Monthly Archives: December 2013

In this video I show how to pack for a 3 day technical conference in a small backpack. I have had a few people comment that I don’t pack another pair of Jeans. While wearing a single pair of Jeans for a 3 day event may be fine for some it isn’t for everyone – so I recommend replacing the sweats with another pair of jeans for this particular backpack – if you have a little more room, the packing cube I use, will allow for a pair of jeans on the other side, with everything that is currently packed.

I like this poem – don’t know the author

Toward the heights of the tower of ivory he climbed,
rising on his waxen wings;
aiming for the heavens,
he swore to make great his name.

a plan both great in aim and folly,
for divinity is not an accomplished feat.

his young body tired, he anxiously gasped for air
as the staples of his wings weakened.

earthen bricks,
the foundation of his civilization,
of his tower, of reason,
began to corrupt and crumble.

alas, progress refused to come with his struggles.
one last futile pump of the crude wings,
and he tore them from his back.

amidst the agony and fear, for an instant,
he lay completely still. peace.
and then he fell…