Monthly Archives: March 2013

Stop Me Before I Paint Again

Many years ago, in the middle of a kitchen remodeling – not doing the actual work, mind you, but dealing with the dust and the disarray – I called my mother for solace. She had been through a similar project … Continue reading

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Where Are Those Other Lives, And Who Is Living Them?

Pardon my getting metaphysical. I was reading a first-person New York Times essay by Jeremy Shatan on losing a child, when one of many moving statements therein resonated with me. He and his wife lost a toddler named Jacob to … Continue reading

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Aggregated Aggravations

I was going to write about aggravations this week. You know, just like every week. I even have an extensive recitation of all that’s gone wrong recently. I can stand one or two things going wrong at the same time. … Continue reading

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Acting Like a Yahoo

The last CEO named Mayer to anger employees about working conditions as much as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has angered hers was probably Louis B. Mayer of MGM. He once interrupted a meeting between studio head Irving Thalberg and the … Continue reading

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