kept watching this driver weave in-between the other cars in front of me,… Read More
Early on in the semester for my Introductory writing class, I like to bring in motivational and inspirational quotes from other disciplines. I’m looking for examples of strong writing that also offer an opportunity to segue into discussing the work of writing. For example, when… Read More
It’s a new mantra I’m trying on, because I have a lot of ideas, and sometimes they get lost in the shuffle. Between this year’s re-reading of David Allen’s Getting Things Done and checking out Cal Newport’s Deep Work, one of the recurring themes was… Read More
On our way to a wedding in Massachusetts, my family stopped to visit some friends at their home in Vermont. While sitting outside in the yard, Charlie got up to grab some weed killer to spray a few problem spots on his lawn. I noticed… Read More
There’s plenty that Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure can teach us beyond the importance of being excellent to each other. At one point, Future Ted reminds his past self to wind his watch. Future Ted forgot to take care of this task when it was… Read More