My 27th book this year is the second volume in Rick Remender’s incredible graphic novel Low. Again I was astounded and delighted by the story of hope that Remender continues to weave in this futuristic and bleak setting. Greg Tocchini’s art, Dave McCaig’s colors, and Rus Wooton’s lettering all continue to be great. This volume… Continue reading Low volume 2: Before the Dawn Burns Us
When was the last time you read a comic book – or any book for that matter – that left you feeling better about your life and the world? When have you read something that wasn’t just beautifully illustrated and grippingly told but that also brightened your outlook? My 22nd read of 2016 did just… Continue reading Low volume 1: The Delirium of Hope
Yesterday my wife and I watched the 2014 movie Selma about the event leading up to the Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. The timing for watching the movie was somewhat coincidental; it’s been in our Netflix queue for months and the disc just happened to show up in time for us… Continue reading Selma
How can you change the set of behaviors and habits that a couple, a family, or an organization has developed over time? How do you shift the mindset that thinks, “This is who we are and what we do,” when sticking with the old way of thinking won’t produce the new results you want? I’m… Continue reading How do you change a culture?
I want to change the world. There, I said it. I don’t just want a comfortable life (though I sure wouldn’t mind if that happens too) or a fun job (also nice but not my highest goal). I want to make a difference, to leave things better than I found them, to be part of… Continue reading A Little Secret
Today’s question can be asked in a negative way: What am I doing wrong? But I prefer the more positive spin: What can I do to get better? Heading into a new year it is not surprising to think about areas of personal and professional growth I would like to pursue in 2015. From my… Continue reading How can I improve?
Sometimes my weekly ‘questions’ blog post will have deeper or more personal questions (check out my post from this past weekend for an example here). Today I have a more mundane and practical question. What’s the right or best way to use “Tags” and “Categories” for denoting my blog posts? I’ve recently started blogging about… Continue reading What do you think?
I mentioned when I retooled this blog for the new year that in addition to my regular five post per week on what I’m reading, questions I have, leadership, pop culture, and Agile I would also be doing some re-blogging or link-posting to cool things I found and occasional other random posts on stuff that… Continue reading Is it stupid to be an optimist?