Category: Personal

Sick Leave

December 3rd, 2009
At such point as I am a CEO, one of the company policies will be: If you in the office, and you are sick, you will be docked a day's pay. If you come to work sick you get other people sick, and that costs the company much more than if you had simp… more »

You Can't Get That Here

October 28th, 2009
I am temperamentally inclined to support independent bookstores. I like small business and small business owners and I dislike large corporations. I like creating a rapport, real or imagined, with the person I am buying things from. I root for the under… more »

Pulled Away

October 2nd, 2009
Writing is hard. And the hardest part, by far, is getting started. Not writing a beginning - that's easy - but simply sitting down at any point and writing when you could be doing something else, something easier, something requiring less commitment.… more »

Things I Learned at the Fair This Weekend

September 29th, 2009
We went to the Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend to take the boy (well, the boys, but the 4 month old didn't really get much out of it) to "Kid's Fair". It was a scorcher, somewhere near 100 degrees, but we got there before 11 and left before 3 an… more »

Cheap Fix

September 18th, 2009
Dishwashers. I have had several - probably pushing a dozen - thus far in my life, and there are few more aggravating recurrent annoyances than a dishwasher that just doesn't get the dishes clean. If the dishwasher works, you don't think much about it. B… more »