Monthly Archives: March 2012

Renoir Rejoices

“Why shouldn’t art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world.” “Work lovingly done is the secret of all order and all happiness.” “I like a painting which makes me want to stroll in it.” Pierre-Auguste Renoir What … Continue reading

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Book Ark

Mmmm…Shall I send a copy of my book Birthing the Elephant to Brewster Kahle out in California? He’s the mastermind behind an ambitious plan to save copies of books even as many of them are being digitized out of existence. … Continue reading

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Slow Build

In a time of whiz-bang blockbusters, it’s wonderful to see a piece of theatre or a film start out slowly and then gain speed as audiences embrace it. The charming Woody Allen movie Midnight in Paris began this way and … Continue reading

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Timeless Stories

“Some people say that with the 100th anniversary, the ship is going to fade away. I disagree. Titanic’s stories are timeless. It’s not going anywhere.” Charles Haas, President of the Titanic International Society “There are only two or three human … Continue reading

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My Ryder

A beautiful dog story: There was a family whose beloved dog had fallen ill. The dog passed away and while the family grieved over its loss, there was one member, a little boy, who didn’t seem very upset. The parents … Continue reading

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Productivity Pick-me-ups

We all sit at our desks way too much and too long. Little wonder, then, that our productivity often flags at different points during the day. Taking breaks can be very helpful: they help us rest our tired eyes, stretch … Continue reading

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Uncreative Clutter

I just read a blog about the impact of clutter on creativity. According to the writer, clutter generates stress and gets in the way of creativity. Frankly, I’m writing this right now in a very, very messy office. Super messy, … Continue reading

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