Friday, May 23, 2008

plan + execution = success

"It's easier to make changes with a pencil than a wrecking bar."

-Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

sometimes the world is a confusing place

"A March 2007 study in The Journal of Food Science looked at the effects of boiling, steaming, microwaving and pressure cooking on the nutrients in broccoli.
-Steaming and boiling caused a 22 percent to 34 percent loss of vitamin C.
-Microwaved and pressure-cooked vegetables retained 90 percent of their vitamin C."

-Finding the Best Way to Cook All Those Vegetables by Tara Parker-Pope
NY Times Online

Microwave Oven, patented Jan. 24, 1950 #2,495,429

big band and gospel, mutually exclusive?

everyone's job

will it live up to the hype?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

you know you've made it when...

major tom?

Port of Long Beach as seen from outer space.
NASA Earth Observatory

Orange sodium vapor lights illuminate the port facilities of Long Beach, California, supporting the round-the-clock operations of one of the world’s busiest commercial cargo ports. Image ISS016-E-27162 was taken on February 4, 2008, using the 400 mm lens, providing superior resolution


To preserve, maintain & protect in order to extend usefulness and enjoyment - improvement by way of damage prevention

the big picture delivered in under an hour

This American Life (radio) 355: The Giant Pool of Money

Ira talks with NPR business and economics correspondent about two gatherings he attended. One at the Ritz Carlton and one at a community college in Brooklyn. The first was an awards dinner for finance professionals who created the mortgage based financial instruments that nearly brought down the global economic system. The other was a non-profit conference for people facing foreclosure. Ira explains that today's show lays out how the finance guys and the people facing foreclosure are connected by a chain of middlemen, and that together, they all brought about the current housing and credit crisis. (4 minutes)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

needing, wanting, willing

"People think chutzpah is in the genes. It isn’t…it’s in the needing and wanting and being willing to fall on your face. It isn't fun…who wants all that rejection, but life is sweeter if you make yourself do uncomfortable things."

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

size and strength are relative measures

"A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair"

-Iranian Proverb

counting on you, mr. zappa & weinstein co.

"Dance your cares away,
Worries for another day,
Let the music play,
Down at Fraggle Rock."
Fraggle Rock (1983-1987)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008

doing it right

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough"
-Mae West (1893-1980)

henry heinz award goes to heather b armstrong

"To do a common thing, uncommonly well, brings success"
-Henry J Heinz (of Heinz Ketchup) 1844-1919