As you all know, the St. Louis region has been in the news lately. The turmoil in Ferguson has been publicized internationally. This is a community that is near and dear to my heart. My first design position was with the Ferguson/Florissant School District as a district designer back in 1971. It is a beautiful historic community and I am saddened by what has happened. With unrest flaring up in other parts of the United States, it appears that St. Louis is not the only area of our country that has problems.
Clean your room!
I keep trying new ways to get my girls to clean their rooms. I don’t even know why anymore… maybe it’s a challenge or some sick game that bonds us. Whether it’s clean your room, have this report completed by noon, meet this show deadline, etc. the list of stuff that must be done is endless! Here come the excuses, from inside our homes, the workplace or even within our own heads. I CAN’T DO THAT. Phooey – I WONT DO THAT! If not said out loud, it’s shown passively via inaction.
What happened to that old fashioned Can-Do Attitude?
If you look in the right places, it still exists today. Too often, we can’t or maybe won’t before we even try. But there is hope. The solution, in part at least, is empowerment. Breaking it down even further, the can’t is often a default response rooted in resisting change. Resisting change is a result of fear and a strong human desire to control our environment.
No, despite the rumors, I am not starting a new foodie blog. Those few words overheard at a recent dinner put the title on a topic that seems like it would be second nature. As I have seen recently, there can be a big difference between a perfectly flowing display & graphic project verses one that just spits and sputters like a too-hot pot of southern corn grits.
Vocabulary! Read more…
The section on Communications, especially the chapter on email wisdom, particularly hit a cord with me as I spend what seems like an inordinate amount of time sifting through emails on a daily basis. Hence my blog will be a total plagiaristic rip off of their great and useful insight on email protocol and etiquette.