Thursday, July 16, 2009
USA Today:"The conclusion, Dickens said, is that something other than carbon dioxide caused much of this ancient warming. "Some feedback loop or other processes that aren't accounted for in these models -- the same ones used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for current best estimates of 21st century warming -- caused a substantial portion of the warming that occurred during the PETM."
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
From David Allan: I’ve given numerous “drive-by” radio and TV interviews, the type that give you about fifty-three seconds…. They’ve forced me to distill my message to the bare essentials. A typical question is, “David, what’s the one thing we do that gets in the way of being productive?” Here’s my answer:
“It’s not one thing but five things all wrapped together: People keep stuff in their head. They don’t decide what they need to do about stuff they know they need to do something about. They don’t organize action reminders and support materials in functional categories. They don’t maintain and review a complete and objective inventory of their commitments. Then they waste energy and burn out, allowing their busyness to be driven by what’s latest and loudest, hoping it’s the right thing to do but never feeling the relief that it is.”
When I first read GTD, I laughed out loud because it described me so well.
(Hat Tip: What's Best Next)
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Todd Stocker's Weblog: "Recently, we found out that parts of her eye tissue were used immediately to help two people see: a 53 year old woman and a 9 year old boy. Let that sink in a bit. Makenzie closed her eyes on this earth on June 3rd and on June 4th, two others opened theirs. She gave her sight so others might see. It reminds me of the hymn line “I once was blind but now I see.”"