The that is what the New York Times said about building the Panama Canal. Based on the number of failed attempts and lives lost, I don’t think there was much charm in the adventure of building the Panama Canal but I do feel the charm of adventure about this blog and my quest to think slowly and to focus deeply. Today I focused on five things. Is that too many? I completed one of the five and the other tasks have no end. I ran. I worked on job references. I organized the kids finances. I transplanted perennials. I started a diet. I also saw no one.