Examining assumptions

One of the important functions an evaluator performs for a program or organization is to help clarify, question, and make explicit the assumptions upon which activities, processes and behaviors are based. Depending on the context, this can be a welcome opportunity for learning or a threat to deeply held and accepted norms. We can engage in a similar exercise of thinking critically and asking questions … Continue reading Examining assumptions

No Niche

Most successful bloggers would say you should identify an audience before you start communicating.  This sounds like common sense advice, and I agree with it…mostly.   I advocate testing an idea, using what works for you and tossing what doesn’t so that’s what I did with the “have a niche” advice.  Having an identified audience is fine IF identifying the audience doesn’t stop you from communicating.   … Continue reading No Niche


Welcome to evaluatedlife.com!  I’m glad you’re here! Until I create a proper first post, I’ll leave you with a quote from Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet: “…go into yourself and examine the depths from which your life springs; at its source you will find the answer to the question of whether you have to write.” In the next few weeks I’ll spiff things up … Continue reading Welcome