29 August 2006

Busy and Sore on the Way to Balance

The last couple weeks have been ridiculously busy.  Between all the various things competing for attention, my work/life balance has taken quite a hit.  One area in particular was my workout schedule.

So I took some time for myself, enjoyed some relaxation with some friends and just rebalanced a little.  Finally on Sunday and Monday I was able to get back into the gym for a solid workout.  The feeling of happy tired is slowing returning as the endorphins kick in.  I vaguely remembered how it impacted me as I was whiling away the hours at work.  I would remind myself, get to it, it'll be good.  But then something would come up and it would get pushed.  Stop.  Rebalance.  Engage again, and happy tired now returns.

I'm very deliberate most of the time, but keeping the immediate needs lining up with the big picture throws me off just as much as the next guy.  Sometimes I wonder how other people keep their short and long aligned.

Any ideas?

21 August 2006

Reorganizing Writing

If you haven't noticed, I reorganized my blogs so that people can better find the writing that interests them.  You can find my writings about:

Feel free to check 'em out and update your bookmarks and subscription feeds as appropriate.  And don't hestitate to add some comments so I know what you think.


17 August 2006

My Babies Are Back!

My babies have been out of the country in Costa Rica for the last month.  This has made for a very tedious month for me.  Now that they are back, there is light in the world again.  Hearing their happy voices so anxious to tell me about their wonderful adventures just lifted me so far out of the muck.  I can't wait for tonight to spend some much needed time with them.

11 August 2006

Work Sucks...off to Vegas

Some friends from India are in the US and we are going to Las Vegas this weekend.

Introducing virgins to the city of sin is always interesting.

Wish me luck...

01 August 2006

A Sense of Community

This evening I had the chance to stroll with some friends from Mumbai and take in the beautiful night air of Newport Beach.  As we walked and chatted, we talked about how the rythym of their lives is so different in the communities they live and work from here in the US.

They spoke of how on Sunday the whole complex comes together to play cricket.  Regardless of age or ability, just for joy and community.  As they spoke I marveled yet again at the vibrant eloquence that is their everyday speech.  At one point they mentioned how people get really into the game and they fight and so forth.  They told me that I would only have to play one day and I would learn all the bad words that can be expressed in the rich Hindi language.

We wandered, and I wondered.  It never ceases to amaze me how people with such elegant command of speech would find so little opportunity to exercise it.  I found myself remaining intentionally quiet just so that I my ears could continue to be delighted with their unique use of our language.