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Oh my gosh. I feel horrible for neglecting the blog.  Each week Asana pops up a reminder that I should be writing on the site and sharing what I have been learning.  Yet each week I have been ignoring the call. It isn’t that I haven’t had time.  It is simply that I have been…

Brainstorming and Mid-Term Planning

I have some time this afternoon freed up, partly from an efficient and effective morning, partly due to a canceled meeting. Not one to want to waste time I moved myself to the dock with two of the three boys.. The third is in the kitchen prepping dinner.. This week is the last week of summer vacation for the boys. My oldest starts High School next Tuesday. Having worked in education so long I still think of my years along the academic calendar.. Making this sort of like New Years Eve and time for some planning and prioritization for the next year. My most effective planning and brainstorming usually involves multicolored markers on a whiteboard or water colors. For this fall my goals are going to be efficiency and routine in the everyday things so I can give more attention to my students. A completion of my doctoral dissertation. Significant research and work in the area of creativity and fostering creativity. And I should probably start hitting the gym again when we get home and loose my summer weight (and then some). That’s probably enough for the fall semester.. All while trying to work from fun and inspiring places ..

Summer Vacation ! !

Summer Vacation Has Arrived ! ! At least for the children.  Having gone through a week of summer vacation so far I can say that my neat and tidy morning routine is.. well.. shot. I am lucky that we have good kids, and I’m not sure why I forget each year that when summer comes…

Self Control

I have fallen in love with a simple app called “SelfControl” the app is free and simple.  You place a list of websites in the “blacklist” and then when you need some help with self control you open the app, choose a time, and hit start.  Not it doesn’t stop all distractions, Facebook on the…

The Propper Working From Home Mindset

Working from home is great.  Being location independent with regards to work is simply an amazing experience that can open up opportunities.  Working while traveling though can raise some challenges. Most of these are work life balance issues.  I’ve been saying for a while now that if the work needs to be done anyway you…

Writing Every Day

Writing every day since the start of the year has been a challenge.  Especially since I have been primarily working on my dissertation with few breaks for any other writing projects.  I have a growing list of what I would rather be writing including a series of children’s chapter books I would like to write…