A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
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It was testing week in karate and, as usual, Big Guy was under the gun. Not as much as he used to be, when he didn’t have a clue and had to frantically cram, but …

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Why butt kicking has never worked
Wednesday, 22 Jun, 2011 – 16:51 | Comments Off

I’ve always been convinced I’m living in the wrong era, but I used to think I entered the world too late.
I should have been born in the 40s so I could have felt the rush …

Keep your hands off my desk. Please.
Thursday, 24 Feb, 2011 – 12:09 | Comments Off
Keep your hands off my desk. Please.

I thought I was choosing wisely when I put my desk in front of a window in the family room when we moved here.
It’s usually a sunny spot until mid-afternoon, which helps wake me up …

Five days to stop a pandemic? Nah. It’s too much
Tuesday, 17 Nov, 2009 – 22:32 | 2 Comments
Five days to stop a pandemic? Nah. It’s too much

What would it be worth to you to stop swine flu from spreading? Would $290 a week be too much of an investment?
That’s how much it would cost to let a minimum-wage worker stay home …

The next generation of business leaders will have to be flexible
Monday, 5 Oct, 2009 – 22:33 | Comments Off
The next generation of business leaders will have to be flexible

We are raising a generation of children who have had access to on-demand movies from birth. Cartoons are not a half hour every afternoon and all morning on Saturdays – they’re 24-7.
These kids are not …

Watch that gmail account at work – someone else might want to watch too
Monday, 14 Sep, 2009 – 22:05 | Comments Off
Watch that gmail account at work – someone else might want to watch too

With the exception of the ever-dwindling numbers in the “I don’t use email” set, most of us know by now not to send personal messages from our work accounts.
Sure, we might slip once in a …

If multitasking harms us, I’m mortally wounded
Tuesday, 25 Aug, 2009 – 21:10 | 4 Comments
If multitasking harms us, I’m mortally wounded

Think you’re doing more because  you’re doing more at once?
Think again. If you can. You might not be able to if a new study is right when it contends that multitaskers are actually worse at …

At least your office fridge didn’t send you to the hospital
Tuesday, 12 May, 2009 – 20:51 | Comments Off

We’ve all been there – the office refrigerator were forgotten lunches take on lives of their own, rotting, curdling and fermenting until the odor creates a better appetite suppressant than anything on the market.
Few of …

E-mailoholics, raise your hands. But only if you can quit typing long enough
Monday, 11 May, 2009 – 23:07 | Comments Off

There are two types of people: Those who can leave work at work and those who are surrounded by it 24-7, minus a few hours for sleep.
A new study from Yahoo Research confirms that, no …

Furlough is 2009′s foreclosure
Wednesday, 21 Jan, 2009 – 1:01 | Comments Off
Furlough is 2009′s foreclosure

Seeing every other house on your street sold at a foreclosure auction? That’s so 2008.
This year, you’re hopelessly unhip if you don’t know someone who’s been furloughed. Bonus points if you’ve been furloughed yourself.
The state …