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Stuff on my desk

Desk Clutter Scan

Inspired by Mademoiselle Gramophone’s Daily Brain Scan, I offer you a selection of trinkets that I found on my desk, which, when I take them off the scanning plate, will go elsewhere. I think: Who knew that declutter procrastination could be so fun?

Hospitals, they see it all

First things first. The surgery alluded to in the recent post went well. (And no, despite reference to bad heart valves, it wasn’t heart surgery.) We’re over the worst of it and that’s good. There’s a sore gut and weakness and all, but it’s now “recovery” phase, and not “what if…?” So, last night, after […]

That curious inner reorientation in light of medical, well, medical stuff

I suppose one of the good parts of having been around the block a few times is that when that woozy personal stress disorientation hits, I recognize it as an old friend, a visitor who arrives in hard times, and eventually departs again for a good long while. An emotional Halley’s Comet that comes into […]

2009: Core. Realize. Connect.

Inspired by Chris Brogan’s 3 goals for 2009 [via Beth Kanter] He wanted to use words that would pull him toward his goals. I like the idea of summing up major themes for the year into three words. If you want to try the process, it works something like this: think of how you want […]

After 1 week of DSL outage, I’m back up

It was a long week. Spent time elsewhere for some matters, but this is a return to “alleged normal”

Fine Dorsal Wisdom

Things I’ve learned (or re-learned) about my back over the last several days: You use your back for everything you do. Everything. No, seriously. Every. thing. When the back hurts so much that you don’t think you can stand, breathing deeply and saying to yourself, “My legs are strong” will help to get you into […]