The Week In “Say What?!”: Tom Waits + Cookie Monster

It’s so bad, it’s good.

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What It’s Like to Have ADHD

I think too many people assume ADHD is an “invented” or “bogus” diagnosis.  I assure you; it’s not.  This young man captures exactly what it’s like to have ADHD.  I know because my brother was diagnosed with it as a child, and I often spent time tutoring him to make up for what he wasn’t able to learn in class.   My brother wasn’t slow.  In fact, he was, and still is, quite quick witted.  He just didn’t have the attention span most kids did.  He preferred to run laps around the classroom or get into some mischief (as most little boys do).  I often used to tell him he should be an actor, because he was so good at improv and making up storylines to act out for our entertainment. He just wasn’t able to sit still long enough to write essays and complete math tests accurately.

Now, having been a producer in the entertainment and advertising industry, I am positive he would have excelled in my industry- …just like many other celebrities with ADHD.  I’m surrounded by some very talented people with ADHD.  It can be an asset once you learn to manage it…which is well illustrated in this video. “Max” (aka Josh) is going places.

For more information about ADHD and ADD, please read this.  You may be surprised at what you might find.

VanDusen Botanical Gardens Christmas Light Show

We were recently in Vancouver and were lucky enough to have time to check out this light show while in Vancouver. Here’s a smidge of the beauty we experienced while in British Columbia. Enjoy.

2013: The Year in Ideas

I love Ted Talks. All of these are worth watching again.

TED Blog

In 2013, TED published more than 250 talks, each with an idea worth spreading. And yet, certain ideas seemed to resonate throughout the year, as if speakers at different events were singing parts of the same choral symphony. As 2013 draws to a close, here is a look at some of the big ideas we parsed this year. Consider it the rousing finale to the year.

Humans and machines can work together to supersize growth.
At TED2013, Robert Gordon asked: Could it be that humanity’s greatest innovations are behind us? Economist Erik Brynjolfsson quickly countered, suggesting that if human beings can learn to “race with the machines” in the workplace, a major period of economic growth could be right in front of us. This idea ricocheted throughout the year: just this week, Marco Annunziata welcomed us to the age of the industrial internet, where smart machines that are…

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Potty Talk

Having a bad day?

My prescription: watch this video once every two to three hours. I have tears streaming down my face from laughing so hard. It’s so stinkin’ cute, I can’t stand it!

You’re welcome.