Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 342

ISO100, 24mm, f/11, 30.0 sec.

Day 342 - A view from the middle

I've stood on the east bank and west bank of the river, both with very unique perspectives. Tonight we walked out on the pedestrian bridge with a view up the river. Once again I was not disappointed.

It was windy and I'm pretty sure I dropped 10 lbs. because I froze my ass off. But oh so worth it.

I read Seth Godin's blog religiously and today's blog was perfect.

Where's your platform?

That needs to be the goal when you seek out a job.

Bob Dylan earned the right to make records, and instead of using it to create ever more commercial versions of his old stuff, he used it as a platform to do art.

A brilliant programmer finds a job in a small company and instead of seeing it as a grind, churning out what's asked, he uses it as a platform to hone his skills and to ship code that changes everything.

A waiter uses his job serving patrons as a platform for engagement, for building a reputation and for learning how to delight.

A blogger starts measuring pageviews and ends up racing the bottom with nothing but scintillating gossip and pandering. Or, perhaps, she decides to use the blog as a platform to take herself and her readers somewhere they will be glad to go...

There's no rigid line between a job and art. Instead, there's an opportunity. Both you and your boss get to decide if your job is a platform or just a set of tasks.
Although some days my job drives me crazy, I feel very lucky because I do have a boss that has let me create a platform.


  1. Gorgeous. The river looks amazing.

  2. This photograph is absolutely incredible in every way! Wow. Feel free to stop by my blogs if you have the time and inclination! Levonne's Pretty Pics and A Camp Host Housewife's Meanderings.

  3. This is another awesome night shot Terri! The sky and the lights are so beautiful :)

  4. Don has to be dragged in to see your photos now, they make him feel so bad. He thinks they are absolutely fabulous.

  5. Thank you. I think you both got a pretty fabulous sunrise the other day. That I missed I might add.

  6. Wow, another beautiful night time image. I love how the movement on the water almost make it look ice like. Beautiful colors and I always love the light burst.