Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Cable Car conductor:
"How far are you going?"
"End of the line. Why?"
"Well, we're not going anywhere right now."
This is why.
Interestingly, according to the onlookers, the fire alarms went off and but a minute later SFFD were on the scene, which is why the fire from a burning clothes dryer only caused minor fire.
They are VERY aggressive fighting fires in SF. With the density of buildings, a minor blaze can become a major disaster frighteningly quickly.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Like a struggling flower pushing up through the dirt, your sense of responsibility has been growing slowly but steadily. Specifically, there is an underappreciated project or resource that you feel you can transform into something magical -- and you're right. So get out there and start making it happen. Take control and gather up your gang of helpers. This is the time to bring out all your healthy ambition and use it. Give yourself total responsibility -- you can handle the pressure.
This summer, what with turning 43, news that my mom is terminally ill and the need for me to take my path to the final level - the theme "It's time" is resonating stronger with me.
This summer, Ive done some self-examination and tried to shed the shackles of past memories. I still have some bad habits (procrastination, messiness) I'd like to get rid of, but now, It's time.
Last night I watched Gordon Ramsey on his new show (in the US) "Nightmare Kitchen" turn around a failing business - and although this was an edited feel-good program, it really demonstrated in a solid way the elements of success.
His focus and single-minded devotion in fixing the basics got results. He demonstrated, it isnt easy - but its not complex either. Anyone can do what they want, as long as they do it right.
What I want to do, what I aim to do - is simple, but it isnt easy.
That shouldnt stop me.