The Total CIO - Andy Blumenthal

Oct 20

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Oct 19

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Oct 18

The Painter

I love this picture of a painter that I took in Florida. 
Each of the circles on the tree are part of his color palette. 
He is standing on a ladder leaning against the tree, and reaching for the red paint. 
It is so cool that the painter is part of the painting that he is making. 
The integration of the person with his creative work—he is one with it!
I can practically feel the love of this person for what they do.
And IMHO, they are very good at it. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

The Painter

I love this picture of a painter that I took in Florida. 


Each of the circles on the tree are part of his color palette. 


He is standing on a ladder leaning against the tree, and reaching for the red paint. 


It is so cool that the painter is part of the painting that he is making. 


The integration of the person with his creative work—he is one with it!


I can practically feel the love of this person for what they do.


And IMHO, they are very good at it. ;-)


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Welcome Ebola To America!

While our self-declared intelligentsia has decided to keep the commercial flights open to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, experts are predicting that new ebola cases will reach 10,000 per week by December!
Moreover, the United Nations has warned that if Ebola is not controlled within the next 60 days, “the world faces an ‘unprecedented situation’ for which there is no plan.”
But by the time, we get our political will and act together, who knows…
What isn’t helping are publications like Bloomberg Businessweek, with another classic asinine article this time by Charles Kenny who writes—get this—that “A Travel Ban Is a Terrible Idea.”
While Kenny acknowledges “Travel restrictions have a long history as a tool against spreading infection” dating back already to the Middle Ages, Kenny is concerned about the “trade-offs” of quarantining the source countries—“because the benefits of contact outweigh the risks”—i.e. “People want to travel to see family and friends, visits places, work, or invest.”
Well Mr. Kenny, how about that people want to live and not die because of the irresponsible spread of this deadly virus? Two-thirds of the public, as well as many in Congress, and the media have already called for a common sense temporary travel ban. 
Kenny then goes on to exaggerate and talk about how laughable it is that we would “completely seal off the U.S. from the rest of the world” even though what we are talking about are just the countries where this deadly infection is currently raging. 
Further, Kenny is concerned not about containing the disease and protecting the more than 300,000,000 people in this country, but about the possibility that a ban on commercial flights “will deter people from volunteering to work in the region”—here again, Kenny ignores that specialized, trained people from the military, World Health Organization, Doctors Without Borders, and more are already being deployed—although too little too late. 
Incredibly, Kenny even compares Ebola to the common flu, and intimates that since we don’t quarantine for the seasonal flu, why should we do it for Ebola—uh, Mr. Kenny have you heard that Ebola has a 70% mortality rate! 
Finally, Kenny says in his defeatist way, “We live in a global disease pool. In the end, once a disease begins to spread, there’s no escaping an infection.”
Hello Mr. Kenny, we have a responsibility to prevent and protect our people—there is no place for your throwing in the towel on all of us—what a shame that Bloomberg makes this dangerous rhetoric the Opening Remarks for their magazine. 
There is long established protocol of quarantine to stop the spread of infection—not that it would necessarily be 100% successful, but at least it would help contain and control the spread from getting worse, and we would learn to improve as we go along, and live to fight and save more lives now and in the future.
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Welcome Ebola To America!

While our self-declared intelligentsia has decided to keep the commercial flights open to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, experts are predicting that new ebola cases will reach 10,000 per week by December!


Moreover, the United Nations has warned that if Ebola is not controlled within the next 60 days, “the world faces an ‘unprecedented situation’ for which there is no plan.”


But by the time, we get our political will and act together, who knows…


What isn’t helping are publications like Bloomberg Businessweek, with another classic asinine article this time by Charles Kenny who writes—get this—that “A Travel Ban Is a Terrible Idea.”


While Kenny acknowledges “Travel restrictions have a long history as a tool against spreading infection” dating back already to the Middle Ages, Kenny is concerned about the “trade-offs” of quarantining the source countries—“because the benefits of contact outweigh the risks”—i.e. “People want to travel to see family and friends, visits places, work, or invest.”


Well Mr. Kenny, how about that people want to live and not die because of the irresponsible spread of this deadly virus? Two-thirds of the public, as well as many in Congress, and the media have already called for a common sense temporary travel ban. 


Kenny then goes on to exaggerate and talk about how laughable it is that we would “completely seal off the U.S. from the rest of the world” even though what we are talking about are just the countries where this deadly infection is currently raging. 


Further, Kenny is concerned not about containing the disease and protecting the more than 300,000,000 people in this country, but about the possibility that a ban on commercial flights “will deter people from volunteering to work in the region”—here again, Kenny ignores that specialized, trained people from the military, World Health Organization, Doctors Without Borders, and more are already being deployed—although too little too late. 


Incredibly, Kenny even compares Ebola to the common flu, and intimates that since we don’t quarantine for the seasonal flu, why should we do it for Ebola—uh, Mr. Kenny have you heard that Ebola has a 70% mortality rate


Finally, Kenny says in his defeatist way, “We live in a global disease pool. In the end, once a disease begins to spread, there’s no escaping an infection.”


Hello Mr. Kenny, we have a responsibility to prevent and protect our people—there is no place for your throwing in the towel on all of us—what a shame that Bloomberg makes this dangerous rhetoric the Opening Remarks for their magazine. 


There is long established protocol of quarantine to stop the spread of infection—not that it would necessarily be 100% successful, but at least it would help contain and control the spread from getting worse, and we would learn to improve as we go along, and live to fight and save more lives now and in the future.


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Oct 17

This is sort of hilarious.
Check out the signs on either side of the road.
- Right lane closed.
- Left lane closed.
Even more stupid, notice that the signs are reversed (the left closure sign is on the right side of the road and the right closure sign is on the left side of the road)…oops.
Thank G-d, there were three lanes—at least for a little while. ;-)
(Source Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal)

This is sort of hilarious.


Check out the signs on either side of the road.


- Right lane closed.


- Left lane closed.


Even more stupid, notice that the signs are reversed (the left closure sign is on the right side of the road and the right closure sign is on the left side of the road)…oops.


Thank G-d, there were three lanes—at least for a little while. ;-)


(Source Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal)

Time, Our Most Precious Asset

Albert Einstein taught us how this world is governed by space and time. 
Before we are born and once we are gone, space and time no longer apply—we are in G-d’s realm.
Time is so important and precious, that even space is constrained by time—i.e. we cannot be in two places at the same time.
When it comes to time, we can never have enough and this pervades every aspect of our lives.
Here is a short list of how we are bound by time:
What Time Is It?
What Time Are We…?
Do You Have Time?
Can You Spare Some Time?
Who’s Got Time?
How Many Times?
How Much Time?
Do You Remember The Time That…?
Where Has The Time Gone?
Time Is Precious
This Time is Different
Only Time Will Tell
If Only There Was Time
Wish I Had More Time
Time is Too Short
It is Time
Time is Ticking
Time Flies
One Step At a Time
Maximize The Time You Have
Stop Wasting Time
Decision Time
Time To Change
Timeless
Timeline
Time Bound
Time Heals
Time is Money
In No Time
From The Beginning of Time
Once Upon A Time
There Was A Time
Now’s Not The Time
A Long Time Ago
Time To Getaway
Awesome Time
Great Time
Good Times
Bad Times
Marvelous Time
Excellent Time
Meaningful Time
Hopeful Time
Horrible Time
Depressed Times
Manic Times
Next Time
Time of My Life
Makeup Time
Time Out
It’s About Time
The First Time
This is The Last Time
There Is No Time Like The Present
Between The Time
About That Time
Same Time
Different Time
Parallel Time
Past Time
Make Time
Use Time
Spend Time
Save Time
Best Use of Your Time
Take Your Time
Short of Time
Losing Time
Taking Time
Stealing Time
Don’t Have Time
Some Time
No Time
Anytime
All of the Time
Every Time
Numerous Times
Exact Time
All The Time
At The Same Time
For The Time Being
Keep Time
Out of Time
Long Time
Short Time
Right Time
Wrong Time
Before It’s Time
Now is The Time
Past Time
Present Time
Future Time
Spacetime ContinuumTime Travel
(Not) Enough Time
Most of The Time
It’s The Only Time
Need More Time
Time is of The Essence
Tell Time
Local Time
World Time
Time Zones
Timetable
Timekeeper
Timekeeping
Time and Attendance
Overtime
Comp Time
Part Time
Full Time
Old Times
Modern Times
Wartime
Peacetime
Summertime
Wintertime
Springtime (wonder why there is no falltime?)
Setup Time
Time is on Your Side
Time of Redemption
Time of Mashiach (Messiah)
Time to Forgive
Time to Avenge
Judgement Time
Time Unfolds
End of Times
Confusing Times
Work Time
Busy Time
Down Time
Quiet Time
Meal Time
Bed Time
Nap Time
Starting Time
Ending Time
Almost Time
Happy Times
Sad Times
Holiday Time
Hopeful Times
Solemn Times
Special Time
Important Times
Tough Times
Structured Time
Lawless Times
Time of Doubt
Time of Birth
Time of Death
Time to Work
Time to Retire
Time Alone
Time Apart
Time Together
Me Time
My Time
Our Time
Family Time
Play Time
Party Time
Happy Hour Time
Game Time
Show Time
Movie Time
Real Time
Dinner Time
Lunch Time (no real breakfast time!)
Private Time
Time Stamp
Time Magazine
Thank You For Your Time ;-)
With special appreciation To Rebecca Blumenthal for brainstorming this with me—it was a fun time! 
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Time, Our Most Precious Asset

Albert Einstein taught us how this world is governed by space and time. 


Before we are born and once we are gone, space and time no longer apply—we are in G-d’s realm.


Time is so important and precious, that even space is constrained by time—i.e. we cannot be in two places at the same time.


When it comes to time, we can never have enough and this pervades every aspect of our lives.


Here is a short list of how we are bound by time:


What Time Is It?

What Time Are We…?

Do You Have Time?

Can You Spare Some Time?

Who’s Got Time?

How Many Times?

How Much Time?

Do You Remember The Time That…?

Where Has The Time Gone?


Time Is Precious

This Time is Different

Only Time Will Tell

If Only There Was Time

Wish I Had More Time

Time is Too Short

It is Time

Time is Ticking

Time Flies

One Step At a Time

Maximize The Time You Have

Stop Wasting Time


Decision Time

Time To Change

Timeless

Timeline

Time Bound

Time Heals

Time is Money

In No Time

From The Beginning of Time

Once Upon A Time

There Was A Time

Now’s Not The Time

A Long Time Ago

Time To Getaway

Awesome Time

Great Time

Good Times

Bad Times

Marvelous Time

Excellent Time

Meaningful Time

Hopeful Time

Horrible Time

Depressed Times

Manic Times

Next Time

Time of My Life

Makeup Time

Time Out

It’s About Time

The First Time

This is The Last Time

There Is No Time Like The Present

Between The Time

About That Time

Same Time

Different Time

Parallel Time

Past Time

Make Time

Use Time

Spend Time

Save Time

Best Use of Your Time

Take Your Time

Short of Time

Losing Time

Taking Time

Stealing Time

Don’t Have Time

Some Time

No Time

Anytime

All of the Time

Every Time

Numerous Times

Exact Time

All The Time

At The Same Time

For The Time Being

Keep Time

Out of Time

Long Time

Short Time

Right Time

Wrong Time

Before It’s Time

Now is The Time

Past Time

Present Time

Future Time

Spacetime ContinuumTime Travel

(Not) Enough Time

Most of The Time

It’s The Only Time

Need More Time

Time is of The Essence

Tell Time

Local Time

World Time

Time Zones

Timetable

Timekeeper

Timekeeping

Time and Attendance

Overtime

Comp Time

Part Time

Full Time

Old Times

Modern Times

Wartime

Peacetime

Summertime

Wintertime

Springtime (wonder why there is no falltime?)

Setup Time

Time is on Your Side

Time of Redemption

Time of Mashiach (Messiah)

Time to Forgive

Time to Avenge

Judgement Time

Time Unfolds

End of Times

Confusing Times

Work Time

Busy Time

Down Time

Quiet Time

Meal Time

Bed Time

Nap Time

Starting Time

Ending Time

Almost Time

Happy Times

Sad Times

Holiday Time

Hopeful Times

Solemn Times

Special Time

Important Times

Tough Times

Structured Time

Lawless Times

Time of Doubt

Time of Birth

Time of Death

Time to Work

Time to Retire

Time Alone

Time Apart

Time Together

Me Time

My Time

Our Time

Family Time

Play Time

Party Time

Happy Hour Time

Game Time

Show Time

Movie Time

Real Time

Dinner Time

Lunch Time (no real breakfast time!)

Private Time

Time Stamp

Time Magazine


Thank You For Your Time ;-)


With special appreciation To Rebecca Blumenthal for brainstorming this with me—it was a fun time! 


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Oct 16

A Jewelry Kiss

I really like these Hershey’s chocolate…earrings!
No, they are not really made out of chocolate., but they are in the shape of chocolate kisses!
There are different colors based on the gemstones of the person’s birth month. 
There are also similarly rings and necklaces in the shape of the Hershey Kisses.
What a nice way to tell someone you love them and give them a jeweled, if not chocolate, kiss. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

A Jewelry Kiss

I really like these Hershey’s chocolate…earrings!


No, they are not really made out of chocolate., but they are in the shape of chocolate kisses!


There are different colors based on the gemstones of the person’s birth month. 


There are also similarly rings and necklaces in the shape of the Hershey Kisses.


What a nice way to tell someone you love them and give them a jeweled, if not chocolate, kiss. ;-)


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

"The Chief"

So swimming in Florida last week, I couldn’t help but think about my years back at Eagle Day Camp.
First as a camper, then counselor, and finally lifeguard at this fairly large Orthodox Jewish children’s camp in Rockland County, New York. 
As a camper, I hated swimming and the smelly, musty, and overcrowded locker rooms.
When I was only about 6-7 already, I told my parents, I would only go to camp, if I didn’t have to swim—after a lot of fuss, I got them to agree.
But years later, I learned to love swimming—the gorgeous outdoors, calming water, and health and therapeutic effects. 
I worked with “The Chief” (Norman Garfield, pictured at left) for many years…he was a radio talk show host and actor, and in camp played the starring role of Chief Taka Zeis, last of the Gutta Neshamah (Yiddish for Good Soul) Tribe.
He entertained the children like no one else could—with made up chants of “Tzitsamagoo!”, his silly outfits (notice the unmatched socks in addition to the feather hat), and to songs like “Let the Sun Shine In,” he was always someone that could be counted on to safely watch the children swim, teach them, and make them laugh. 
One Summer, The Chief, encouraged us (the other lifeguards) to sign up for the Red Cross Swim and Stay Fit program, and I think I swam 20-30 miles in between lifeguarding over about 6-8 weeks. 
Those were some fun times with The Chief and some of my old friends like Mark Stadtmauer, Elissa Rothman (Brodsky), and many others. 
Today, just a few months post hip surgery, I once again appreciate the swimming, and try to go as often as possible for health reasons. 
I am thankful for those years and for the ones granted now. ;-)
(Source Photo: Who The Heck Remembers)

"The Chief"

So swimming in Florida last week, I couldn’t help but think about my years back at Eagle Day Camp.


First as a camper, then counselor, and finally lifeguard at this fairly large Orthodox Jewish children’s camp in Rockland County, New York. 


As a camper, I hated swimming and the smelly, musty, and overcrowded locker rooms.


When I was only about 6-7 already, I told my parents, I would only go to camp, if I didn’t have to swim—after a lot of fuss, I got them to agree.


But years later, I learned to love swimming—the gorgeous outdoors, calming water, and health and therapeutic effects. 


I worked with “The Chief” (Norman Garfield, pictured at left) for many years…he was a radio talk show host and actor, and in camp played the starring role of Chief Taka Zeis, last of the Gutta Neshamah (Yiddish for Good Soul) Tribe.


He entertained the children like no one else could—with made up chants of “Tzitsamagoo!”, his silly outfits (notice the unmatched socks in addition to the feather hat), and to songs like “Let the Sun Shine In,” he was always someone that could be counted on to safely watch the children swim, teach them, and make them laugh. 


One Summer, The Chief, encouraged us (the other lifeguards) to sign up for the Red Cross Swim and Stay Fit program, and I think I swam 20-30 miles in between lifeguarding over about 6-8 weeks. 


Those were some fun times with The Chief and some of my old friends like Mark Stadtmauer, Elissa Rothman (Brodsky), and many others. 


Today, just a few months post hip surgery, I once again appreciate the swimming, and try to go as often as possible for health reasons. 


I am thankful for those years and for the ones granted now. ;-)


(Source Photo: Who The Heck Remembers)

Oct 15

Super What

First, I thought this was an advertisement for a DJ (there is a DJ Arturo).
But then I looked this up on the Net. 
On Twitter: “Christian man living in DC and shining a bright light on a dark world. The mask protects me and the ones I love from retribution.”
So not sure what this really is:
- Vigilante (“None Violence”) Crime Fighter
- Superhero wannabe
- Whistleblower
- Hot Air Blower
- Nut job
Anyway, hope you are lawful and one of the good guys! ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Super What

First, I thought this was an advertisement for a DJ (there is a DJ Arturo).


But then I looked this up on the Net. 


On Twitter: “Christian man living in DC and shining a bright light on a dark world. The mask protects me and the ones I love from retribution.”


So not sure what this really is:


- Vigilante (“None Violence”) Crime Fighter


- Superhero wannabe


- Whistleblower


- Hot Air Blower


- Nut job


Anyway, hope you are lawful and one of the good guys! ;-)


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Want To Ride The Falafel Bus?

Falafel is a funny sounding food, but actually tastes pretty good. 
The best that I’ve ever had was in Tel Aviv with spicy falafel balls, hot french fries, and loads of creamy Tehina stuffed in the pita.
Only thing better is with juicy grilled schwarma, right off the rotating fire spit, and hot sauce, and for that try Max’s in Silver Spring. 
One of my friends used to joke about the guy with an accent selling falafel, but who used to ring out (what sounded like), “Pizza and Palapel!” 
In terms of getting it from a curbside bus—only if it is hot and kosher. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Want To Ride The Falafel Bus?

Falafel is a funny sounding food, but actually tastes pretty good. 


The best that I’ve ever had was in Tel Aviv with spicy falafel balls, hot french fries, and loads of creamy Tehina stuffed in the pita.


Only thing better is with juicy grilled schwarma, right off the rotating fire spit, and hot sauce, and for that try Max’s in Silver Spring. 


One of my friends used to joke about the guy with an accent selling falafel, but who used to ring out (what sounded like), “Pizza and Palapel!” 


In terms of getting it from a curbside bus—only if it is hot and kosher. ;-)


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Oct 14

Not Exactly A Genie

Okay, we all like a genie in a bottle (with G-d’s help) to grant us our wishes for the good. 
A colleague told me that if he had a genie in a bottle, his first wish would be to have infinite wishes; his second wish would be for all his wishes to come true; and his third wish would be that all the wishes would be free of ambiguity such that the intent would be fully clear—nice!
But this here is no genie…this is an umbrella in a bottle. 
Twist the top (handle) and pull it from the bottle (case) and whoola, an umbrella. 
Cute design, but when I tried to open the umbrella, it felt functionally, like a piece of garbage (IMHO). 
Oh genie, how about an umbrella that actually works and who cares if it’s in a bottle or not. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Not Exactly A Genie

Okay, we all like a genie in a bottle (with G-d’s help) to grant us our wishes for the good. 


A colleague told me that if he had a genie in a bottle, his first wish would be to have infinite wishes; his second wish would be for all his wishes to come true; and his third wish would be that all the wishes would be free of ambiguity such that the intent would be fully clear—nice!


But this here is no genie…this is an umbrella in a bottle. 


Twist the top (handle) and pull it from the bottle (case) and whoola, an umbrella. 


Cute design, but when I tried to open the umbrella, it felt functionally, like a piece of garbage (IMHO). 


Oh genie, how about an umbrella that actually works and who cares if it’s in a bottle or not. ;-)


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Oct 13

Purple Hair Day

This lady in line at Starbucks apparently likes purple, a lot. 

It seems a pretty common favorite among many women.

One that I know claims she ALWAYS wears something with purple.

When I saw her a couple of times seemingly without any purple clothing or accessories, I asked innocently, “So no purple today?”

She replied with a big grin, “Oh, it’s there!”

Yikes, TMI—don’t ask so many questions. ;-)

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Purple Hair Day

This lady in line at Starbucks apparently likes purple, a lot. 

It seems a pretty common favorite among many women.

One that I know claims she ALWAYS wears something with purple.

When I saw her a couple of times seemingly without any purple clothing or accessories, I asked innocently, “So no purple today?”

She replied with a big grin, “Oh, it’s there!”

Yikes, TMI—don’t ask so many questions. ;-)

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Oct 12

Going With Happiness

We went to synagogue yesterday and the Sukkot celebration today at Chabad in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Such lovely warm and welcoming people—thank you Rabbi and Rebbetzin Schneur for your very gracious hospitality.

My wife and I both cried at the services and in getting in touch with our inner Torah spirituality.

Somehow, Chabad brings out the best in others, and they did it with us as well.

Here I stood next to the picture of the Rebbe and I looked into his eyes and was strengthened.

I remember many years ago, Dossy and I went to visit at Chabad headquarters in Crown Heights, New York and we received a blessing from the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

He told my wife to always go with happiness (“B’sever panin yafot”).

Today was a little fulfillment of that. ;-)

(Source Photo: Dossy Blumenthal)

Going With Happiness

We went to synagogue yesterday and the Sukkot celebration today at Chabad in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Such lovely warm and welcoming people—thank you Rabbi and Rebbetzin Schneur for your very gracious hospitality.

My wife and I both cried at the services and in getting in touch with our inner Torah spirituality.

Somehow, Chabad brings out the best in others, and they did it with us as well.

Here I stood next to the picture of the Rebbe and I looked into his eyes and was strengthened.

I remember many years ago, Dossy and I went to visit at Chabad headquarters in Crown Heights, New York and we received a blessing from the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

He told my wife to always go with happiness (“B’sever panin yafot”).

Today was a little fulfillment of that. ;-)

(Source Photo: Dossy Blumenthal)

For The Love Of Pizza 

So I was at an eatery (not this one) in South Florida. 
I order a sandwich, and I must’ve been in a little mood.
The waiter says to me, “Do you want it with everything?”
And I smiled and said, “Yeah, especially the everything!”
Then when we were done eating, I get up to pay at the counter, and pull out my plastic. 
The cashier says to me, “We only take cash.”
I smile again and now playing with her respond, “Well, I only pay plastic, now what do we do?”
I was only joking around as I pull out the few bucks of cash I happen to have in my pocket (note: I rarely even carry paper money in the age of technology).
As I left, I thought about the brief exchanges and sort of laughed to myself. 
It doesn’t pay to take a hard and fast line with people…
Much better to be flexible like, “What would you like on your sandwich (we have X, Y, and Z)?” or “Cash or credit today Sir?”
Being all or nothing just provokes an occasional smart aleck to pay a little back. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

For The Love Of Pizza

So I was at an eatery (not this one) in South Florida. 


I order a sandwich, and I must’ve been in a little mood.


The waiter says to me, “Do you want it with everything?”


And I smiled and said, “Yeah, especially the everything!”


Then when we were done eating, I get up to pay at the counter, and pull out my plastic. 


The cashier says to me, “We only take cash.”


I smile again and now playing with her respond, “Well, I only pay plastic, now what do we do?”


I was only joking around as I pull out the few bucks of cash I happen to have in my pocket (note: I rarely even carry paper money in the age of technology).


As I left, I thought about the brief exchanges and sort of laughed to myself. 


It doesn’t pay to take a hard and fast line with people…


Much better to be flexible like, “What would you like on your sandwich (we have X, Y, and Z)?” or “Cash or credit today Sir?”


Being all or nothing just provokes an occasional smart aleck to pay a little back. ;-)


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Oct 11

See It Change

This was a pretty cool effect at this hotel (The Sonesta) in Fort Lauderdale, where we stopped to cool off for a few minutes.
In the lobby, they have these wavy lines over the entire walls and doors where you come in. 
But what is even better is that the lines change color.
Here you can see three pictures of a door in the lobby.
One minute they are pink, next orange, and then yellow. 
The funny thing is I barely noticed it when I was there.
It is was such a subtle change.
Maybe that’s the way to make change really take in your life—incrementally, rather than violently and abruptly.
Then instead of withdrawal and personal convulsions, you have a new and hopefully better you! ;-)

See It Change

This was a pretty cool effect at this hotel (The Sonesta) in Fort Lauderdale, where we stopped to cool off for a few minutes.


In the lobby, they have these wavy lines over the entire walls and doors where you come in. 


But what is even better is that the lines change color.


Here you can see three pictures of a door in the lobby.


One minute they are pink, next orange, and then yellow. 


The funny thing is I barely noticed it when I was there.


It is was such a subtle change.


Maybe that’s the way to make change really take in your life—incrementally, rather than violently and abruptly.


Then instead of withdrawal and personal convulsions, you have a new and hopefully better you! ;-)