“Create a Rube Goldberg machine.”

For those of you who didn’t grow up with a love of Rube Goldberg machine, here is the description: An overly complex device created to perform a simple function, often requiring many steps and chain reactions to complete its task. In their traditional form, as created by cartoonist Rube Goldberg, the machines incorporate many everyday household items rather than things as designed specifically for the task. Check out his marvelous illustrations!! http://www.rubegoldberg.com/

Well, I certainly know many household tasks which need tackling!!! This might be a way of addressing this week’s great piece “Just One Thing” by Rick Hanson (If you don’t know his work, take a peep and you will find great peace of mind) http://www.rickhanson.net/home/rick-hanson :

What’s weighing you down?

The Practice

Lighten up.


On the path of life, most of us are hauling way too much weight.

What’s in your own backpack? If you’re like most of us, you’ve got too many items on each day’s To Do list and too much stuff in the closet. Too many entanglements with other people. And too many “shoulds,” worries, guilts, and regrets.

Remember a time when you lightened your load. Maybe a backpacking trip when every needless pound stayed home. Or after you finally left a bad relationship. Or just stopped worrying about something. Or came clean with a friend about something that had been bothering you. How did this feel? Probably pretty great.

So, here is my resolve for machine assisted cleaning: the middle drawer of an old desk, a catch all for “yikes people are coming over.” NO MORE EXCUSES!