Poem 1

Just once, I wish I could kiss you for an hour in the middle of a quiet park; Taste your beautiful lips.

Just once, I wish I could hold you in my arms and draw animals on your back; Paint you with my fingers.

Just once, I wish I could wake up with your head on my shoulder; Wrapped in the morning mist.

First time using Zoom for workshop

I made a bunch of mistakes (fumbled with displaying slides via Share Screen, got people’s names wrong). Also had a great time presenting a normally in-person 2-hour workshop via Zoom video conference!

Zoom tip: When I switched to Share screen mode I noticed all the participants names disappear. I want to be able to address them by name, so I wrote down their names on a piece of paper as soon as we were back in Gallery (Brandy Bunch) view (where names are displayed).

P2O Hot Pilates Confidence Speaking Workshop via Zoom, Apr 25 2020
P2O Hot Pilates Confidence Speaking Workshop via Zoom, Apr 25 2020

Pomp Podcast #256: Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya on How To Invest in This Crisis

The Pomp Podcast with host Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano and guest, Chamath Palihapitiya, the CEO of Social Capital, the Chairman of Virgin Galactic, and the owner of the Golden State Warriors. In this conversation, Chamath and Anthony discuss how billionaires quarantine, where Chamath currently has capital invested, how he thinks we can solve the structural issues in health and economics, why being a patient investor will pay off, where he is looking for opportunity right now, what he thinks should happen with the NBA, and how the world is going to change after the pandemic is over.

Technology Will Replace Essential Workers

Coronavirus pandemic stay-home orders, essential workers, and the need to learn an essential new skill-set.

My daughter is an essential worker at Target, and is very worried about getting infected by SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the public continues to shop at Target. She would LOVE to stay home and not risk hers and her son’s health.

Robots will eventually replace my daughter’s job in retail.

100 years ago a Switchboard Operator was an essential worker. That job doesn’t exist today, just like my daughter’s job won’t exist forever.

I used to do manual paste-up and layout for The Sacramento Observer newspaper in 1983. Then I lived through the invention of the Apple Macintosh, and within a few short years my entire skill-set was obsolete.

I had to learn everything from scratch on the Mac. It was scary, but Steve Jobs didn’t care if I was out of a manual newspaper paste-up job. And I knew people who weren’t able to make that leap from manual layout to desktop publishing.

There’s no such thing as job security!

What Part Of Public Speaking Makes You Nervous?

The public part or the speaking part?

The following Facebook comments from fellow Toastmasters provide a deeper insight than I imagined:

  • Author W. Faye Portman: “Speaking [part]. Saying the wrong thing.”
  • Linda Thompson: “Pubic part. I like talking.”
  • Clark Pierce: “For me it’s the public part depending on the audience and topic. I gave a speech about failure in my club about 8 months ago. I felt good about it as I was going to the meeting. When I got there we had 5 guests. I considered changing the speech to a more palatable subject so as not to be off putting to these guests and because I was feeling vulnerable with do many more new people than we normally have visit. I gave the speech anyway and I think over the next few weeks 3 of them joined.”

Moneydance – Move Category Transactions With Batch Change

If you use Moneydance for your accounting, like I do, and need to move a shitload of transactions from an old Category to a new Category, I just tried this technique from Kevin N. in the InfiniteKind forum – and it totally works.

Example time.

I have an old expense Category called:

“Business – Web & Graphics > Communications > Skype Calling”

This, and a couple of other Communication sub-categories, make up my current Communications category, and I want to consolidate/merge all these separate sub-Categories into one new Communication Category called:

“Business Expenses > Communication”

(I learned I can add Tags to each entry to differentiate between “Skype”, “Internet”, and “Cell phone service”, as well as “Graphics”, “Coaching”, and “T-shirts”).

Using Tags is awesome!

Move category transactions with Batch Change