I have always loved writing. When I was younger with more time and fewer obligations, I wrote all the time. I kept a diary, I wrote comics and stories as well as essays and speeches, poems and satires--you get the picture. I was an okay writer. I even won a couple of contests in school… Continue reading Why I’m Writing A Blog
For work, I've been reading this book on Auditing (The ASQ Auditing Handbook, 4th edition, edited by J.P. Russell), and as I was reading through my many notes last night, I stumbled upon this quote. "Variation is inherent, it exists in all things." The idea behind this, at least as it applies to quality is… Continue reading Variation is Inherent
You are in my headEvery time I close my eyesPlease, leave me alone It is hard to knowThe right words to say to youI’ll keep trying though I can’t imagineThe position you are inI don’t envy you It is hard to lovewhen we are always at oddssomething has to give. Did you know it hurthow… Continue reading A Series of unrelated Haiku Poems
I thought it would be fun to do a video blog interviewing my parents for my birthday. (I am 32 today!) It was my first ever attempt at video blogging an interview, and I learned a couple of things. 1) My mother is extremely camera shy, so when she was being interviewed, there was a… Continue reading An Interview with my Parents for my Birthday
Every time the Powerball or Mega-Millions gets really high--you know, 300 million or so--I always go out and buy a ticket and spend roughly the next 24 hours or so fantasizing about what I might do with the money, if by some miracle I happened to win. I mean, honestly, if I really did win all… Continue reading What if…. I won the Lottery
The other day I ordered something off of Amazon, and since it was rather large I had it shipped to my apartment, instead of delivered to the office, because I wasn’t sure it would fit safely in my car. In the past I have never had a problem getting deliveries at home, however, my apartment… Continue reading Why do you get to make the rules?
For the past several years I have worked with the same auditor every time I traveled for work. After spending nearly a full week (5 days, breakfast-dinner) with this auditor every year - plus the conversations leading up to and following the audits it was easy to develop a personal realationship with him as well. While we were at… Continue reading Managing Business Relationships
I’ve been asking around, and it appears I have an “above average” number of bookshelves in my home. Currently I have 4 ACTUAL bookshelves as well as one of those 9-cube bookshelves that has 7/9 of the cubes full of books. This does not include the random books that are proudly displayed on top of… Continue reading Do I Really Need Another Bookshelf?
As part of the Body Kindness book that I'm working through, one of the things I decided to track to help "make me happier" is the Joy Bomb's I experience each day (okay, so three each day, not all of them). The Idea behind this is that by focusing on the good things that happened,… Continue reading Joy Bombs
One of the things I have been working on during my “Body Kindness” journey is listening to my body. Really listening. When I go to the grocery store, I browse around a bit, look at all the different options and think, “What do I want to eat this week?” or “What looks good?” Then I… Continue reading The Perils of the Toasted PB&J
For my return flight home, the auditor had a flight at 2, and mine was scheduled for 7:45, so I anticipated having some more time to kill at the airport, and this time, I went into it with a bit of a plan. Hour One (12:30-1:30) The first thing I did upon arrival to the airport… Continue reading Round 2 at the Airport