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  • Sunday mornings are really good, he types into the blogpost from his second cup of coffee. Unlike Saturdays, the second day of the weekend just has a more relaxing vibe that still leads to a plan for the day. We are moving slowly, enjoying quiet family time – anyone with teenagers knows “quiet” and “family time” are rare in any combination. And we’re listening to the NPR Weekend Edition while gearing up for morning church.
  • Jamestown Coffee Company is opening this week. This is cool on multiple levels. It’s the fulfillment of a dream for friends. It’s the end of all the planning. It’s the beginning of the adventure. And there’ll be a place to hit for coffee on the way in and out of Lexington for us. Connect on Facebook and Twitter. [Disclaimer: I like coffee. Alot.]
  • I’m reading SWITCH: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. Change is hard for anyone, and making a difference, making plans, making a way are all important in getting anything done. Direct the Rider, Motivate the Elephant, Shape the Path – easy enough to contemplate in the abstract, reading to see the thoughts in action in order to apply and move my own world as well. [ht: Amber Naslund]
  • I’m also reading THE HAPPINESS PROJECT by Gretchen Rubin. I started following her blog on the same subject through another link somewhere down the line (gotta love Serendipity, right?). Instead of being a Don’t-Worry-Be-Happy mantra-spouting site, she’s tackling some good thoughts on making your own thoughts and outlook be more about the positives, more about the magical and exciting than the downers and pessimism that so easily ensnares. Just getting started in the book and I’m not sure how far I’ll get, but I appreciate the reinforcement needed in my own mental state to stay proactively positive whatever comes our way.
  • The photo above was taken this past Thursday at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, walking in for the afternoon sessions of POSSCON. It’ll be another whole post or thirty to describe the excitement I have over connecting with folks in town over all things tech. I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science in 1990, but twenty years later I’m far more involved, far happier doing what I do, and far more positive about what’s possible in this new career path.

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