Monthly Archives April 2012

Cherry blossom season not quite over

I thought the season was over, but Sarah shows me it’s not. Stunning photos. The “Matabe” cherry tree is well worth a visit, if you are in Nara at that time of year. Please read, “Spring is (still) in full swing 2”. I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly’s “Evernote Essentials”, Dan Gold’s $5 guides […]



One Time One Meeting: Mysterious Field and Sakura

Mysterious Field and Sakura From the morning mist, the deer appear one by one. Read more and see more photos on  One Time One Meeting: Mysterious Field and Sakura. I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly’s “Evernote Essentials”, Dan Gold’s $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions’ Paperless Document […]



Tribute to cherry blossom

Taken at the Yamato Bunka-kan museum, Nara, April 10th, 2012. Click any image to see a larger version. The day was overcast. My friend Cosmos went the day before and had sunshine. See her photos on Cosmos English Writing blog. My friend Narastoryteller took some lovely photos of cherry trees in the rain. See Sakura, Sakura. […]



Springpad Smarter Notebooks Smarter Sharing A Smarter Way to Get Things Done Review | Tips To Learn How To Go Paperless | DocumentSnap Paperless Blog

Springpad Smarter Notebooks Smarter Sharing A Smarter Way to Get Things Done Review | Tips To Learn How To Go Paperless | DocumentSnap Paperless Blog. Dan Gold has produced another $5 eBook, this time on Springpad. If, like me, you’re not sure what Springpad is, then check out their homepage first. I haven’t checked out […]



Cherry blossom viewing? There’s an app for that! Check out the “hanami” app for iPhone & Android

Impress your friends: tell them where the best spots for “hanami” (cherry-blossom viewing) and exactly what stage the blossoms are at, just using this nifty cell-phone app.



Evernote + iPad? You need offline notebooks

Use Evernote? Have an iPad? You need offline notebooks if you want to read your Evernotes on your iPad!



U.S. Tax Burden: 40 Million Government Workers. Is Japan better off?

Study says US government employs 40 million. Too little, just right, or top-heavy? How about in Japan?



Dan Gold’s popular eBook “Evernote®: The unofficial eBook” is selling like hot cakes

Read the GTD book? Have Evernote? Haven’t put the two together yet? This blog post is for you.



The end of Facebook? Engagement is not the same as “liking”. Who knew?

I subscribe to Bob Bly’s marketing newsletter. Even though I’m not a marketing guy, I always learn something useful about marketing (and teaching involves marketing, even if it’s the basic “know your audience” thing) and about good writing, as you can no doubt tell by the scintillating prose on this blog. Mike Rogers has ranted […]