Entries in "travel"

December 31, 2007

my first 2008 trip to Cleveland

I'll be in Cleveland Jan 7-15, 2008. Places you might find me:

* at the Peter B. Lewis building on the Case campus, for work
* at Sergio's or That Place on Bellflower
* at Phoenix on Lee for tea on my birthday
* at the UUSC on Saturday night for Joe Jencks concert
* at a doctoral student's final qualifying meeting
* headed back to the airport after lunch on the 15th

June 13, 2007

21 days and counting

As Valdis commented at BFD a few months back, people don't move to California because of the weather. I've always thought of myself as an optimistic person, and I grew up in Connecticut and Switzerland, so snow, grey skies, and cold don't faze me much. There are a lot of people who move away from this area because they believe Cleveland is dying a slow death. In contrast, I remain optimistic about Cleveland's future. Click through to read why...

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March 18, 2007

the rhythms of work and life

Remember when Sunday was a day of rest? Now, it seems, Sunday too is being eaten up by the 24/7 workload and the neverending workday. I find that if I don't check email on Sunday afternoon, Monday can be completely overwhelming (even though I don't physically head for campus until Monday afternoon).

Of course, consultants have long begun their week of travel on Sunday nights, so that they can arrive at their client's locations on Monday morning. The drawback of such travel is....

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March 17, 2007

NEO homeowners have no idea how wonderful our area is

My family and I just returned from a combination vacation and neighborhood hunting trip to the South Bay/San Jose area, which is the nation's most expensive housing market. We're trying to figure out if we can live with the notion of 1/2 or 1/3 of our current square footage, and a mortgage three or four times as large.

It's not easy to think about giving up the tree-lined streets of Cleveland Heights. I've loved our house since the very first day I walked into it, the first day it was on the market. (The picture below was taken in May of 2005.)


And yet, there's still snow on the ground here, and it was so warm in California during our trip that we had to stop at Sears -- we hadn't packed enough t-shirts or shorts!

February 16, 2006

step 1: believe in yourself

Today Meredith Myers and Latha Poonamallee will be leading MGMT 251 students through a presentation skills workshop. As this essay by Carmine Gallo in Business Week points out, step 1 in delivering an effective presentation is to believe in yourself. The article offers other helpful tips as well.

I found the article online via the Tom Peters Newswire, which is a really helpful filter if you are looking for discussions of current business topics on the web.

There is also a collection of other presentation tips collected at my deli.cio.us tag about presentations, and at the aggregation of all popular deli.cio.us links on presentations. If you have not already seen Delicious, I recommend checking it out -- you can even integrate your list of tagged weblinks into your Blog@Case! Here's how.

Unfortunately, I cannot be in class today, because I am scheduled to fly to Chicago at 10:30 am for a board meeting in a professional association. I was elected last May to serve as a representative-at-large for the 2600+ members of the Organization Development and Change division of the Academy of Management. I'll be back Saturday evening. If anyone needs me before then, my office voicemail has my cellphone number.

January 13, 2006

my 2005 in cities

Inspired by Jason Kottke, here is the list of cities where I spent time in 2005:

Cleveland, Ohio*
Manchester, UK
Paintsville, Kentucky
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Honolulu, Hawaii
Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii
Portage Point, Michigan

Those cities marked with an * were visited multiple times on non-consecutive days.

Now, it's your turn: Blog your list of cities and get your friends to do the same. It'll be fun.

If you're feeling really generous, you can open a free account at 43 places and volunteer yourself as an information source regarding the places you have already visited. (If you're feeling jealous, you can also write your wish list of places you have not yet seen, but hope to visit someday.)