Life That was quite a week, wasn't it? Someone's been busy. All I did was go to work, get a haircut, and try not to lose my damned mind over every New York Times app notification. Even my trusty Lamy 2000 fell apart. At least Zen has had a great week. In between "spa treatments" (read: subcutaneous... Continue Reading →
Life So many things were disrupted this week that I don't know where to start. I'll start with the most important: despite a health scare, Zen is okay. On Thursday morning, Zen started to show signs of discomfort due to constipation, and by the early afternoon her health appeared to have deteriorated rather quickly. Despite our vet being... Continue Reading →
Life Hello from the midst of another Portland ice-pocalypse! FunkyPlaid and I have a fire going in the fireplace and still have power, but the sidewalks and roads are covered with ice. Now that I have somewhat recovered from last year's Project 365, I thought I'd attempt this weekly review again. To combat the winter doldrums,... Continue Reading →
I didn't even know there was such a thing as Boss's Day, but one of my direct reports surprised me with a lovely card and cake. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: the chug of the dishwasher.
Books on management and productivity tend to leave me cold, but so far I am enjoying Victor Lipman's "The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World", especially the following sentence: The core qualities of the Type B manager -- including calmness, thoughtfulness, and patience -- are qualities that people find easy to... Continue Reading →