Posts Tagged ‘work’
“From the what’s wrong with this picture division: was just told that we have to submit all of our sick time in advance, LOL! And this was said in all seriousness and all cluelessness.”
I know that feeling. I had my hernia surgery back on September 30. Because I ended up being out more than five days Read the rest of this entry »
Our program had its annual conference in lovely Lake George, NY, about an hour north of Albany, in mid-May.
The deadline to register with the office that was coordinating the conference was April 10. We were told we could spend an extra day or two at the conference hotel at the cheaper conference rate. However, while our folks coordinating the event had secured a bloc of rooms, they were not going to send up the list of names until April 24.
I wanted to take advantage of The Wife and me going up a day early, the Sunday of the conference being our wedding anniversary. But the person I first called Read the rest of this entry »
The Case Against Reality. A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.
Song Of My Self-Help: Follow Walt Whitman’s ‘Manly Health’ Tips, appearing in the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. It was uncovered by a University of Houston student, and includes: “The beard is a great sanitary protection to the throat.”
The Neverending Workday – A pervasive cultural norm of work devotion leaves many employees with little time for family, friends, or sleep.
In rural Maine, a life of solitude and larceny. Police say hermit stole to survive 27 years in woods.
I’ve managed to watch more baseball in the past week and a half than I saw the entire regular season. Great to see former Met Rusty Staub after his heart attack. Rooting for the Mets, or if they get eliminated, the Cubs. Just realized that the World Series Game 5 would be November. If it’s the Dodgers in the Series, I’m rooting for the American League team.
ALSO, my office is moving this week. Note to self: do NOT pick up anything over 20 pounds.
Understanding Mass Incarceration and Bringing It Down: An Interview With James Kilgore.
The War on Science, even in Canada.
John Scalzi on Hurricane Katrina, and poverty. “Being Poor,” Ten Years On.
The Truth of ‘Black Lives Matter’: “They are NOT asserting that black lives are more precious than white lives.”
Mr. Frog linked to Here’s How New Texas Public School Textbooks Write About Slavery.
No, Mount McKinley’s former and new name, “Denali,” does NOT mean “Black Power” in Kenyan. Or Swahili. Denali means “the great one” in the local Athabaskan language of Alaska.