Saturday, September 23, 2017

Catching up with some older issues..........

............of The Economist, I learned that Dick Gregory passed from the scene last month. Gregory was a pioneer in the stand-up comedy world, and a very funny man. Mostly, however, I remember his passion for protest and political activism, and his hunger strikes.   More here.

 

Some fancy real estate alright..............




if health insurance cartoons are your thing, visit here today.

for a brief discussion of alright versus all right, go here

Friday, September 22, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Implementation intentions.......


     While positive self-talk and optimism can definitely help us not quit, by themselves they don't guarantee we'll achieve our goals.  Now, dreaming isn't inherently bad - but it's just the first step.  Next comes facing that awful buzzkill called "reality" and its ever-present obstacles.
      After you dream, think, What's getting in the way of my fantasy?   And what will I do to overcome that?  The fancy psych term is "implementation intentions."  You and I call it "a plan."

-Eric Barker,  Barking Up The Wrong Tree:  The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong

A plan....................



Fifty years ago................


At the book store.............The Case of The Queenly Contestant


Leadership.......................


.........................................................................personified

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

If anyone can handle it....................................



.......................................................................he can.

Not to worry.............................



A paradox: Become too efficient and you become less effective


-Nicholas Bate

The glory of living.....................................



.............................................without air conditioning.  A wee excerpt:


There are positive aspects of going without. Fewer house guests. More dinner invitations. That humble-bragging business. Showers. I can’t tell you how rewarding showers feel. And ice cream tastes way better.


Air conditioning made Americans greedy and silly. Once the country got hooked on central air, strange things materialized: windows that don’t open, the office sweater in August, summer colds, Las Vegas, football in Phoenix.