Quote of the Day – John Seeley on Knowledge

I get a “this day in history” email as inspiration for the daily quotes. That way, if I have no personal inspiration that day, I have something to start my engine. I noted from that email, that on this day in 2003, the Wikimedia Foundation was announced, bringing more and more knowledge to the masses,…

Quote of the Day – George Carlin on Teams

I ran across the attached photo today, and I searched for a quote which allowed me to us the photo, fittingly, it’s George Carlin. Happy Monday, my friends. I often warn people: Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe…

Quote of the Day – Elbert Hubbard on Education

I just learned that April is Education month, amongst other things. I ran across this quote and laughed, as a college student, because I know this to be mostly true, except that some teachers matter, good teachers matter. So, today’s quote is a little tongue-in-cheek, sometimes it’s true. Academic education is the act of memorizing…

Quote of the Day – Carol Burnett on Falling Down

Heh. Today is Carol Burnett’s birthday! Not only is she groundbreaking, she’s downright hilarious. Laughter, what we need more of, in abundance. So, this reminder that you’ve got to stand back up after eating some pavement should be taken with a grain of salt. 🙂 You have to go through the falling down in order…

Teachers Matter

Subtext: the right teachers matter. We all know I’m currently in college. I’ve had the experience of good teachers and very BAD teachers. There are all types of teachers and usually the good ones leave and do something different/better and the bad ones get tenure? No, I’m kidding, that’s purely in jest. I’ve had my…

Charting Course

Or conversely, changing direction? Recently I posted a plea for advice as I was in a place where I had to make a decision, whether to subject myself to more schooling or to take my marbles and run. I choose to subject myself to more torture; however, this means that I have to change majors…

I don’t know…

I work in an industry where most people work on their own, yet inside a team, a group, or an office. The statement I never hear is “I don’t know.” (Used under Creative Commons: Thanks Karola Riegler!) At least, I don’t hear it enough. As someone who teaches people how to utilize a system that…

New Year, Old Habits

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle Every New Years’ eve we hear the same question over and over. “What is your New Year’s resolution?” Mine is always the same. I don’t make any. No goal is going to be achieved by making a snap decision…

My Week In Review

I’ve been pretty busy this week and I’ve seen some pretty awesome things this week. So I had to share. I would have normally broken them down into multiple posts but I don’t know when I’m going to be next in front of the computer. 🙂 Last weekend: I can’t help but gloat a little…