It seems our society is so focused on vice that we are blind to virtue….
I make Excel spreadsheets to document personal property claims and to be honest, I am damn good at it. I know my way around Excel. So what would I like to be better at ? Let’s start with being a better Excel geek…
I could learn more about the statistical functions, pivot tables and the like. Or I could become a master of VBA coding….
Or perhaps something different entirely. I could develop my writing skills or increase my proficiency at one on one communication skills….
There’s all sorts of things ! Let’s focus and get busy !
When my girls were little I sometimes took them to work with me. They would draw things and tape them to my desk. Here is a scan of their work that I had on my desk for years….
A few months ago Oxford Dictionaries Online added the acronym FOMO to its catalog of words. FOMO stands for “fear of missing out”–it’s the anxiety that rises up in us when we think that we may be missing out on a party or an event or really any kind of social interaction. It’s that nagging feeling that has us squeezing two parties into the same night instead of just relaxing and being fully present at one, or checking email when we’re in the middle of a dinner out with friends, or interrupting a phone call to answer a call on the other line. The irony is that we are willing to disconnect from the people we’re with so as not to let a potentially more satisfying interaction pass us by.
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“Bonk” author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious. (This talk is aimed at adults. Viewer discretion advised.)