Singapore Sling

End of week 1 in a two week company training course – leadership and strategy.  Staying at the Rasa Sentosa Singapore. Not much time to look around. Full-on days from 8:30am – 6:30pm. We had a fantastic lecturer/facilitator, Bill Fischer, who happened to be a Yankee’s fan. Had fun checking the Yankee’s series during the class but upset they again failed in the 1st round of the post-season. Looks like it’s Joe Torre’s last. Great run.

Had dinner with a colleague and her husband last night and then having a quiet Saturday morning. Woke up at an obscene 6am (!!!) by my own and surfing the web and catching up on all my readings. Time for some breakfast and arrange to see my relatives here.

Then later tonight we start up with week 2 of the course focusing on hands-on leadership. No evening breaks so it’ll be pretty intensive.

So much to catch up and do though….


Aww. Say it ain’t so, NBC – leaving Burbank? To me, Burbank is synonymous with NBC!

You know, you got to hand it to the Vatican – being an institution with so many years under the belt, it probably has a certain… perspective, to say the least. After all, their Secret Archives is now finally releasing 700 year old documents that appear to absolve the Knights Templar of heresy. They had normal sins (sex, violence, and stuff), but were tortured to confess Bad Sins like worshiping idols because they were expendable for political reasons.

A tour of the Underground Railroad’s connection to Brooklyn profiled in the NY Times.

The NY Times’ Travel section even profiled Alma Mater as a sort of spot for exploration. This is a contrast to the news of a hate crime at campus. Trying to keep a perspective, but it’s not easy to be optimistic when the world tends to show how it sucks.

A NY Times review of a bio on Charles Schultz of “Peanuts” fame.