Maintenance Schedules Also Apply to Humans

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A friend who works in IT support sent me this photo: [Image description: A photo of a sign reading, “Warning: If you don’t schedule time for maintenance, your equipment will schedule it for you.”] This is true of any kind of equipment—a car, a bulldozer, an Airbus A380, your coffee maker. Also, your body and […]

The Tarot Hermit Plays Guitar—and Bass

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The Saturnworks True Bypass Active Black Blender Looper Guitar / Bass Pedal with Hermit Design is real: And clever:   I don’t even play guitar (or bass), but this brings out my inner otter. Saturnworks makes controllers with all kinds of interesting images (including, of course, the planet Saturn), but this is the coolest one […]

Women, Marriage, and Labor

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Early in my career, I worked for an attorney who was married to a woman whose job required frequent international travel. There were times she would slip me some cash and ask me to order a birthday cake, or order flowers, or take him out to dinner, because she was going to be out of […]

“The Spectrum Generation” by Carolina De Robertis

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I needed a break from work on Monday, and pulled the pile of “stuff to process” that has been sitting on the corner of my desk just a bit too long. There are no time-sensitive documents or essential tasks in this pile; rather, it’s the accumulation of things I’ve read or seen that I want […]

Coffee, Conservation, and Contributions—Caffeination is a Virtue!

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For years, we’ve had the amazing Death Wish coffees, both at home and the office. Because some days, you need 708 milligrams of caffeine per 12 ounce cup (the average coffee has between 105 – 405 milligrams per 12 ounce cup), and making an offering to the gods with Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend feels right. […]

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