What to Expect From Going to Prom

The prom is an important event to students, but why? The prom is really just a high school dance, specifically put on by juniors and/or seniors. But there is a mystique about the prom, an event into which parents and students alike dedicate great care and planning for months. For parents, it is an event…

Cod is More Than Just Fish and Chips

Pacific Alaska cod is a whitefish which makes its home in the icy cold waters off the coast of Alaska. They can also be found in the waters surrounding Japan in the North and in the coastal seas of Russia. These fish are very healthful due to their extremely low fat content and high protein…

What is Involved in Architectural Ironmongery?

Ironmongery is a term used to describe products that are made from iron, or products with fittings made of iron for use in construction. The word Ironmongery has its heritage in the iron industry. Its significance in building a structure cannot be disregarded, as iron is one of the essential building components used in construction…

Searching for the Perfect Painting

One day I was sniffing about in the Accademia in Venice, with a silly smile on my face, having taken my fill of some truly magnificent Venetian masterpieces which included 'St. John the Baptist 'by Titian, the truly remarkable' Transport of the Body of St. Mark 'by Tintoretto and sighing over the Bellini's and Tiepolo's!…

Lighting and Energy Efficiency

As a former educator and former psychotherapist, I have continually had a common notion about people reinforced: We are creatures of habit and change doesn’t come easy for any of us. With respect to our living environment, this is particularly true. It generally takes some kind of jolt or “smack in the face” to get…

Barriers to Strategy Execution

Recent studies have shown that organizations that have gone through the effort of developing a written strategy fail miserably at execution. According to Paul Niven in his book "The Balanced Scorecard": • Only 10% of organizations execute their strategy • Only 25% of managers and executives have incentives linked to strategy • 85% of executive…

Choose to Love

The movie, Fireproof, leads a disastrous marriage down a triumphant path through a series of selfless acts, which are detailed in the spinoff book, The Love Dare. The husband’s father dares him to perform specific acts of love for a period of time rather than give up on his marriage, which appears to be doomed.…