Changing It Up

I’m feeling a bit restless and unsettled this week. A little rudderless, and I’m not fond of that feeling. I’m a control freak who likes to have everything planned out. I find comfort in arranging the details with the goal of reducing the chances that something might go wrong. It’s probably one of my bigger... Continue Reading →

Service With a (Faked) Smile

Yesterday, Jen and I had brunch with one of my library co-workers. During our meal, the topic of customer service came up. She remembered that I had said in a staff meeting that good customer service is an acting job. She said that really stuck with her because I always seem to be smiling and... Continue Reading →

Recommendations

This week, I’m recommending a few books, TV shows, and movies that I’ve recently enjoyed. Recommendations are subjective so your mileage may vary. First, I have to draw attention to the brilliant N.K. Jemisin. She just won her third consecutive Hugo Award, something no other writer has done. And, all three were for the three... Continue Reading →

An Embarrassment of Riches

I know doom and gloom fill news reports on current events. We have a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, narcissist squatting in the Oval Office like a fly-bloated toad, sliming every surface with his amphibian ooze and poisoning the atmosphere with his expulsions. He’s alienating us from allies, playing dangerous games of chicken with other narcissistic fools... Continue Reading →

Musings on Science and Pop Culture

Jen and I have been watching “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu since it started. We’re midway through season two, and it’s starting to look at the pre-Gilead world that led to the creation of the handmaid system. The show has hinted that declining fertility rates and a desire to control access to birth control were... Continue Reading →

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