May 16

I’m hearing more talk, from my long standing clients, about requests/inquiries, from their own broad set of internal clients,……… of what “certifications” are available…. or @ least “almost”………. Perhaps in the recent past, the questions were more like “who’s available?….who can I use?”…….. now with the perspective of “credentials” added.
Will that become more normal…. even an expectation???
What preparation is needed if so………
What kind of “Certification or Credentials” …… Project Management? Risk? System Security?, etc. There are actually many.
Exploration is required by most organizations…………..NOW….before expectations get developed !!!

May 06

I used to think anyone who was 6o years old , or more, was out of touch. So now I’m clearly well past that spot of my own ageing…and much more accepting of past limitations that I projected on others….BUT it took me most of this year to accept the current feeling that I’m just not the man I used to fantasize I was……Good!!!! We just celebrated our 35th Anniversary………on to many more birthdays and celebrations for both Barbara and I And hopefully for you too!!!

May 05

Barbara and I went out to dinner…a bit late [4/26/87] but special to us. and unusual to do these days.

Some people didn’t think we’d make it that long……..

Was nice. Our love is still very “fresh”. We’re a very lucky couple. Looking forward to our 40th, and more…!

Forever!

Feb 08

This phrase captures a broad, deep sense of the near future that many of us exhibit. It’s extensive in my network. Physical. Mental. And Spiritually

Jan 28

Which do we feel……. or more importantly, ACT??? It seems to me, there is too little, by far, of HOPE in my network of contacts. I’ve always chosen to be optimistic, and with several plans, already 80% “Cooked”…ready for action/belief. So it’s both. Shifting intelligently. Without losing our total perspective on life. Perhaps takes considerable awareness and discipline…..even daily?!?!?!?

Jan 21

2/3’s through January, with snow happening, likely to stay for awhile…..but the days are longer with light even if only a bit….so Springtime looms……”feels”…….much closer. Very much to my liking. Patience [ never a strong suit of mine] is required. It will surely arrive, if I’m ready

Dec 06

This phrase captures a general sense, that many people in my network now have, about the near future…..CD-19….more reflection, personally going on for individuals…..within groups re-enforcing each other…Will it really be a new mentality….totally different…. Well,…..new…and….. different… but not unlike the “Uncertaincy” always there in the future. Physical. Mental . AND, surely now ,spiritually…….. all integrated…. which few of us get well done.

We shall see. I believe we will likely be required to be more mature…..more “Grown Up”. Hmmmm ….. I thought I was already there!! And @ my age, it is, now, a vey big change. Far beyond Cape Cod. Well beyond Massachusetts. And the U.S.A. The whole World!! Welcome to the future as it unfolds….

Nov 05

A fabulous October , creeping well into November, validates my long standing personal belief that Fall is the best , usually, of the 4 seasons for me! Old Chicago memories smack of “Winter”, sooner. This is nicer. Wherever you are, I hope the same for you. Lots of leaves left, ready to fall, but full of color. No need to travel elsewhere. “Daylight Savings” soon will darken the late afternoons , somewhat, surely as we approach Thanksgiving, but wonderful to have these pleasant set of days here, to catch up…enjoying fully, ourselves, our home, and the entire Cape.

Special……..

Nov 01

Wow……. Like the old saying goes…”time flies…” Well hopefully, it’ll be a mild winter. Most have been since we moved here….now almost 18 years ago. Interestingly, we have a trip scheduled to Chicago, in January?!?!?! Hopefully a fun one….to a grandson’s wedding. Will report here on the event

Oct 25

The colors are quite attractive here…. no need to travel much north for “leaf peeping”. Fall was/is my favorite season. If you press it too much, the message becomes a less enjoyable activity, from enjoying, to preparing cold/ice ,perhaps of coming months. Well… why let it turn to anything that might be negative……Isn’t it within our power to face each change with chosen happiness, rather than any worried anxiety. Here on the Cape, Winter is hardly ever as burdensome as it was in Chicago

Why not enjoy both….????. Check this blog stream in a few months to get my perspective then!!!

Sep 29

I have been reviewing mu own individual development plan………..incorporating a good deal from Garry Kasparov’s’ book [ referenced below]. Many lessons . Am reading it for the third time… more slowly….meditatively……..Very useful…. [ for years I assumed my speed allowed me to skim/summarize simultaneously…… of course now in hindsight,,,, missing a lot!……….it turns out.

I need, first to develop a great deal more patience and humility…even first. What Garry must have used, to get to be world chess champ @ 22! Normal business requires both now , I believe, not just chess. Though that’s a start!! My creeping progress on this quest is reflected in the “Blogs” recorded below, independently over the last 1/2 year. With more to come………here….throughout the 7th phase of my Life!

Sep 12

Expressed in numbers = 15%, 35%, 25%, 25%. Age has it’s own pace….useless to try to change it…………. simply be aware, Especially of others’ feelings, i.e. empathy. Garry’s recent book “Deep Thinking” leads into spirituality. Both, I believe, are more important than I ever practiced or was aware of, in my younger days. However I’m happy to have focused via these ratios now!!

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