What We’re Reading – May Edition…


Time to give an update on what books we’re cycling through. We made some really good discoveries which make us smile throughout the day — a knowing smile.   With the release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, we’ve been on a journey of discovery since we weren’t exposed to…

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AWSI: Active Exploration is E for Everyone…


It all started with a piece from the NY Times Review section titled “Let the Kids Learn Through Play.” Curious, we stopped to give it a read through. The head scratcher is why the discussion is centered around “kids” with an emphasis on pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. It is time for an active exploration breakout — make it rated “E” for everyone, because every can benefit from more “play” and active exploration on a daily basis.

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AWSI: Bono, the Light Bulb and More…

We are always a “wee bit” behind in our reading. There’s so much good stuff out there that we have to sort by what’s time sensitive. This post addresses something we saw in the Sunday NY Times from May 3. Datelined VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, which is always an attention getter because we feel that it is one of the most beautiful and zen places on earth, we read on.


AWSI: Who’s the Tosser? Who’s Genuine?

Last weekend a bout took place featuring an undefeated champion. Don’t groan. It isn’t the one that you may be thinking of with a very expensive Pay-Per-View (PPV) package. In fact, it took place nearly 1300 miles East…in Omaha, Nebraska during Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting. The champion defending his title… more »


AWSI: Ponderables in the WSJ Review – Part 2

It was easy enough to blast past this essay with the title “Get a (Real) Summer Job.” Seemed not relevant but what the heck, might as well scan the byline and see who wrote the piece.
Hang on… Really? Made us curious because that was a description we were not expecting for a piece that ended up being over 2300 words.


AWSI: What’s Visceral Got To Do With It…

Our periodical “ponderments” over the weekend weren’t limited to The Wall Street Journal. We had some time to catch up on “The Times” (as in The New York Times) and the “Pink” section of The San Francisco Chronicle. What caught our eye was a word in common, “visceral,” that was used in talking about a new theater production and a new film…


ASWI: Lots of Ponderables in the WSJ Review – Part 1

This week, a serendipitous occurrence reminded us that we really need to get back to doing some AWSI posts. The Review section of the weekend Wall Street Journal was chock-full-of -ponderables that engaged our curious minds…


Gorillaz Three-For…

The Jukebox is at it again — This time it is a Gorillaz song. I knew the ditty and some of the lyrics (which happen to be looping continuously in my head presently), but not the name. Thanks to iTunes and Google, figured it out: Dare by the Gorillaz. You’ve… more »