The Mouse Morality Conundrum

Here’s the conundrum when you discover a mouse has been creeping around your home: There are no options that aren’t a death sentence for the mouse. Option 1: Use kill-em-dead traps Option 2: Use keep-em-alive traps and then move them far enough away that they can’t...

9 Years as a Business Coach

A couple of weeks ago, we passed the one-year anniversary of having adopted Ella, a red-nosed pit bull mix whose first year and a half were spent at a dog pound, an SPCA shelter, and, for a brief time, a first family who returned her emaciated, ill, and scared. Since...

31 Thoughts about Letting Go

I did something over the weekend that feels pretty radical to me. I pulled 31 books off my shelves. It started with three business-related books, one that I had read, two that I had been carrying with me from home to home, imagining I would someday read them. I plumb...

Socks: Where Binaries Need Not Tread

Socks are a common holiday gift in our family. In fact, Theresa’s daughter teased us after she asked each of us for gift ideas for the other and we both, with complete sincerity, suggested socks first and foremost. I really hope she gets us socks. Socks, after all,...

Relearning to Rest: The Honeymoon Edition

In the Pomodoro Method, productivity is spurred by a timer. (The original was apparently a tomato-shaped egg timer, hence the name.) You set the timer for 25 minutes, work work work, then reset the timer for five minutes and rest rest rest. Take a bio-break, get some...

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