This is a ~20′ Reniell Boat with the engine included, and I can get it to you for a low price! Just kidding. I took this picture in downtown Seattle on Elliott Ave, near the campus of Expedia and that cool Amgen Helix bridge that leads to the still-lovely Centennial Park. This part of Seattle… Continue reading Intrinsic Worth
It’s safe to say that most of us think 2020 was a rough year, to put it politely. Most of the articles I’ve read are either laced with despair ( 2021 might suck as well, etc. ) or profanity (even for non-profits). HappyWisdomers know better than to fall into these traps of negativity. Yes, we… Continue reading The KALM Way to Put 2020 Behind You
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… Continue reading Consider The Bigger Picture
First a shout out to the many new joiners! We’ve had double-digit percent growth in the mail list over the last few weeks, so thank you for reading. We may not be posting things five times a day, but when we do post, it’s quality stuff! Please forward it on! We can co-discover how to… Continue reading Feedback – Two Devices that hold the key to losing weight and getting stuff done
Have you seen the Netflix documentary on the Fyre festival? I will dub it a runaway system. A runaway system is similar to a runaway train or better, a runaway process in computer science. A runaway process is a loop of some sort that eventually consumes all system resources until the machine fails. A runaway… Continue reading The Fyre Festival is the problem of our time – The Three Laws of Feedback
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… Continue reading Happy Monday – The Beginners Guide to Kanban
The end of the year is an unusual time of year. Our behaviors change – we shop like crazy, eat lots of fattening stuff, don’t exercise, stay up late, and then we become reflective about our lives. This usually results in the joke we all laugh about, namely, resolutions. As the year draws to… Continue reading Rate Your Year Like a Movie Critic – Retrospectives, not Resolutions, for 2019!
PeeWeeToms is a YouTube channel that chronicled the life of a British man, Dan Thomas, that struggled and eventually lost his battle with a super aggressive form of cancer. He was 32, and he vlogged until the within 48 hours from his end, from the hospice bed. He and his family showed and continue to… Continue reading PeeWeeToms, Compassion, and the Internet Troll Checklist
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… Continue reading Developing GamerSusan using LifeSparcs
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,… Continue reading Happy Video Sunday – You Poked My Heart!