I am winding down the day here at work, though it is still relatively early in California. I started, as usual, just before the crack of dawn and it has been a quiet and productive day here at the office, which I thoroughly enjoyed. My work is usually such a madhouse that when it does quiet down it is very pleasant. I think one of the things companies should try to train their managers in is the art of quieting things down. Far too many managers seem to think that the more chaotic something is the more productive it is. They cannot tell the difference between the sound of the wind and the fall of the rain. The latter nurtures the very earth itself and the former simply buffets things about - at least in this metaphor.