Coloring can make you more productive.

Coloring can make you more productive

The last few months have been very stressful as friends of mine can tell you. I also know other people in the community have been going through stressful times as well. One good thing about social media it does provide a way for people to support each other. Even a simple comment or encouragement can be very helpful.

Recently someone I know sent a message out that she was returning to a adult coloring event one  evening at one of the local library branches. I sent a note of encouragement and added I might drop in and say hi as I did have books to drop off to the library. I received a reply back saying “great I’ll have some stuff picked out for you to color”. Now how am I supposed to say no to that. :-)

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Posted in Random Thoughts

On Tools and Inspiration

On Tools and Inspiration

When finding a better way to write people sometimes can overfocus on the tools to make the task more efficient. I have observed similar things in other hobbies like photography or even in professional settings like project management.

These days there has never been as many tools available for the aspiring writer (photographer etc) This is both a blessing and a curse as the sheer number of choices can produce decision paralysis, which is a fancy way of saying you can’t decide.

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Posted in Photography, Productivity, Random Thoughts, Writing

Cap Over The Wall


When I am processing email and going through my RSS feed I’ll often have a TV show or movie running to provide background noise. Today I had the West Wing episode called “Mandatory Minimums” playing.

The episode begins with a speech by the President that quotes the Irish writer Frank O’Connor who comes upon two boys by the wall of an apple orchard that seemed too high for them to climb. One boy proceeded to toss his cap over the wall. He then asked the boy why he would do that. To which the boy said, “Now we have to climb it”.

I’ve always liked this analogy as sometimes you just have to stop thinking about things and pick a direction to go. Over analyzing things can be paralyzing.

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