Sunday, July 1, 2012

Summer baking

What to do when it is too hot to be outside, and you really need to get a few things done inside? If you are me, you cross a few things off your list, then pull out the Flour cookbook (new to me!!) and make the maple oatmeal scones (aka the reason for purchasing the cookbook in the first place).

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This little story of a tiny village in Spain winning the lottery reminds me of the movie Waking Ned Devine. Isn't it lovely that such happy stories happen in real life? And notice what the townspeople are doing with the money--and not doing!

This stuff keeps dreamers dreaming.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Politics of Dignity. 

Humiliation is the single most underestimated force in politics. People will absorb hardship, hunger and pain. They will be grateful for jobs, cars and benefits. But if you force people to live indefinitely inside a rigged game that is flaunted in their face or make them feel like cattle that can be passed by one leader to his son or one politician to another, eventually they’ll explode.

Thomas Friedman has inspired me to post again. That man often shares such interesting thoughts. This one doesn't only apply to politics--I've been noticing this principle of human dignity a lot lately in the workplace. Without it, the same results: burnout, dissatisfaction, stagnation, lack of creativity.