This made me laugh: Cheers!
I read Steal Like an Artist recently. There is a poetic justice that my favorite bit of it was this quote, attributed to Andre Gide: Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, it needs to be said again. This sums up a key challenge of raising […]
Dear Men:You do not own the armrest between our seats on the plane.With irritation, LK I find this inconvenience maddening. It’s worse because of the larger things it represents. The poet Lily Myers selects the perfect word. Accommodation. I have been taught accommodation. The whole video is here:
Some negotiations are complicated dances. Others can be stripped down. If I am in the dance setting, I try to put my Getting To Yes skills to work. I know I am supposed to identify the underlying issues for both sides and keep an open mind about the resolution. But sometimes, dammit, there is something […]
Academic institutions have a rigid hierarchy. The effects of that hierarchy are everywhere. Most of those effects are not good, so when I see them, I mutter to myself, Nothing like a pecking order to make you want to peck someone. I had always attributed this saying to David Rakoff, from his book Don’t Get […]
I learned about kindness rocks from Pinterest. The idea is simple: painted rocks with encouraging, inspirational, sweet, or just kind messages. I loved this idea. Our front yard includes some sections of rock garden. I smiled at the thought of the neighborhood kids discovering special, painted rocks among the drab, regular ones. I spent a […]