The perceived power of a notebook

As part of the youth soccer program my son participates in I spent the evening as a volunteer field marshal for the annual club tournament. I mention this because as part of the role they give you a standard size three ring binder to carry the information you need (scoring cards, emergency contact info, etc.). What intrigues me is the power that notebook arbitrarily conveys. I’m just a parent with no more control, responsibility, or authority than any other person, and yet carrying that notebook around I might as well have had a badge on. Parents with issues about officiating … Continue reading The perceived power of a notebook

The perceived power of a notebook

As part of the youth soccer program my son participates in I spent the evening as a volunteer field marshal for the annual club tournament. I mention this because as part of the role they give you a standard size three ring binder to carry the information you need (scoring cards, emergency contact info, etc.). What intrigues me is the power that notebook arbitrarily conveys. I’m just a parent with no more control, responsibility, or authority than any other person, and yet carrying that notebook around I might as well have had a badge on. Parents with issues about officiating … Continue reading The perceived power of a notebook

Do you finish your notebooks?

In listening to the Pen Addict podcast(I’m working through their back catalog right now.  If you’re any sort of a pen and paper person you should be doing this as well) they discussed the idea of finishing notebooks before moving on to new ones. I have to admit I’m a bit torn when it comes to this idea.  Part of me doesn’t want to waste the notebooks I like so much (and have spent good money on) by leaving parts incomplete.  However the organizational side of me says that it doesn’t make sense to go back and fill in disjointed … Continue reading Do you finish your notebooks?

Do you finish your notebooks?

In listening to the Pen Addict podcast(I’m working through their back catalog right now.  If you’re any sort of a pen and paper person you should be doing this as well) they discussed the idea of finishing notebooks before moving on to new ones. I have to admit I’m a bit torn when it comes to this idea.  Part of me doesn’t want to waste the notebooks I like so much (and have spent good money on) by leaving parts incomplete.  However the organizational side of me says that it doesn’t make sense to go back and fill in disjointed entries … Continue reading Do you finish your notebooks?