Neti cold

I thought that with the daily use of the neti pot I had finally conquered colds, forever. I had not had a cold since last March when I went on a serious detoxifying Ayurveda diet with all its side practices of neti pot, tong scraping, meditation, brushing and what not. The only thing I never stopped using was the neti pot and I discovered I remained cold free. QED!

Not anymore. A mega cold has hit me but I remained in denial till Wednesday night, going off to work in the middle of the night and to bed in the early evening, waking up miserably every two hours.

Now I am in Arlington with my stuffy nose. It may not interfere with the plans for today: I am going to indulge with five other colleagues in figuring out how we can become a learning organization. It is the slack time to do this which some twenty years ago we joked about. Imagine that, paid slack time. And now, here it is. Three cheers for never giving up.

Our home work was to study organizations that have tried to do what we are trying to do. We are in odd company: LL. Beans, the US army and lots of hospitals. Harvard professors have written about the learning organization and then there is of course the society for organizational learning and its founder Peter Senge who popularized the concept in the early 90s. I think that is just about the time we talked about slack time.

Axel has joined me – we have decided that whenever possible, he should come along, a break from being the stay at home partner is just as important as a break from being the travelling partner. We are also travelling together to Japan in a few weeks.

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