Don’t throw the bath water out just yet…

Don’t throw the bath water out just yet…

Signed up for a course in the fall from the free database at Coursera called Creativity, Innovation and Change.  I am a stickler for innovation.  A friend and co-worker commented the other day about my use of mind-mapping that she had never heard of it before I arrived at my current local, job.  I am  not [...]

Reflection…short and long-term thinking.

Reflection…short and long-term thinking.

Sometimes, I feel like I'm constantly in the dental chair.  (Nothing against dentists, but it is not my favorite place to be, even with the sonic cleaning tools.) It is a challenge to engage the students in strategic thinking, to discuss the overall short and long term impacts on a business as well as the [...]

Year of Natural Scotland

http://youtu.be/pI2CrLYrLAk VisitScotland, the national Tourist Board of Scotland has designated this year as the Year of National Scotland. Every year Scotland promotes it brand in unique ways. They have encapsulated the attributes of their brand by affixing the adjectives, Enduring, Dramatic and Human. These words have been around for awhile now and allow for adaptation [...]

Slàinte Mhath to Robert Burns, 25th of January

Slàinte Mhath to Robert Burns, 25th of January

Well Burns night is almost upon us. Going to try to make a nice meal and pull out my Rabbie Burns poetry books, plop a fireplace DVD into the TV or watch Spartacus on Starz... I really do miss my haggis, neeps and tatties. Ode to a Haggis by Robert Burns Fair fa’ your honest, [...]

The ghost of Thompson Hall….

The ghost of Thompson Hall….

I have only told this story to a select few because of that age-old fear of being labeled "crazy", but well, I really do believe in ghosts. I have encountered a few in my life and shouldn't be ashamed. Here is the earliest I can remember. I thought it would be appropriate for this day. [...]