America was in crisis.
It was July 1979 and a national energy crisis roiled the United States. President Jimmy Carter got on TV and spoke to the people. I wasn’t alive to hear the “A Crisis Of Confidence” speech. But when I read about it in my twenties or thirties, it stuck with me.
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It took me 12 months to publish 26 posts last year.
Today is Jan. 30. This is my 29th post in 2019.
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The letters WFH agitate people managers.
They tense up when those letters appear together in an early-morning email. Many managers don’t trust that their employees are working. Instead of seeing working hard, they conjure up images of staff hardly working.
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I loved reading Choose Your Own Adventure books as a kid.
You arrive in a world that’s familiar and foreign. Every couple of pages, you’d encounter a fork in the road. You decided the direction not the outcome. Some directions led to death. Others led to heroic feats. But it was your choice.
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I must find the time to organize my week.
My three-month goals are set. I drafted a personal mission statement. I’m building routines. But I keep forgetting to plan out my week and it’s a missed opportunity.
I’ve got notes, receipts and to-dos to process. They mount with every week that passes.
I want to be more productive. I want to get more stuff done well so I can enjoy my free time.
This week, I will
find make the time.
There’s an ad I see every day on my commute up and down Spadina Ave.”
You sent that nasty text about Barb to Barb.” Skip the Dishes
Whoever created the ad is peddling a food-delivery service. What bothers me about is its attitude.
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It’s time to pay.
That’s the message that intercepts me after I click a headline from Google News. I expect to read a story from a reputable news publication. I’m thwarted by a pop-up.
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Somethings are better live and in living colour.
But live has rules. Even if most people ignore them.
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I brewed my first beer last January.
I consulted Wirecutter and then bought a five-gallon kit from Northern Brewer. I set aside a few hours one Sunday morning and attempted to follow instructions. Mistakes were made. But a month later, I popped the cap on an unmarked brown bottle, heard a familiar hiss and had a taste.
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