napa

It’s been a while. Well over a year since I’ve visited Napa, for business or pleasure. I suppose that the pandemic is to blame, like many of us who wanted to travel but decided to self-quarantine. Maybe some of use wanted to travel but no shops or stores were open. 

This isn’t a political commentary on the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s simply an observation. Just as many of the businesses wanted to remain open, many of us wanted to get out of the house, many of us could not get out due to concerns about COVID and/or government regulations. 

But, I love the way the way many businesses were able to work around the mandates and directives. Hooray for Napa and St. Helena! 

time and accrual

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Some things that have crossed my mind in the last 24 hours: 

  • Parkinson’s Law—a task will shrink or expand to fit the time allotted to it. 
  • Protect your calendar.  
  • The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.

“This past year [2020] has taught me that ritual is the antidote to chaos. Small rituals, when practiced daily, give a sense of order to the mind.”  

ac·cru·al (/əˈkro͞oəl/)

[noun] the accumulation or increase of something over time   



intentional

The new year typically prompts review and reflection. Everywhere you look, there are blog posts, news pieces, and clever marketing focusing on the year that was and the year that could be. 

2020 seems to have intensified this cycle. And, while I am not one for resolutions, I have been reflecting on the ways I could improve. My current train of thought: no lame resolutions, only strong executions. With that, I've decided to focus on intent. 

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Fournier 30pt, mirror image