Getting Real about Success and Failure

Getting Real about Success and Failure

There is no success or failure, just what works and what doesn’t work. Werner Erhard For me, that is almost not gettable. I know I have success and failure–just ask me, or ask my reaction. When the big deal comes through or falls through, when the client says...

Listening With Your Heart

Tom knows a lot.  He seems to know more about technology, websites, program language and how to make it all work than anyone else I know.  His sentences spew an alphabet soup of acronyms.  He’s a consummate technologist. Sitting around...
Giving Generously

Giving Generously

The most joy-full moment of my day (so far) depended on staying up until 12:30 last night, a big, 17-year old, beat-up cooler that I can still rely on to keep food cold for lengthy periods of time, and outstretched arms attached to bodies with smiling faces, glad and...
An Act of Love

An Act of Love

I have been walking around for the past few days smiling at nothing, smiling at everything. Our kitchen now has a sink and running water, and nearly finished floors, and as of this evening walls that are smooth enough for me to paint. And I love the look of how it’s...
It’s the Simple Things

It’s the Simple Things

On Thanksgiving Day I had much to be thankful for. Liz and I had gone up to Amicalola Falls State Parklodge for the holiday.  Wednesday night at the lodge was quiet, with a breathtaking winter sunset over the North Georgia mountains, followed by a very full orange...
What else?

What else?

Gratitude does not automatically spring to mind when things don’t go my way. I can be willing, however, to look, to appraise the situation and at least inquire into “the full worth of” something. If it all looks horrible, I find it useful to take the case that maybe...