It’s a toss up

What is your favorite drink?

When I read this question I immediately thought of this book. The book is titled The History of The World in Six Glasses, in the book Tom Standage goes through the history of the world using the worlds most popular drinks. The book begins with beer and ends now in the modern era with water. The book was a great read and I suggest it to everyone when they are talking about drinking. I really enjoyed this book.

You heard right the book begins with beer, Beer was recorded in ancient Mesopotamia and used as a form of currency. Workers were paid with beer rations in the form of chits. Beer ran the ancient economy and is one of my favorite drinks.

Today there are over 100 different types of beer and I would love to try them all. micro breweries seem to be popping up all over the world and developing their own take on beer. Big breweries are also joining suite and developing different flavors.

There are basically 2 types of beer out there, maybe 100 flavors but they all fall in lager or stout. I really couldn’t tell you which one of the two beers or the 100’s of flavors is my favorite. I really enjoy a lot of the IPA styles however I am also enjoying the hard ciders (many say that the hard ciders are not beers at all).

Another drink I enjoy is coffee. I drink it every morning and sometimes in the afternoons. Coffee like beer also comes in 100’s of flavors and variations. Maybe it is the variations and differences that make me enjoy coffee and beer so much..

I t is important to embrace change as often as we can and why should my favorite drinks be any different?

Only 15 minutes

This morning I woke up late and threw off my entire routine. To be on time for work I had to cut my 30 minute work out down to 15 and I considered cancelling the workout altogether but, I decided that 15 was better than nothing.

When I worked in a factory there was a goal of continuous improvement. The process involved learning, sharing and implementing. The process was done on every shift by every team and it was self -perpetuating. The idea was to get just a little better every shift at the process always striving for perfection.

Get 1% better everyday

Chris Nikic

If you did get only 1% better everyday at the end of a year you would be 365% better than you were at the start. I love water, the ocean, streams, lakes cenotes, I am there. Water moves and over time erodes. The objects that water erodes become sediment and are moved. After very long periods of time water can and does change landscapes. Water is a visualization for just how alive our planet is and the idea that small things make huge changes.

You may not feel like you have much time and that with little time not much can be done, but 15 minutes adds up and it can change the landscape.

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