There was a time not so long ago that I would cart along a laptop and a Palm device, in my case a Tungsten T3, wherever I went, whether on the road or even to a local school. If I was making a presentation I would bring an LCD projector, which as we all know back in the day was about the size of a Pullman suitcase. Needless to say, the equipment I lugged around was bulky, weighty, and it was all somewhat inconvenient. But it was necessary. As time went by, though, everything got smaller, faster, and more powerful (and often cheaper). So I've been able to shed much of what I previously carried. But there is a bigger question. What does a person really need to maintain optimal productivity and connectivity when outside the office? One of my goals in life is to travel light (another one is that I don't wait in lines if at all possible, but we'll save that for another day). It never ceases to amaze me what I see people cramming on board airplanes in the guise of "personal carry-ons." It just makes me more determined to stay connected, productive, and most of all, LEAN. Anyway, all I carry these days are (1) a cell phone; and (2) a U3 4GB Cruzer. No more laptops, no more LCDs, no more Palm devices. The key that makes it all work is the Cruzer. It is more than a flash drive on which you can store and transport files. In fact, given online storage sites, even GMail as a good example, you hardly need thumb drives. The beauty of Cruzer is that you can load your commonly used applications (for me, Firefox and OpenOffice are the main ones) and launch them directly from the Cruzer, a USB drive. This allows much better security and utility when using a computer away from home or office. And there is hardly a place anymore where you can't find an online computer to usethat's why I dropped the laptop. Anywhere I present I call to make sure they have a decent projector setup but they all do these days ... no more Pullman-size LCD gear. The Palm device is basically redundant with cell phone features and web-based storage and applications. So, my advice is: Travel light!
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For Damien Echols, tattoos are part of his existential armor.
- In prison Damien Echols was known by his number SK931, not his name, and had his hair sheared off. Stripped of his identity, the only thing he had left was his skin.
- This is why he began tattooing things that are meaningful to him — to carry a "suit of armor" made up the images of the people and things that have significance to him, from his friends to talismans.
- Echols believes that all places are imbued with divinity: "If you interact with New York City as if there's an intelligence behind... then it will behave towards you the same way.".
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
Even some teachers suffer from anxiety about math.
I teach people how to teach math, and I've been working in this field for 30 years. Across those decades, I've met many people who suffer from varying degrees of math trauma – a form of debilitating mental shutdown when it comes to doing mathematics.
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