As usual, I’m working on a host of stories, and need some sources…
1. Ways to make the most of your commute. It’s a perennially popular topic. How do you use that time to make yourself happier, more productive, or at least not hate life? I am always looking for new ideas!
2. The work field trip. School field trips may be in decline, but the office field trip is an intriguing idea. Where do you go to get ideas? Have you ever gone with your organization somewhere fascinating, or have you taken your team members on a fact-finding or team-building mission? Why, and what came from it?
3. Adventures in school lunch. Looking for parents to talk about why or why not their children purchase school lunch, and also for people involved in schools (teachers, administrators, etc.) to talk about this topic. There are some fascinating changes going on in school lunch programs these days that I’m writing about. For those who read my lunch box blog post, an update: my 6-year-old is mostly purchasing his lunch. He looks at the menu, decides if there’s something he’d like, and either packs or doesn’t pack a lunch based on that. I know he’s enamored with the a la carte junk, which is why he now has to eat fruit for breakfast.
Ideas for any of these? Please send me an email at lvanderkam at yahoo dot com.