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November 30, 2008

3 squared

In a previous post I discussed the Rule of Random Threes: whenever a new idea comes at me from 3 totally different sources, then that idea has secured its place in current thinking and therefore in mine. I’m as much a part of the common culture as most, even though I don’t want to think […]

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November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving redeux

Each year I give sincere thanks for the family and friends who sustain me, for good health, inspiring and provocative work, and as my much loved mother always says “to have been born in pleasant places.” This year I add to that standard list: to live in the present. Our current and shared present provides […]

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August 7, 2008

Take Advantage of Day Dreaming

According to an article by Benedict Carey in the Health Section of the NY Times, Tuesday August 5th, “boredom may allow the brain to recast the world in productive ways”. “Daydreaming too can be a kind of constructive self-entertainment, psychologists say, especially if the mind is turning over a problem.” The point is – don’t […]

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August 5, 2008

The Rule of Random Threes – RR3

Whenever I hear the same concept, word or phrase come at me from 3 different places, I start to take notice. Perhaps I’m a little behind the learning curve for trends but often I’ve found that what once appeared random now looks to be a new cultural presence. Orange is a good example: year’s ago […]

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August 1, 2008

August Gameshow-win a Starbucks Card!

Win a $10 Starbucks card – provide the algebraic formula which answers the following question: At the rental car counter, the agent asked if I’d like to ‘upgrade’ to a car with better gas mileage for an additional $6/day. Car A got 18 mpg, Car B got 24. Gas cost at that time $4.50/gallon. I […]

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June 23, 2008

Go with the Flux

“Most of us do not accept or even believe in the continual flux of life.  However strange this may seem, once we truly accept this at a physical level, we will not need to search for certainty … As you tackle the tribulations of life insight helps you refrain from taking yourself, your challenges, and […]

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June 20, 2008

Thought for the year!

Wittgenstein:  “Don’t get involved in partial problems but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if the view is still not a clear one!”   During this period of economic uncertainty, of global unrest and persistent revisionism on topics of varying import, maintaining a sense of […]

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June 17, 2008

New to Blogging!

Information about the September Seattle Seminar (called for short “SSS”) represents my first foray into blogging. So bear with me while I get it right, please. And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add comments, questions, links to sites of interest. It helps all of us! In the meantime, for more information about Judith Miller, visit my website […]

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June 17, 2008

Get the Numbers Right! Get the Right Numbers!

JUDITH MILLER’S 2 DAY SEATTLE SEMINAR SEPT 18 & 19:   EVERYTHING you need to know to run your construction company using QuickBooks Pro for Contractors!   Day 1:  getting the information right – §  We’ll go through the complete setup of QuickBooks Pro Contractor Edition 2008 so you’ll be able to effectively and efficiently enter […]

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March 31, 2008

Thoughts on the Downturn

Well, the wild ride of the past few years looks to be long-gone – probably gone for a long time too. Now what? I’ve got a few thoughts. Let’s look at a chronology of events. Past: the incredible up-tick in home prices brought windfall profits to many in the remodeling community. People used their homes […]

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