I promised my friend Ramana to lay out those positive, creative things I'm involved with that are keeping me occupied right now. So, here goes a shot at it:
The above picture is of a new, proprietary product that a group of us are developing primarily for businesses. I don't want to be very descriptive since we have all promised to keep the lid on it at this developmental stage, but we have gathered a nice collection of media specialists and educational experts in collaboration. My part is the development of the processes that will deliver information in a new way that blends needs. What you see above is one of many flowcharts that I am currently working on.
I am really finding it exciting to be working with some of the quality thinkers around me. If we succeed, it could really improve educational processes across large corporations and we have some large corporations very interested. If it succeeds, it could also be an income stream that continues into my retirement and that might allow me to come to exotic places like Ireland or India!
The second project taking a very large amount of my time is the development of software to allow input of orders into a computer system that generates bills of materials, assembly diagrams, accounting needs, etc., for a new type of lighting product that is taking off like wildfire:
Essentially, we are needing to develop a custom autocad system that can allow sales to input an order in three dimensions and they told me yesterday that if I can put in 50 hours a week, they would accept it. It will occupy me projected pretty much through October and my other customers don't go away. And they have another product needing development right after this one!
At the same time, I am working with another company to enhance order processing from 8 different internet sources and communication with a newly installed accounting system on a SQL Server.
Usually, I tell you about my family and the exciting and involving developments there. Now, you know another side of the picture. It is kind of holding some of my LBC interactions down, but I am still able to faithfully post each Friday at least. I find time to read. I find time spend with my wife. I find time to walk. I find time to talk each evening with my daughter or my mother or my friend going through trying times or ... on and on. The good part is that it is all positive, creative, growing and flourishing.
I'm a busy and very lucky man!