Decisions When I was 12 years old, I would visit a hidden village. I say village due to its location. The houses were modern enough, but they just happened to be surrounded by trees and over-growth. It reminded me of a post-apocalyptic movie “the town that time forgot” or something like that. On one such […]
“The timed trial has ended. All the contestants are taking a moment to congratulate one another on their effort in the contest. A few of the parents are packing the experiments into display boxes while the judges are convening. This timed contest happens on the same day of the year at the same time every
Chapter 1 Has it occurred to anyone else that society has become a voyeuristic nightmare? What is the first thing most people do in the morning? Grab their phone to check social media, turn on the morning news cast? Both have become Mr. Capro’s routine. Although he, does occasionally break it to spy on the
Writer’s Block – How lean manufacturing tools can improve your creative writing? There are different ways to get around writer’s block. I don’t believe any one way is better than any other, whatever works IS the best way. Pulling on skills from another area in my life I began to see that there are ways
I relate ideas to shooting stars. You only see them for the briefest of time and then they are gone, unless you are wise enough to capture them. What you have then is lightning in a bottle, a fuel to use over and over. I will provide one idea to start, you provide five more.
Here is a little something taken from the manufacturing world. (RCCA). Root Cause Corrective Analysis, is a methodology to find the base level of an event. For example, you walk outside and see your car has been damaged. RCCA leads us to ask why. Why is the car damaged, a tree limb fell on it.
Let’s take a minute to step back. You have been staring at your work for minutes or hours and nothing has come to mind. You are stuck at a pivotal point and you are uncertain which way to go. Try this exercise. Get up and go for a walk, and while you are walking play
How to begin writing when all you want to do is anything else. Like many others I struggle to motivate myself to sit down and write. I stare at a blank screen or a blank sheet of paper. I look at it sitting there mocking me, daring me to mar its pure perfection. I sit
Back in the saddle, he sits there wondering “how did I let this slip away from me”. J.J. can’t believe that he had stopped drawing. He just put down his pencil one day got up from the desk and quit. He loved to draw. All the times he spent countless hours lost in the world
I challenge you to a….. cake eating contest, no….a spelling contest, no no…… I got it. I challenge you to a contest of wit’s but you should know never challenge a Sicilian to a duel especially when death is on the line. Ha ha-ha Let’s try this out instead create a witty banter scene between