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Achenblog: August 21, 2005 - August 27, 2005

Messages in the Clouds

    This morning there are high, lenticular clouds, scaly and thin -- sheets of ice particles higher than the airplanes. I discern a message about a change in seasons. Seasonal change is to be embraced, for it leads to...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 26, 2005; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (247)
 
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My Personal Architect

    Yesterday I promised to offer advice on staffing up. Many of us are at the age where we look around and realize we need to expand the payroll. Why rely on friends and family members and relatives when...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 24, 2005; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Terrible Power of Fresh Eyes

    When you get home from vacation, or, as in my case, from a research trip with vacational digressions, you suddenly see your normal, everyday, humdrum existence with the powerful instruments known as Fresh Eyes. It's almost scary. Fresh...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 24, 2005; 7:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (193)
 
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End of the Road

    Going home. Exhausted, rumpled, but broadened and deepened as a person and, more importantly, as a motorist. Put a couple thousand miles on the rental van. Loved the farmland of the Salinas Valley, though wondered who exactly was...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 22, 2005; 9:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Blogs Loving Blogs

    The big time, finally: Got a mention from the Romenesko media empire. This is because the Rough Draft column this week was about the blog. I try to stay away from reading Romenesko, because it sucks you in,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 22, 2005; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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