Extra Points: Calamity Doesn’t Call

This past week, Southern California and Nevada were rocked by two earthquakes. If you were watching the news, you saw plenty of video footage of people at home, at work, and recreating when the last quake on Saturday night hit. Having been a part of several...

Extra Points: The Cost of Waiting

I enjoy cooking. While weekends seem to allow me more time to try new recipe ideas, the weekdays can also be a good relief from the work day. Barb and I try to share the duties, although I often need reminding (which won’t shock many of you who know me well)....

Extra Points: Abandon Ship

I was on the ferry over the weekend when from my car I heard the announcement by the captain that the crew would be performing an abandon ship drill. They were recruiting passengers to help; I now wish I had volunteered since it might have helped this missive! Next...

Extra Points: Close Calls

The time-frame to walk down 20 floors of a hotel, discover the emergency is a false alarm, and then take an elevator back to your room is 15 minutes. I know. Just did it. I was in Las Vegas to teach a class last week, staying in a nice casino on the strip where the...

Extra Points: Exit Plan

I’m doing an inordinate amount of air travel over the next six weeks. It often comes in chunks and I’m in a chunk! It’s interesting that most people ignore the safety information given by flight attendants prior to departure. Most of us have flown enough to know the...