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Favorite Childhood Games

Musical ChairsIt’s occurred to me that the games we loved or hated as kids actually tell us a lot about ourselves as adults. I know. It’s the kind of thing you think about when listening to your child conjugate verbs before a quiz, but sometimes that’s all the time you’ve got…

I hated musical chairs. I hated the anxiety of waiting for the music to end. I hated the physical confrontation with the kid who was trying to push me off the chair we both needed. In short – I was a musical chair weenie who did not feel the Fun with Dick and Jane magic of the moment.

loved kick the can. Racing up to send that can soaring and running on to hide again – I was born for that. Same for kickball. The ball was so big and soft, it wasn’t going to hurt anyone. Plus, you were aiming for the legs. All you needed to do was kick your hardest and run like crazy.   Continue reading

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Productivity Tools: Omni Plan

I am eternally stymied by the simple fact that my planning process occurs is in at least 3-dimensions. Trying to plan with To Do lists, calendars, lists … After a brief while they all fail. It’s disheartening.


A new year. A new try. This year is an expensive – to me – program called Omni Plan.


It’s supposed to show a critical path and have the ability to attach PDFs to the plan. That sounds good. I’m not really sure what else it has, but I’ll update you as I figure it out.

I sure hope it works because my desk is a mess, my brain space is full, and my calendar looks like a toddler scribbled on the wall!