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Squid. My favorite cookbook of all time, and I can't give you the name - I'll explain later, has a recipe for squid. And it starts, paraphrased, "Everybody starts a recipe for squid with 'Clean the squid.' But nobody tells you how to clean the squid. Soooooo here's how you clean a squid."Chris Ha...
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The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin was required reading for my Level II Time Management and Productivity Specialist Certificate from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. The book is amusing, challenging and ever-so-slightly intimidating. Levitin walks his readers through progressiv...
01/16/2023
Bolt cutters 3′ tall. Weight 15lbs. I’m 5′ tall. I was swinging that thing around like it was a hotdog I was trying to keep from my son’s unruly dog, Bacon. And now I explain. I own a garden cart for work. Big basic black workhorse, carries 175lbs. Client taught me about mine two years ago to the...
01/12/2023
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For the first time ever, I forgot to check a potential client's address before I hit the road for a walk-through. Guess I could fly to Alaska. All joking aside, it's absolutely possible to create a virtual partnership with an Alaskan.
01/11/2023
ADHD 2.0 is Drs. Hallowell's and Ratey's latest collaboratively-written book. It's the simplest of their books that I've read, with a focus on updating and explaining concepts Hallowell and Ratey first introduced in their fundamental Distraction series, and a second focus on providing detailed, e...
01/09/2023
I'm recycling some of my review of Minter's first book: Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade to write this review ♥. Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale by Adam Minter is amusing, terrifying, inspiring, infuriating and depressing. Not the book itself, which is ...
01/02/2023
This makes me sad. I posted this article on Tuesday April 25, 2017 about a marvelous old bridge: "This steel-truss bridge, at peace in a grassy field in Edgewood, WA was something I passed for several months on my way to and from a client. It has a venerable history, having been built in 1925 and...
12/27/2022
Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade by Adam Minter is amusing, terrifying, inspiring, infuriating and depressing. Not the book itself, which is wonderful: Minter is an accomplished journalist with a unique understanding of his subject matter - junkyards, scrapyards, recycli...
12/26/2022
Sari Solden, MS and Michelle Frank, PsyD in A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD, a New Harbinger self-help workbook, teach self-validation. They approach their mission from deeply intimate perspectives: both women live with ADD, and both have dedicated their professional lives to supporting ADD-a...
12/19/2022
A friend of mine volunteers at Resilient Hearts Animal Sanctuary, so it's TOP NOTCH. They've got a fundraising party going on this Friday,  December 16, 2022 at The Dock in Fremont, 1102 North 34th Street, Seattle, WA 98103 from 6:00PM to closing. If you can't make the party - I'm letting you kno...
12/13/2022
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