Learning in the Time of Crisis

A Reflection on C.S. Lewis’s Learning in the Time of War In 1939, C.S. Lewis was invited to preach at St. Mary the Virgin Church in Oxford to address a nation thrown into World War II. The scene couldn’t have been more dramatic: the Oxford scholar and war veteran standing at the podium of a…

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The Grind

Sorry for the months off – but I do have news that relates to the topic of grit. The first edition of my new novella, shown above. WOOT! It’s in beta, and I’m not charging for it right now, so if you want to understand how to get unstuck in life, get your goals, and…

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Saudade – A word for humankind

I’ve spent a few more hours than I care to admit feeling Saudade about the many things in life. From as profound as a loss of a friend to the impactul artistry of the Avengers, it captures the emotion perfectly. It is a brilliant word. Saudade, per Wikipedia, is described as “the love that remains”…

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Keep your feet to yourself

It’s been a busy Spring, trying to polish off the final portions of a book based on the SPARC model. But for now, check out this little fellow. I think he summarizes what the laws should be. Keep your stinky feet away from me! This lady’s freedoms ended at the beginning of this kid’s nose….

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Consider The Bigger Picture

Recently a male friend posted a meme I found offensive on Facebook. I won’t repeat the post, as it was making light of domestic violence and, as a survivor of such a household, it sickened my stomach. I called him out on it as did others. Predictably, some rallied to his side, defending it as…

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Happy Monday – The Beginners Guide to Kanban

Kanban is the term we use in the Agile industry for a board that tracks our incoming and current work, ensuring flow and focus. If you’ve been here a while you’ll likely recognize this as an excellent way to track Actions in the SPARC system, but there’s a way we can make this Kanban board…

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