Today, our Sunday School reading included the account of Abram and Lot going separate ways. Abram (who later becomes Abraham), wants to be the peacemaker and as such is willing to give up the better of two options to avoid unnecessary conflict. Genesis records that Abram said to Lot: "Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me . . .
useful for more than just sugar
Apparently, sugar cane is pretty useful. The folks at LEGO, who have been spending a lot of money ($150 million specifically to create a sustainable materials center, for example) to explore new less environmentally costly to make Lego bricks, have developed a technique for using the plant to make their bricks. Just this month . . .
Sleep Through Story Weather
It is really really windy in Baltimore today.
This wind is no joke and has caused serious damage and even deaths.
While there are certainly some storms you can't be prepared for, thinking about wind storms reminded me of a story I heard a long time ago about a farm-hand who said he could sleep when the wind blows. With a . . .
Perks of Working Remote
Today, I enjoyed one perk compliments of my current nomadic lifestyle. My wife has been wanting our oldest to learn how to ski and since learning from one's own parent often seems to be more complicated than learning from someone else, my daughter played hooky from school today so she could take all-day ski lessons. I spent the . . .
To truly appreciate something, sometimes you just have to look at a situation through a different lens. It is amazing what a bit of form and structure can do.
And so of course, a couple of weeks later it was in need of a new placard:
What . . .
Permission to Be Inspired
Who are your heroes?
Who are those who inspire you to work harder? do better? become more?
While I recognized that heroes obviously aren't perfect, I look for those who are multi-dimensional heroes – not just those who can demonstrate brilliance in one instance or in one spotlight.
David Brooks writes about one in his . . .
Password ≠ Strong Password
Today's post is simply a public service announcement that you should not use the same password for different sites. It just isn't a good idea. If you are like me, however, you probably have been doing that for more sites than you care to list. Courtesy of the Verge, however, here is a 5-minute primer on why and how you should . . .