Some things have a tendency to stick around a tad too long. Your neighbor’s Christmas lights, perhaps. And then some things just don’t stick at all. Today’s blog is about both the sticky things and the non-sticky things. Like my resolve. People say Christmas is over so fast but at our house it lingers. We’ll […]
Insomniacs give new meaning to the phrase “Sleep like the dead”
The killer insomnia cure that slayed me. What could be more relaxing and conducive to a restful night’s sleep than picturing a murderer standing over you ready to pounce at the first sign of movement? There are people who swear by this method of overcoming insomnia. Here’s how it works, according to Deadspin deputy editor […]
Of Moths and Men
I tuned into Silence of the Lambs the other night just in time for the scene where Agent Starling visits the entomologists in their hidey hole at the Museum of Natural History. One of the bug guys has strabismus; the other exclaims “Tough noogies!” after a disputed move in their game of live-bug chess. On […]
Frog for breakfast? No thanks, I’ll pass.
As a syndicated reporter on the careers beat (among others), I write often about prioritizing work tasks and increasing productivity. Several experts I interviewed offered the same advice: “Eat the frog first.” The “frog” is your biggest, most important task of the day. The one you dread and might otherwise put off. If you complete […]
President Clinton Demos Active Listening At Its Best
Listening is a superpower that can land you a job and make puppets look like they feel special.
Goodbye to Gideon
Goodbye, Gideon. I miss your insistent head butts.
Ode to Emerald
This is old news if you work in the visual arts (and non-news if you don’t), but Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year is emerald (Pantone 17-5641). Described as lively and radiant, the intense color calls to mind Dorothy’s glittery destination in The Wizard of Oz. However, I recently learned that the Emerald City is […]
Death Amid the Ribbon and Garland
Jeff got grits in my Thanksgiving feast. I got death on his Christmas tree. Together, we’re like a Reese’s peanut butter cup. Or something.
Speaking of binders…
This is a sticky subject.
Of Dairy Cows and Downer Cows
Watch me, a longtime pesco-vegetarian, eat crow. It seems I haven’t a clue which cows are destined to become ground beef, although I stated in my last blog post that the cows in Chik-fil-A’s ad campaign, aside from being crappy spellers, would likely never grace a plate because they are, or appear to be, dairy cows. In the immortal words of Baby’s dad, when I’m wrong I say I’m wrong.