Sunday, July 26, 2009

Cool Morning Air

On this late July morning I wake to the birds chirping,twiddling and joined by squirrels chattering. I brew my coffee then walk out onto the deck. The neighborhood is still asleep but the symphony of natural sounds fills me with a freshness that will last me for hours. This is a marvelous way to start the day!

Friday, July 24, 2009


I brought out the pedometer today just to see if working toward a goal of 5 miles a day would help me walk more. I ended a typical work day with only 2.23 miles so I've got a ways to go to meet the daily goal. But someone told me today about Kaizen, a Japanese management philosophy that promises big rewards through continuous incremental change. So I'll see what happens on Monday, another typical work day.

I have to hold Saturday and Sunday differently since I walk each morning with one of my grown kids: one around a track on Saturday and another in the neighborhood of NW Portland before church starts.