To my local community-sponsored agriculture group,
We have had an on-again/off-again relationship during the past two years. I know that I’ve just been dipping my toe in the waters, hiding behind friends while we did our little dance. It just hasn’t been easy committing to Thursday afternoon visits, despite the romantic atmosphere of the gardens. I suppose I was afraid at first, of what you might ask of me.
Over the past 4 years, I’ve been taking on more responsibility for the family’s Thanksgiving meal. I really enjoy the process and think of it as a showcase for recipes and techniques that I hone throughout the year. That said, there’s about 30 minutes or so right before the guests arrive, where I become highly stressed. After all, there’s plenty to worry about in terms of the food presentation, how guests will actually be served, whether there’s enough wine and refreshments, and of course the inevitable stain on your shirt that you need to clean ASAP!
So this year, I thought I’d take a little time to rethink what I do during Thanksgiving and incorporate those lessons into my preparation next year. Who knows, you might be able to take something away too!
Visually stunning work from Christian Stoll, it really captures the idea of scale and the result of scaling horizontally. I wonder if the architects imagined that the escalator machinery had to be as wide it appears to set the escalator stairs as narrow as they look…
ProductCampNYC was a fantastic event where I met likeminded individuals and enjoyed a day that’s dedicated to the amorphous blob of a role/function that is the Product Manager. I highly recommend going if it’s offered in the future!
Slight departure from my typical project/product management entries: I hope you’ve seen this film! If not, you’re missing out on a quirky, wonderful, real, and touching exploration into the little-known subculture of college a cappella. I went to see the film a little over three weeks ago, but it still sticks with me now. I think it just speaks to how creative college students can be, and how, when left to their own devices, freedom of expressing ideas and personality can end up with something wonderful like this.