“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives” – Annie Dillard


Notwithstanding the year we are born or the year we die, we each have 525,600 minutes per year. Yet, those minutes can bleed into “wasted” hours, days, weeks, and even months if we aren’t mindful of how our time is being spent. Or rather, how our time is being invested.

Nearly 20 years ago, I read a book that has had a profound impact on the way I think about time and the shape of my life. The book is appropriately titled “Take Time... Read more

Happy new year!

First week of 2018 = down.

How are those resolutions doing so far?

Maybe it’s basic, but I love New Year’s resolutions. I love the thought of reflecting on life thus far, deciding what goals to set and strategies to employ to create my best life. So much positive energy. So many possibilities. So many things to accomplish!

This WILL be the year!

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Johnny Cash walked the line …. But should he have hiked it?

Ahhh … It’s a beautiful December morning……mountain view

I think I’ll go for a hike… or is it a walk? An urban trek? A walkabout?

This question kicked off this morning’s SBDC employee meeting, and I can’t help but w... Read more

 8 Reasons to Contact Western Washington University's SBDC


As the holidays quickly approach, most of us can admit to one pesky thought fighting to quash the spirit of the season: How am I going to recover my finances after the holidays?! 

For many employers, the holidays involve extra expenses in the form of employee bonuses, holiday office parties, or overtime pay. Or perhaps, like Scrooge, your dreams feature the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come—but in the form of dismal year-end income statements, or unclicked, dusty business ad... Read more

Seizing Moments that Matter

Hey Siri - Que the music...


Who's watching?
Tell me who's watching
Who's watching me?

I'm just an average man, with an average life
I work from nine to five; hey ..., I pay the price
All I want is to be left alone in my average home
But why do I always feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone, and

I always feel like somebody's watching me
And I have no privacy
Whoa, I always feel like somebody's watching me
Tell me is it just a dream?... Read more