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: Gold Medal Flour

: Ceasefire

: Meows it going?

: Nothing to kill or die for

: 33rd and Chicago

: Make every day count

: Stop funding war. Regardless of who started it, all war is war on the working class.

: Minneapolis. May 31st 2020

: We Rise Up Together. 💜 South Mpls

: Jillian and Leah. Hook and Ladder. Iron Ranger and Prairie Girl.

: Econoline

: Pin oak leaf pinned to ice

: Ice fishing at night

: Top 5 Sunday night albums, number one. “The Warm Moods” by Ben Webster. There’s something about …

: Top 5 Sunday night albums, number two. “Cimarron” by Emmylou Harris. Don Williams sang duet of …

: Top 5 Sunday night albums, number three. Gram Parsons “Grievous Angel”. The world needs more Emmylou …

: “Nashville Skyline” by Minnesota’s own Bobby Dylan. Top 5 Sunday night albums, number four. Lyrics …

: Velvet Underground’s “Loaded” Top 5 Sunday night albums, number five.

: Sunset after the first snowfall

: Minneapolisaurous

: Approaching vertigo in New York City.

: Ollie the bar dog. Barnes, Wisconsin

: Glowing path between lake and cabin

: Once upon a time there was this porcupine

: Pioneertown, California

: Happy first birthday in heaven, Dad. Love you and miss you

: Evaluating Managers: 5 heuristics to measure managerial impact abdulapopoola.com/2023/01/0… What does an effective manager look like? Am I an effective …

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: Snow blankets atop pines

: Always helpful to have extra eyes on the trail

: Found it!

: Stella Blue loves riding in the side by side while I plow snow

: First Christmas without Dad

: Happy Halloween!

: Lil’ Miss Stella Blue cannot peel her eyes away from the screen

: Chester Cheeto spent the morning exploring around the cabin and playing in the snow

: October snow

: Sunlight

: First snowfall of the season

: Paddle boarding in NW Wisconsin

: Chester Cheeto on his first boat ride

: Chicago

: Slava Ukraini! 💙 💛 When I think of Kyiv, I think of a beautiful city filled with kind, generous, and resolute people. I …

: At the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis

: The only other thing

: Giant Onion and bee

: Monarch on Swamp Milkweed

: Delightful Friday evening paddle on Lake Nokomis

: Spending Saturday morning with one of my favorite albums

: Cognitive Load and Domain Complexity Gene Kim and the folks behind IT Revolution are up to some great things as thought leaders in the …

: “In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

: Lots of people enjoying the winter sunshine on Lake Harriet in Minneapolis

: Magic Christmas Tree 🎄 🪚

: Christmas tree🎄

: I 💙 South Minneapolis

: Listen to the mothers

: Over twenty years have passed since I have been golfing. My husband, who has never once picked up a …

: Enjoying the new outdoor living space.

: Smoked salmon and grilled bison (bought from the co-op). In the pot was balsam fir, jack pine, blue …

: Portrait of my husband Dan. 💙💚🤍 Photo courtesy of our friend Dana.

: Spent today volunteering with my friends at The Sioux Chef and Indigenous Food Lab. We prepared and …

: Paella!

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: Pandemic Friday nights

: Closure to a long weekend of dead birch tree removal and cleanup. Dan is celebrating his hard work …

: Put in over 17 windy miles on the bike today! The calorie burn justified the cheeseburger takeout …

: As long as we’re shut in due to COVID-19, I’ll be playing guitar and violin (not at the …

: Appreciating long (and social distancing) walks outside while officials in the state of Minnesota …

: Loving kindness is an antidote to fear

: Felix and Chester Cheeto snuggle fest

: Good reminder

: Skied a section of the American Birkeneiner today to celebrate our 15 year + 1 day wedding …

: Nada surf released a new album!

: Magical night skiing the Luminary Loppet on Lake of the Isles

: Evening stroll in Vancouver

: 20 Ideas on Being a Better Person in 2020 Be kind. Do no harm. Seek to understand. Meditate daily. Take walks. Practice being present. Always …

: Excellent day for a long, quiet ski in the woods!

: Booties are perhaps Fenway’s least favorite winter accessory.

: Charity Majors kicking off Code Freeze 2020 with a strong message on the importance of high …

: “Pretend your time is worth $1,000/hr. Would you spend five of them doing extra work for free? Would …

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: Christmastime in Stockholm 🎄 🇸🇪

: Swedish fine dining

: Lit up älg and me in Stockholm

: Zen master Felix has always been a Prince fan 💜

: Every once in a while you get that high scoring hand to rub in your opponent’s face

: Fell in love with Langhorne Slim tonight

: Sunday morning walk to Minnehaha Falls

: Long Strange Trip Almost finished watching Long Strange Trip, a story on the Grateful Dead. The film does a fantastic …

: “Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.” Oscar Wilde

: Go Nats!

: Beautiful October evening for a brisk walk!

: Felix and I are cheering for the Astros

: The Importance of Getting to Done Just wanted to share with you a few thoughts on the definition of done, and why I believe it to be …

: Nice weekend away up north!

: Tonight I did something I almost never do. I went to the local movie theater solo to take in Roger …

: Rich Conversations Earlier this year I gave up on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and …

: Adam

: It’s time to start talking on the phone more by Amanda Mull in the Atlantic. I like the how the …

: Black capped chickadee

: White Breasted Nuthatch

: Pine Siskin

: Sunday night cruise

: Autumn and Mother Nature are dropping a few hints at what’s to soon come.

: Nature’s carpeted path carving through goldenrod and sumac.

: Minnesota native prairie with autumn approaching.

: Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (L.) G L Nesom. (formerly Aster novae-angliae L.), commonly known as …

: Sitting around the campfire in Frontenac. Listening to a Twins game. Aside from a squirrel pooping …

: Good times at the Minnesota State Fair with my sweetie pie

: Common Green Darner

: Enjoying a backyard campfire while listening to the Minnesota Twins game on the radio ⚾️📻🍸

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: Rose Buzz

: The Lowest Pair at Isanti Spirits.

: When I look at the sky I feel grateful for all who I’ve loved and lost.

: Ditch the Train The concept of a release train in software development is not new, although the folks behind SAFe …

: Three Emotions to Help You Succeed Willpower and grit are often praised as the paths to help us attain our goals and achieving success, …

: Lord Huron puts on one helluva show!

: Always a treat to see Erik and Paul, a couple of my favorite guitarists, play. A few of the boys …

: Trampled by Turtles at Bayfront Park in Duluth, Minnesota. 🥾 🐢 🎶

: Berrios seems to be frustrated on the mound and not as sharp as he usually is. ⚾️

: 1,826 Days My mother hated the 4th of July. I don’t know exactly why she didn’t like it, other than …

: Ol’ man river keeps rolling along

: Hanging out with Fenway

: At the St. Paul Saints game with my sister! ⚾️

: Ideal night for baseball ⚾️

: Do you have a problem in your life? No? ➡️ Then do not worry. Yes? ➡️ Is there anything you can do …

: One of the baby chipping sparrows flew out of the nest and onto my shoulder 💕

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: A termite walks into a tavern and asks, “Is the bar tender here?”

: Putting into Minnehaha Creek with a few friends who are in from out of town on a delightful …

: Ideal Friday nights involve🍿 📺 🛋

: Nice paddle on Lake Hiawatha tonight

: Chipping sparrows have built a nest and laid eggs in the juniper bush in our backyard!

: Don't Fix if Broken? Excellent article by Camille Fournier on boundaries in the workplace. Trying to fix other peoples …

: On the ride home from Winona, Minnesota I caught an episode of the NPR podcast It’s Been a Minute. …

: Unequal Scenes Johnny Miller, a South African photographer, has a storytelling project titled Unequal Scenes that …

: Invest 5 minutes to watch this video about what a man discovers inside his grandpa’s journals. …

: Disrupting the Tech Profession’s Gender Gap In 2016, technology industry recruiter Speak With a …

: Listening to Led Zeppelin’s IV on vinyl in the dark is the closest I’ll get to a spiritual …

: Happy Mother’s Day to my mom in heaven

: Onboard the When and If

: Sunset sail south of Key West⛵️🌅

: Fenway, the 13-year old neighbor dog and my buddy, loves taking walks to Minnehaha Creek

: Being Without Doing We seem to hate even simply the idea of being bored, let alone the actual state thereof. Walk just …

: Recently watched “A Monster Calls” per the recommendation of the therapist I’m …

: The Rise of Platform Authoritarianism | Ifeoma Ajunwa, J.D., Ph.D. The Rise of Platform Authoritarianism by Ifeoma Ajunwa, J.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor with a joint …

: Took a nice walk around Lake Harriet yesterday.

: Book Review: Why Buddhism Is True 📚 🔍 Wrapping up Robert Wright’s “Why Buddhism Is True” . Overall I enjoyed the book, …

: Daily yoga and 3-5 mile walks are good elixirs

: Acceptance Through Acrylics Lately I’ve found myself picking up my paintbrushes, dipping them into acrylic paints, and …

: Lessons of the Real Resistance: Choices might appear when people least expect them | The Atlantic …

: Traded in my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe for the Fender Mustang GT 100. Feeling a little dirty about …

: Google’s constant product shutdowns are damaging its brand | arsTECHNICA Developers gamble on a …

: Grand Old Game? It’s a memory ⚾️ | Star Tribune

: After several months of procrastination I am finally digging into Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” …

: Just wrapped up a successful neighborhood bookclub meeting where we dicsussed Michelle Obama’s …

: A Lesson in Being Present On my way to return the rental car I’ve been driving while my car has been in the shop I made a …

: Grief stirs up all sorts of emotions. I feel like I’m in a boxing ring with an unpredictable …

: Little Bit of Love Take a moment today to get out of your comfort zone to get to know someone you perceive to different …

: Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família. I studied it in my college art history class. It’s pretty amazing to …

: Life Gets Heavy Starting in 2010 my husband and I have been on a roller coaster of death and dying. The most …

: You Deserve Privacy Online. Here’s How You Could Actually Get It Time 🔐

: Apple revokes Facebook’s developer certificate over data-snooping app- Google could be next …

: It might be a good idea to shut off FaceTime: A bug in the Apple application gives callers access to …

: Good news about this Minnesota cold snap is that it’s helping our Ash trees. Experts say at 30 …

: Spent the morning playing guitar and violin at The Warming House’s Americana Jam. Learn more about …

: Today I am thankful for my dad getting out of the hospital 🎉

: Ethical Hypocrisy and Social Networks For as much joy Facebook has brought me over the years I can no longer contribute or support this …

: Best Tools for the Job When I was young I loved helping Dad with projects in and around our house. He taught me how to fix …

: Currently reading: Autumn by Ali Smith 📚

: George Jones’ “Memories of Us” makes my dad choke up, so I naturally get choked up …

: Mindfulness and Engineering A recent article on the Harvard Business Review discusses how mindfulness can help engineers solve …

: Burnout in the Tech Industry This past December I was invited to present at Agile Day Twin Cities. The theme for this years …

: How Google Tracks Your Personal Information Informative series of articles on how Google tracks your personal information. I knew GoogleAds was …

: Black-Capped Chickadee Graphite sketch of a black-capped chickadee all puffed up for winter. To conserve their energy …

: Woke up to fresh snowfall at the cabin today. Birds are busy at the feeder this morning. Chickadees, …

: “…only when one comes to listen, only when one is aware and still, can things be seen and …