Monday, February 01, 2016
If a tree falls in the woods?
So a week ago the DC region was digging out from a blizzard. We are still melting out, schools in my county start back this morning. As I have mentioned, I HATE WINTER. Last Tuesday I went from the top image, to the airport, to the image at the bottom. Sunshine, palm trees and 72 degrees. Ten minutes later I was lounging in the sun by the pool with friends. Ah! I understand why 10,000,000 people live between LA and San Diego.
But the trip was all work. I sat by the pool and talked about work, followed by a two hour meeting in the bar talking about work over a Margarita or three. The next day I was in a conference room, overlooking the pool all day for an Academy board meeting, followed another essential meeting in the bar. Thursday morning was a breakfast meeting at 7:00 AM, followed by a full day of travel to get back to DC for a Friday board meeting.
It was all work, work in California, If a tree falls in the woods and there is no one around to hear it, does it make a sound? If work occurs in paradise, is it still work?