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Wait a second…where was I?

I loved the psychology research paper that was recently published entitled “Walking through doorways causes forgetting: Situation models and experienced space.” The paper explains why when we got from one room to another we often forget what we were attempting to do. The research is seven pages long and very scholarly in tone and all of us whether we’ve read it or not can chime in with a collective “hello, duh!” I’ve been doing that for years. What I’m now interested in is a research paper that explains why at… Read more Wait a second…where was I?

Feed Me!

Whenever I run into someone I haven’t seen in some time, the conversation turns to the twin’s. Recently an old friend asked about them and was shocked that they each stand six foot two and weigh in the 185 pound range. I laughed and explained that last night they were hungry. They were Hungry, with a capital “H”. I cooked four pounds of chicken breasts. Originally I asked for six individual chicken parts, but Paige, at Family Market, knowing full well how much food I usually buy, stopped before wrapping it… Read more Feed Me!

Allergic to Negativity

I’m developing a stronger and stronger aversion to negativity the older I become. I try to check my own negative reaction to all things “snarky” but find it sometime in short supply. I especially have little patience with my own occasional bad attitude. Take this week – I have found so many reasons to be thankful and appreciative. Rather than complain about the high cost of gas, I’m appreciating the opportunity to work and meet “remotely.” Yesterday afternoon I had a meeting via the phone and internet with one of… Read more Allergic to Negativity

Monkey passwords

I read an article recently that listed the worst passwords. As you can expect there were a lot of passwords that listed ‘123’ or ‘321’ as part of their makeup. ‘Superman’ and ‘monkey’ are apparently used quite frequently by individuals as their personal password; so frequently in fact that they are two of the combinations that hackers know to try when working to gain access to accounts. I love it that people think of monkeys when creating their personal passwords. I’ve created elaborate lists of obscure letter, number and symbol… Read more Monkey passwords

Prepare for the Best

Recently, I was kindly admonished by a friend that I was “worse casing;” envisioning everything that could go wrong with a situation and discounting the positive. I had to agree. Maybe it’s part of the public relations landscape that I always try to prepare for the worst. I think of all the tough questions, prepare for inclement weather, and anticipate the inevitable hiccup in the plans. For some that practice would simply be thought of as thorough planning – being prepared. What it doesn’t allow for is the unexpected surprise,… Read more Prepare for the Best

Every Day – A Little Better

Better then yesterday…that’s my goal in 2012. Every day I want to be just a little better compared to the day before. Some days it will be my writing has improved.  I’ll also be working to improve my ability to spot a photographic moment to enhance my various blog postings. While still other days I’ll work on my ever evolving organizational skills. Whatever the day’s achievement, the best I can strive for is that it enhances my abilities and further serves those I work for through my freelance efforts. No… Read more Every Day – A Little Better