Macclesfield and the neighbourhood. Shrewsbury and he preached to the crowd in the open air. Manchester and its suburbs. There is little doubt that they were indeed a very wealthy family. Liverpool, the place we call home. Hotel business plans are for all purposes, most sit on shelves gathering dust as soon as they are completed, perhaps incorrectly compiled solely by the financial department. Some are for owners who do need the truth, some are for owners that do not need the truth, for what ever reason and they are numerous. Real ones are living documents, put together by all members of the team, from the bottom up, line item by line item for each cost center and for each segment and part of the revenue generation plan. Everyone is in sales so everyone is involved. They result in a plan that with some prodding skywards from those above is an achievable and motivational tool that the owners and operators can feel proud in achieving. Blackberry or posted on the calendar. The long list is about cutting out, shocking the system and coming back unharmed. It is an exceptional adventure sensation we visualize while waiting for a flight at the airport, for the neighbor to turn off the leaf blower, for the light to turn green. All of the things we monitor in our lives, like the need to have a cavity filled or checking the coolant level is multiplying and that short list is so long we rarely have time to consider the long list. The short list is a big obstacle in the way of the long list. By the time we get to the long list, we may be crippled by fear, turned into a sofa shouting grumpy cynic or, worse than all the above, we may have forgotten what we wanted. Waiting too long to start an adventure on the long list is looking at me in the face. This is the month of change. Europe will be off the long list. Italy yet, but the items that make that kind of adventure will be on the short list. My adventures in livingness are puzzling- they make no sense- art from the inside out takes me to many locations to live, to understand the enviornment, and to try and find peace.