The Summer Clambake
As soon as the weather starts to warm up, I start thinking about one thing: hotdogs. There's just something about these simple sandwiches that make them the perfect summer food. They're easy to cook, and easy to eat, and they always taste great. Like most kids in the United States, hotdogs have played a big part in my growing up--I can still sing the jingles for Armor as well as for Oscar Meyer hotdogs.
“There weren't always dragons in the Valley,” Li-mont’s voice was hot with anger, “and now they come and feed on the forest animals!” She had hunted in the Trabian Valley all her life and never before had to compete with anyone for the deer except other Kalenky hunters. "Damn ugly, lumbering, belching hulks!” She shook her head in frustration, "It took us hunters a while to realize that the dragons were using us to find their prey more easily.” Li-mont stirred the dying coals in the fire while distractedly picking up a gnarled piece of branch wood with her mo-paw and tossed it aside. “They're obviously clumsy, but figuring out they have eyes like hawks, and can trace our hunt packs through woods took so long we lost a lot of game. And they're clever; they circle, line-of-sight to the mid-day sun so they are hidden in the glare.”
Dear Mom, You Forgot Me
Before he died, dad said that I had not yet grieved for your passing. That isn't true, I grieved for the 2 years you both lived with Linda and me -- long before your body died, I mourned your parting when you stopped recognizing me as your son, or even remembering my name.
Visual Thinking and Your Productivity
It's no secret that we're living in a visual world. From social media to advertising, just about everything we consume is delivered to us in a visually appealing way. And it's not only the external world that's becoming more visual; our internal thoughts and ideas are too. In fact, many people now prefer to think visually, using images and diagrams to help them understand complex concepts and problems. So if you're looking for a way to improve your productivity, it might be time to start thinking visually too.