The other day, dozens of tornados swept through the Midwest. Lives lost. Property destroyed. Such widespread and severe storms are unusual this late in the year. ..
Some years ago I heard the author Russell Banks speak at Cincinnati's Mercantile Library. He said something to the effect that 19th century Americans who could read and write deeply valued their ability to do so. They believed they had something to say – that others wanted to hear – and they believed in their ability to say it. ..
Our friends down the Peninsula reminded us that we left “some sort of speaker” at their Little Cottage last year. They thought we might want to take it to the cottage we’re renting this month. ..
How often do you reread an email before sending, or ask yourself if the message is important and clearly written? ..
Last week I realized that I’ve kept electronic records of every aspect of my business for over a decade. I wondered why I was keeping paper versions of the same, so I spent an afternoon sorting through my two-drawer hanging file cabinet. I filled six boxes with paper and drove to the shredding company. ..
I am still unwinding my brain from the Information Overload Research Group (IORG) ‘un-conference’ in San Francisco last week. ..