Miscellaneous 2008 Updates

Walking in to the office this morning, I realized that it's been ages since I've thrown an update into this blog. Most of my day-to-day updates are in Twitter now, but I've got a few "ponderings" that wouldn't make sense to put there... so, here they are.

The Thanksgiving break was outstanding -- a good stretch of down-time to reflect and catch up on various projects. (Even simple things like getting the oil changed in both vehicles and making sure the snow blower starts are nice to check off the "to-do" list.)

Today is a "December with integrity" day -- it's not "bitterly cold", but it's cold enough to trigger the "winter is here" response. Winter isn't my favorite season, but I can handle it just fine. Unfortunately, the side streets up here in St. Paul are incredibly slippery thanks to the light snow we got yesterday.

Last week I had coffee with Albert Maruggi, which started out as a conversation about business names and turned into an impromptu coaching session (which was great -- "coaching" is something I've always believed in but I've had trouble "connecting" with someone who I could resonate with on that level). I've always been a fan of Marcus Buckingham's strengths-based approach to work/life/career (even before I knew it under that label) but Albert asked a few questions that really got me thinking along those lines.

I'm pondering how to flesh out my "I Support Learning" personal motto with the reality that I'm energized by exploring solutions that are in search of a problem -- "Professional Dreamer", perhaps?

Speaking of, there are a few more things on the home front -- FTA satellite options, remodeling ideas, and the like -- but that will wait for another day.

If you're reading this, drop me a note (you know where to find me) and let me know you're still out there. Whoever you are, I hope all's well! :)


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