Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Remember these?

Now, read this. Every CEO and/or business owner should send this to his employees.

A letter from an excellent boss

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Dear employees:

As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barack Obama is our President and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way.

To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%.

But since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off sixty of our employees instead.

This has really been bothering me, since I believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who would have to go.

So, this is what I did.

I walked through our parking lots and found sixty 'Obama' bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the ones to let go.

I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem.

They voted for change, they should get it.

I will see the rest of you at the annual company picnic.


Utterly fascinating!

As I child, I used to lay on my back in the grass and watch clouds, sometimes for hours.

These 'older' days, I am still watching clouds, and occasionally paint them...or photograph them. None are more mysterious than the 'roll cloud'. When they're seen in multiples, they can seem quite terrifying.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

What kind of cloud is this?

A roll cloud.

These rare long clouds may form near advancing cold fronts. In particular, a downdraft from an advancing storm front can cause moist warm air to rise, cool below its dew point, and so form a cloud. When this happens uniformly along an extended front, a roll cloud may form.

Roll clouds may actually have air circulating along the long horizontal axis of the cloud. A roll cloud is not thought to be able to morph into a tornado.

Unlike a similar shelf cloud, a roll cloud, a type of Arcus cloud, is completely detached from their parent cumulonimbus cloud.

Pictured above, a roll cloud extends far into the distance in 2009 January above Las Olas Beach in Maldonado, Uruguay.