A Mind Unraveled

When I headed up retail operations for Borders, one of my most critical tasks was hiring store managers. I loved the process of drawing out the motivations and character in someone I’d never met before—in an hour or less. Apart from looking for the ideal candidate...

Surprises

photo by Chris Geirman, courtesy of Upsplash Last night, Bob treated me to a post-birthday surprise. We split our drive home into two legs, going just to Steamboat yesterday, and the rest of the way to Salt Lake today. In Steamboat, we went to Strawberry Hot Springs....

Power Outages

Photo by Stéphane Juban on Unsplash We woke 3 days ago to the kind of quiet that feels like something’s wrong. When I looked out the window, I couldn’t imagine how we’d slept through it, but our front yard and the walkway leading from our porch to our driveway were...

Take that, obnoxious sign-up boxes!

So, you’re browsing for recipes and you think you find something suitable. You click on it, and you’re scanning the ingredients, and boom, one of those sign-up boxes plops down, covering up the recipe. Subscribe!! If you filled in all of them, your Inbox would run...