There is a moment in every dawn when light floats, there is the possibility of magic. Creation holds its breath. —Douglas Adams


Allison dancing the korobushka.

This blog is primarily a journal to document the wonderful surprises that show up in my life when I’m looking the other way. Maybe it’s a mid-life crisis thing, but I think it would be really lame-o if I didn’t document somewhere the good things and people I have bumped into during my journey.

Plus and also, I just learned about this blog2print service. So maybe someday I can put all of this randomness together in a print copy of my personal history that future grandkids and their great grandkids will have to lug around from planet to planet, until they finally give up and re-digitize it.

I’ll include some other things here too: links to products, services, and causes I support. This site (not unlike me) is always a work in progress, so no judgy judgy.


p.s. I’m working on a fundraiser right now for at-risk youth. You can help! Visit Healing with Horses-Utah to learn more.

keywords: education, technology, translation, travel, Spanish, musicology, arts & culture, creativity, minimalism, tiny homes, folk, Latin American Art Song, Fulbright

product: IDEO, Cooper, Pragmatic Marketing, Silicon Valley Product Group, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Business Model Generation, Value Proposition Design, dSchool, Innovator’s Dilemma, Rework, Managing Product Management, The Product Manager’s Desk Reference, Tuned In, Inspired, Don’t Make Me Think, Rocket Surgery Made Easy, The Inmates Are Running the Asylum, About Face, What Customers Want, Personal MBA, The Lean Startup, Running Lean, Scaling Lean

leadership: Energy Leadership, Greanleaf Center for Servant Leadership, The Arbinger Institute, The Landmark Forum, Patrick Lencioni, The Wiseman Group, Ken Blanchard

other: Keirsey, Myers-Briggs, DiSC Assessment, Strengthsfinder, The Four Temperaments, Child Whisperer, Dressing Your Truth, DoTerra, Thrive Life, Biomagnetism, SimplyHealed, Convention of States, HeartMath, Natural Lifemanship, Parelli Natural Horsemanship

places: Redmond, WA; Tacoma, WA; Concepción, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Vancouver, WA; Portland, OR; Chicago, IL; Bloomington, IL; Salt Lake City, UT


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Il mundo è bello perché è vario.