I’m no time management specialist. Until now, I’ve been even less of a time management practitioner. I’ve written about it. But as far as putting it into practice goes… not so much. Finding enough time and then managing the time I may find has always been a burden for me. As a freelance writer, keeping on task is critical to my business. But the run-of-the-mill time management methods always came across as complex and gimmicky. And then I found the simplest of them all. It didn’t even matter that it might also be the most gimmicky as well. The Pomodoro time management method, from my perspective, is the worst kept secret of the century (this one and the last). I don’t remember exactly how I stumbled across it, but I did. It was new to me. When I researched it, it began to look like maybe I was the last guy on Earth who didn’t know anything about this. For shame. I like being more on top of things than that. Continue reading →
I think cats are more interested in Roomba than dogs
When I was young, movies and world fairs promised us robots and flying cars by the 21st century. Alas, all we have in 2014 in the way of household technological miracles is the Roomba and the smart phone. Nonetheless, to me, these are miraculous.
Being an early adopter, I’ve enjoyed my Roomba for several years now. When I originally got it, I mostly thought of it as a toy for my dog. The round disk of a machine scurries about the room like some demented pet. My dog soon lost interest. However, being more easily amused than my dog, I always enjoy watching it harmlessly and gently bump into pieces of furniture and walls as it skitters from side to side in my house. The Roomba not only entertains, but does what it promises. Continue reading →
If you are reading this article about how to write more simply after reading the title, I want to congratulate you. The title is accurate but too involved to bother with. A messy string of words will turn-off the reader faster than anything. Continue reading →
The best, the quickest, the easiest way to improve your life is to move. It’s a magic elixir which can change a tired, depressed, listless life. Instead, with just a little moving, one can feel vibrant and enjoy a sense of well-being and accomplishment. While toning and muscle-building movement has some benefits, getting the oxygen moving through your brain, muscles, and other organs with exercise is best. Continue reading →