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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Developing GamerSusan using LifeSparcs

Hey all! I hope you’re doing well as we move into the last quarter of 2018!  The purpose of this community and blog is to apply iteration and agility to the personal lives of everyone so they can be more intentional about the time we spend.  The SPARC system is core to this, but you…

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Happy Video Sunday – You Poked My Heart!

Hey all, happy to announce a new series here, focusing more on the happy than the wisdom. With all the darkness in the world and snark, we at HappyWisdom want to highlight the joys of life.  In this episode some videos guaranteed to make you smile. Disarmed by Pretty Girls – This boy is bold,…

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