The Empathy Gap
Sep09

The Empathy Gap

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. – Fannie Lou Hamer Lately, I’ve been a little sleep deprived. Although I often remind you about the throes of graduate school (pity me, I say!), to be fully honest, my lack of sleep has a different origin: I found this great new show on Netflix. However, as tends to result from sleeplessness (and watching a show about Columbian drug lords), I haven’t been the greatest person lately. For...

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What Color Are Your Glasses?
Feb05

What Color Are Your Glasses?

I don’t mind lying but I hate inaccuracy. — Samuel Butler Researchers say that when you first meet someone, you have five minutes to see them as they are, five minutes to see them as the world presents them, before their personality, your interaction with them, colors your perception. Literally, you forever see them differently after that first instant of truth. Now, granted, these variations in perceptions are...

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Auto Immobile
Sep04

Auto Immobile

If you cannot convince them, confuse them. — Harry S Truman klisk…klisk…klisk, klisk, klisk-klisk-kliskkliskkliskkliskkliskKLISKKLISKKLISK No, that is not the sound of a snake getting sexually aroused (what kind of sick-o are you?), but the sound my car started making after seven hours of driving to visit my brother for Labor Day weekend. Not exactly the welcoming I was hoping to receive. And at 3:30pm on a Saturday, every auto...

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It’s About Time
Aug28

It’s About Time

Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. — George Bernard Shaw The following is not a riddle; there is no “clever answer” at the end of it. Simply respond (mentally or to your computer screen) with the first answer that comes to mind: Imagine you have a meeting scheduled for next Wednesday. The meeting is moved forward two days. Which day is the meeting on? In case you suffered severe head trauma...

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Hellooooo Ohiooooo
Aug14

Hellooooo Ohiooooo

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.  — G. K. Chesterton Three days, two nights, and 2,500 miles later, I have arrived (safely) in Columbus, Ohio. And for those of you who know my driving record, someone should award me a trophy. It was a long, butt-sweating, audiobook-listening, caffeine riddled drive. I’m sure my sodium levels are equivalent to a...

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