If we were having a nice cup of coffee, I would be saying, “Wow, between wandering, working and writing, I haven’t had much time to stop and blog.” I have to tell you that I’ve started a new job, done a bit of weekend wandering and entered a short story contest at our local senior center writing club. The group has two published authors in regular attendance so I don’t feel too bad that my work came in fourth. Realizing my manners, I would quickly offer a beverage of your choice, hot or iced. Thus begins the Weekend Coffee Share busy edition.
I hope things are going well with you and yours. What projects are you working? Any new and interesting developments? Me? Well, I’m still chipping away at my book, Forging Character. I have another in the “thought stage.” The new book is a work of science fiction. I may blog a bit about when I have more than a couple of pages of notes. Working the new job of course is a huge time consumer. I have a lot to learn and some really great opportunities. What’s going on with you? Is there anything that I can do to help?
Speaking of everything that is going on, what do you want to see more of from this blog? I have many interests, hobbies and thoughts. All of which I am happy to share, but if no one really cares, then I have other activities that I can purse. What do you want to see here?
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Our Hostess with the mostess
Drop by and visit Diana and Parttime Monster. She hosts this virtual coffee klatch and you can thank her by stopping by and commenting or better yet, join in and write your own coffee post.
What’s up with you? Let’s sit down over a virtual cup of coffee or perhaps tea and have a chat. Weekend Coffee Share whirlwind edition is all about chaos in my life. I have to say I love it.
Oh sure, I like some predictability, but that gets boring after a while. A certain amount of managed chaos is good. Your mind has to stretch to embrace new situations, new scenarios. Have you ever changed up your cup of coffee or tea? Maybe try it with honey instead of sugar or fresh cream instead of 2% milk.
How does change or chaos affect you? Me? I drink more coffee! 🙂
How do you adjust?
I think having some level of managed chaos or change, helps you deal with those things that you really have no control over what-so-ever. My theory is if you have some changes in your life that you manage, then it’s easier to deal with “things” that happen when you have no control.
Just my $0.02 for what it’s worth. How do you deal with change and chaos in your life? Do you embrace it? Run from it? Hope that it will just go away? I want to hear your thoughts.
And now for something completely different
No, not that. Some of you may have heard me talk a bit about my martial arts training in kenpo. There is a once in a lifetime event happening in Dallas, TX. Grandmaster Al Tracy will be at a seminar with over a dozen other masters and grandmasters in Kenpo and other disciplines. Over 500 years of martial experience will be teaching hands on classes. You can find out more by visiting Chamberlain Studios website. Please share this with any of your friends and family that practice martial arts.
Stop by and thank our virtual hostess
Diana, over at ParttimeMonster, is our gracious hostess for this virtual coffee share. Stop by and visit her to say thanks and maybe even write your own Weekend Coffee Share and add it to the linky. Have a great week ahead and keep those thoughts churning.
If we were having coffee or another beverage of your choice, I would ask, what do you do to keep things simple? What do I mean? How do you keep your life from getting complicated? That’s the subject of this Weekend Coffee Share Simple Edition.
Keeping life simple, keeping work simple, keeping relationships simple. Can it be done I ask?
I sure hope so.
There are so many things we all have to juggle. Sit down and have another cuppa and tell me how you keep things simple. Me? Well I guess I try to take situations at face value and not read too much into them. I read email once or twice a day and either delete it or file. I only file it if I need to keep it? What about you? Any secrets to managing the deluge of digital detritus that vies for our attention every day? Come on, you can tell me. I really do want to know.
What about the physical papers that come in the mail or at the office? One of mentor’s at Texas Instruments years ago introduced me to his piling system. Not filing, piling. He uses three piles. The closest to the center of his desk is things that just came in. As the week goes on, he works his way through the pile. At the end of the week, anything in that pile moves to the pile at the edge of the desk. If there was anything in the pile at the edge, it moves to the trash. So basically, if he never gets to it in two weeks, it’s gone. His thought is that if it’s important to them, they will get back to you.
These are just a couple of things to help keep it simple. I am serious about wanting to know any tips or tricks you use to keep it simple. Please leave a comment below and of course, share with your friends. And don’t forget to visit our hostess Diana. More thoughts on simplicity are here.
Our Coffee Hostess – Parttime Monster
Make sure to stop by and visit DIana at Parttime Monster and link in your own weekend coffee share. Have a great week ahead, keep drinking coffee and keep it simple.
Since we are having coffee, I would inform you of a tale I have to tell. As you may or may not have noticed, I was absent from the Weekend Coffee Share last week. My lovely wife kidnaped me and banished all electronics in celebration of my natal anniversary. The Weekend Coffee Share Safari Edition is about this great weekend. I hope your last week has been stupendous.
My lovely wife arranged for a photo safari at Fossil Rim Wildlife preserve. We stayed at the Lodge inside the preserve. It reminds me a bit of the movie Hatari. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. It’s one of the lessor known John Wayne movies. The weekend felt like what I imagine living in Africa would be like.
Our guide was born in Kenya and his knowledge of the animals and the park are amazing. The professional photographer that accompanied our group of eight intrepid travelers displayed an equal degree of expertise. Everyone benefited from his many tips and suggestions about how to take better wildlife photographs.
Sorry for rambling on so, but it was a truly phenomenal weekend. Here are a few sample shots from the weekend. I will be putting up a photo album with more of my favorites after I get them all loaded.
I enjoy our coffee time together. I wish you well in the weeks ahead and may your endeavors yield the fruit that you desire.
Our Coffee Host
Don’t forget to stop by and visit Diana at Parttime Monster. You can check out other coffee sharers and find some really cool stuff about, well you just have to go visit to see.