So we've had a good day.
Sharleen started a bit later and on a good night's sleep. She wasn't excited about working and fasting, but felt she'd missed too many Sundays recently to skip another.
I received a promising response from someone I'd reached out to yesterday, and we began a conversation about his website's development. Along the way, I visited a number of other websites in his space, consulting, and listened to an amazing Tim Ferris interview of Tony Robbins. I got into Tony recently as his book on Money came out. It is sitting in the states awaiting my visit. I found the best part of this interview his take on suffering. Very much worth the listen, it's one of the best podcasts I've ever heard, and I expect to listen to it a few more times now and then it will get a spot in the regular rotation. It's an hour and 37 minutes, so make sure you give yourself the time when you go to listen.
I also received a call from one of my Open Valley neighbors to help him in framing a pitch his company is making.
The younger boys were spending too much time in front of a screen; so I gave them an assignment to do a report on what they were watching. The report was never written, but we had a wonderful conversation about plot, genre, backstory, and spent some time comparing the instant superhero, The Flash, to others: Batman, Superman, Maxwell Smart. We took some time along the way to ponder the background against which our superheroes were formed and the message to the guy watching: “Is it in every one to be a superhero, or do we create superheroes in the face of our perceived inability to right the wrongs of our world?”
The idea of course is to bring an intentionality to the things we do in the world, and I love that my boys are game to do that.
Sharleen came home feeling fine, though a bit thirsty. She spent some time on Tisha b'Av learning with the boys, brought a greater order to our bedroom, watched a few episodes of Bones with the boys, while I reached back out to a few more people, another one of whom I'll be talking to this week (a patent attorney looking to up her on-line game.)
Dahlia called from Norway, where she appears to be having a capital time. She also regaled us with a bit of Yakov and her adventures. Apparently, Yakov has been reported to be a Satanist. For the full story, you'll have to call.
A few fail videos and we got to eat. Then Sharleen and I got out to walk and came back to review a study guide in preparation for a lead she has in Nahariya later this week, and create some new possibilities.
Yakov and I got the dishes done as Sharleen went to bed.
And now that all are asleep, I've sent an e-mail over to the Marvin window guy, I'm upgrading my blog software, and getting an update out to you all, that is, once we get the software loaded up again.
Have a Great Week!