Archive for March 2024

Hospitals

Hospitals are unique. I’m not talking about the building, but the environment, the people, and the stories written on the faces of patients and visitors alike. Few people I know want to spend any more time than necessary there except for medical folks or hospital shareholders 😀. I’ve observed that this place tends to bring…

Read More

“Atomic Habits”

Catchy book titles grab my attention. That’s the case with the book Atomic Habits. I discovered one fresh insight that was worth reading the entire book. Here it is: Whether good or bad, habits accumulate. They have a compounding influence I did not think about before.  Positive habits associated with productivity, knowledge, and relationships can…

Read More

March Madness

If you’re a college basketball follower, you’ll be familiar with the term “March Madness.” This expression goes back to the Illinois’ statewide high-school basketball tournament. In 1939, a spokesperson with the Illinois High School Association, Henry V. Porter, wrote an article called “March Madness.” He wrote, “A little March madness may complement and contribute to…

Read More

Seasons

I have a favorite season of the year. Spring. I love it for all the “sappy” reasons: trees budding, flowers blooming, life emerging. Sounds like an Emerson poem. My least favorite, don’t hate me, is Autumn. Yes, beautiful leaves are changing, etc. But, for me, it’s a reminder that the cold, the starkness of the…

Read More