Productive Password Management

If you haven’t experienced the misery of having one (or more) of your online accounts infiltrated by hackers, consider yourself lucky.   Unfortunately, my family is not in that lucky group. A few months ago, my husband and I spent an uncounted number of hours...

Productivity and Pain

Guest post by Rebecca Watkins, artist.   I was looking straight at the face of one of my favorite students and I couldn’t recall her name. “¡Excelente, señorita!” Once again, I successfully hid my memory issues from my students and coworkers by referring to...

I’ve Been Thinking…

In Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (animated version), one of my favorite scenes is a quick exchange between the villain, Gaston, and his sidekick, Lefoux.   Gaston:  Lefoux, I’m afraid I’ve been thinking. Lefoux:  A dangerous pastime! Gaston:  I know.   For...

The Death of Paper?

Is paper all bad?  Absolutely not. Is everyone trying to eliminate paper?  Nope. So, when is it okay to use paper?  Read on…   Despite the predominance of projectors, laptops, iPads, and shared filing systems, there just seems to be no substitute for a stack of...

Why Am I Procrastinating?

Everyone procrastinates from time to time – it’s human nature. We put off writing a report, calling potential clients, or starting what we consider a boring job. Here are a few of the excuses we give: I don’t have enough information. I’ll have more time tomorrow.   I...