Follow the Bouncing Ball

With all the various projects and work stuff clamoring to get done, I’m starting to feel like the proverbial bouncing ball.

Boing! Talk to this client. Boing! Get that paperwork done! Boing! Add this idea to the to-do list. Boing! Research that article and get quotes. Boing! Meet this deadline. Boing! Boing! Boing!

In the course of all my boing-ing around, I’ve run across some items I thought you might find interesting. For your enjoyment, in no particular order:

Suzanne Clothier, one of the best dog trainers in the country, and certainly one of the most original thinkers in the dog world, has started a blog. If you like your dog news served up in a funny, erudite style, go have a look. You’ll be glad you did.

If you have a daughter, you should have her watch this. (Thanks to Holly over at DogsNHorses for the find.)

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Another great source for excellent dog training tips via numerous free articles and videos is Ian Dunbar’s DogSTAR site.

If you’re interested in creativity and the plight of education, have a listen to this talk by Sir Ken Robinson. He makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. It’ll be the best 20 minutes you’ll spend all week. I promise.


And while I’m at it, if you like listening to leading edge thinkers, you’ll really enjoy the speakers who participated in the TED Conference.

potato-masher1 Having recently placed the last of my seed orders, I came across this potato masher in my Seeds of Changecatalog. If you grow potatoes or your family loves mashed potatoes, this design is, bar none, the absolute best for the job. I’ve been looking for this style for ages. The old-time version I stole from my grandmother many moons ago (not really, she gave it to me) had finally broken. Unlike this entire stainless steel construction, mine had a wooden handle that finally cracked after 60 years. So I treated myself, and I expect it will last long enough for my future granddaughter to be able to steal it from me. You can find them at most good kitchen stores, but Seeds of Change had the lowest price I could find.

Have fun!

As well, if you’ve come across any treasures in your web travels, please share.


5 thoughts on “Follow the Bouncing Ball”

  1. Oh my……buttermilk garlic mashed potatoes, made with love and a perfect potato masher. The love is in the details….

    Also, spot on about the phony beauty stuff! I lived in Hollywood for 25 years….twenty five years too long.

    All is well now…..BTW, mashed potatoes are beauty food for the soul!

  2. Thank you for the linky love! I watched the Sir Robinson vid and liked it well enough to both add it to my blog and to send it in a family email since 2 of my sisters and sister in law are immersed in education. I thought it was fascinating and thought provoking.

    I have also added Suzanne Clothier to my blog roll.

    I thought the Dove commercial was also a peek into what real life verses commercialism shows us. I have tried very hard to raise both my son and my two girls to believe they are smart, good looking and accomplished. They need to believe in themselves, they need to know they don’t have to depend on how they look to be successful. They need to make their priorities something that isn’t as transient or as superficial as how they look.

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