After vowing to join my significant other on more business trips, I find myself posting from Washington D.C. this week. Timing is everything—right? So, along with other tourists I will not be visiting the Lincoln Memorial, nor will I be viewing the cute baby panda on the Smithsonian National Zoo’s panda cam. 😦
That said, I’m having a wonderful time. The weather is lousy, our hotel has a great exercise room, and Starbucks is only minutes away. Most important—I have SCAPPLE!
Scapple is, in my humble estimation, one of the most brilliant brainstorming tools I have ever run across. It’s mind-mapping software in its most user-friendly form. Jot a thought here, another there, a few more over there… line them up, down, across, or connect them with a line. It’s like brainstorming on a yellow legal pad, only better because you can move your ideas around, organize and reorganize them however you want.
I know… it’s not baby pandas, but it is beautiful, don’t you agree!
So, while I’m not doing a lot of sight-seeing, I am actually accomplishing a lot here in D.C.(Which is more than I can say for the politicians!)
Just so you don’t think it’s all work, work, work… below is video of hubby and me on Sunday morning visiting the National Cathedral. If its arches and spires don’t inspire you, nothing will. Moreover, while I may not be Episcopalian, I’m so grateful we attended mass. The Very Rev. Gary Hall gave one of the bravest, most inspiring sermons I have ever had the honor to listen to. Click HERE to listen.
- Pandacam Is Down, So Watch These Pandas Blog (animalnewyork.com)
- National Zoo panda cam goes dark following government shutdown (kdvr.com)