Visiting my doctor recently…..

Visiting my doctor recently;  he was adamant that I loose weight and cut my sodium to get my blood pressure down.  I did loose about 15 lbs a couple years ago but got sloppy and gained it back. I had never really paid any mind to sodium; consuming processed foods with abandon.  So today I checked the label on my Diet Coke (which I drink all the time) and found it has 40mg sodium per 12 oz serving. I compared that to the sugar free powder drink mix  (which I also drink a lot of) and found it contained no sodium at all ! I can cut a boatload of sodium just by dropping the Diet Coke…..

Related links……

Sodium Content of Foods

Put people first and make a profit….

The Anti-Walmart: The Secret Sauce of Wegmans Is People – Business – The Atlantic | I like Wegmans because they have nice stores and excellent products. I like them even more after reading this article; they treat their workers well, reinvest profits,  or share profits with the workers.  A family owned business, they’re not beholden to Wall Street.  I will make it a point to shop there more often….

A terrible truth….

When the Good Do Bad – NYTimes.com | This article points out a very unsettling truth. We need to be always vigilant against evil; and it’s not out there somewhere it is right here right now lurking inside you and me and everyone else…

oremus Bible Browser : Matt 7:1-5 | Jesus talks about being mindful of your own deficiencies rather than what’s wrong with the other guy…..

Stanford prison experiment – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | This experiment shows us how quickly normal decent people can descend into evil….

Lord have mercy…..

an update…..

Hectic day at work but I did get a lot done and I went walking at lunchtime for about 30 minutes. This evening I started reading a couple of books on my Kindle…..

Amazon Kindle: Loki and Amazon Kindle: The Sutras of Abu Ghraib: Notes from a Conscientious Objector in Iraq

I started reading a couple other books recently too. Sometimes I think I should finish one before I start another, but that is difficult for me to do….

More technology more work….

When Office Technology Overwhelms, Get Organized – NYTimes.com.

 In fact, even as workplace technology and processes steadily improve, many professionals feel less productive than ever. It may seem a paradox, but these very tools are undermining our ability to get work done. They are causing us to become paralyzed by the dizzying number of options that they spawn.

Very true ! Also check out this book which addresses that “ dizzying number of options” issue

Here’s some trivia….

Sawzall is a brand name for reciprocating saws by Milwaukee; but did you know it is also a computer programming language ? I didn’t until today when I looked up info about the saws; I googled “sawzall” and got links for both the saws and the computer language. Pretty cool, learn something new nearly everyday !