I learned last night that I would have today, Saturday, completely open. Most of the family is headed to Maine for a major cross-country race. Our oldest child is pre-occupied with homework and friends. So, I had most of the day to do whatever I wanted. Wow, what a rare and awesome treat. What a
/a Well, it’s Friday afternoon. If you like the outdoors, here (and above) is a video. Some fish, a moose, a fox. It’s amazing. There’s something re-generating about nature. I remember reading a book by Lou Gerstner, who was a famous executive and, at one point, re-created IBM. He said that, before making any major decision,
They say life is about showing up. Well, when my alarm went off this morning at 4.30 am, I certainly didn’t feel like getting out of bed. It was dark and cold outside, and the bed felt just too comfortable and warm. It’s a public holiday today for Columbus Day in our part of the
One my children asked me about what causes cigarette addiction. I didn’t know, and so, I did some online research. The short answer: dopamine. Nicotine creates the release of dopamine (more here). Dopamine is one of those magical neurotransmitters. It creates feelings of pleasure and well-being. You feel great and self-confident when dopamine is plentiful.
What a great day! I went fly fishing today on Sunday. I awoke at 3.30 am to drive to the river. I’m grateful to my family for giving me a hall pass. The water was super-low but the the trout were decently active now that temperatures have dropped here in New England. Many trees along the river
I don’t know about you, but the thought of our nation re-engaging in Iraq has me torn. It’s clear that something has to be done to stop the horrific killings of children, but I don’t think air strikes will be enough. I’m also of the mind that our soldiers have already paid a huge price