As I’ve mentioned a couple of times, I’ve been reading and listening to a fair amount of Seth Godin lately. He ends his podcasts with “Go make a ruckus.” In other words, take what you have to offer, and offer it. Another piece of that, though, is that work that isn’t good won’t spread. (Lots … Read more
Without getting into debate (right now) about what should be taught or how it should be taught (I have a lot of opinions on those pieces), EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT. We have taken education for granted. For so long, people have just gone to school. It doesn’t directly cost anything. We complain about this teacher or … Read more
My post about my son’s sweets-free birthday party yielded a lot of questions. I’ll field them in this and future posts. If you haven’t yet, or if you need a refresher, please see my disclaimer post before proceeding. Before I was a parent, I was sure that “he only eats mac and cheese and chicken … Read more
It’s not about you.
…do better I’ve had so many conversations in so many realms in recent weeks that play into this notion. In a training, we were talking about why people are resistant to change. This was my contribution to the conversation. My parents are loud-and-proud racist. (I’ll refrain from listing examples.) In order for them to change, … Read more
My son turned 7 last week, was able to take a birthday snack to school, and had a party with some of his friends over the weekend. For school, he took what he was calling “fruit cupcakes.” Grapes, strawberries, and apple slices in paper cups. I believe he called them cupcakes because we were going … Read more
Seth Godin had a blog post yesterday, talking about daily blogging. I thought… I might be able to write daily. And I suppose if I’m not concerned with what anyone thinks, I could publish daily. I definitely have enough thoughts to fill a little bit of space daily. Or to average out to daily. It … Read more
Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to present two sessions at my school district’s Wellness Expo—one on Motivation and Mindset, and one on Sugar. I’ll post here what’s essentially the transcript for each, editing for reading as needed. I was allotted an hour for each session, and while I didn’t talk that long (I … Read more