Saturday, August 16, 2014
Making Molehills of a Mountain
The Unclutterer blog tackles a tiresome task -- keeping papers organized -- with some good advice, including the following:
Organizer Janine Adams wrote on her Peace of Mind Organizing Blog about a women who got through 12 years of accumulated papers by working on them for 15 to 30 minutes a day. It's often easier to tackle a dreaded task if you know you only have to do it for a short period of time. [minor format edits]This is a multi-pronged approach and it could easily be applied to similar chores. The advice about having good tools is also worthwhile. (My wonky shredder comes to mind.)
"Inauthenticity is a game that takes too much work, and ultimately it can be destructive." -- Michael Hurd, in "ASK For What You Want" at The Delaware Wave
"There are indeed certain occasions when lling] the truth doesn't matter as much as physical safety or privacy." -- Michael Hurd, in "Kids: The Great Loophole Finders" at The Delaware Coast Press
My Two Cents
As a parent, I always appreciate it when Michael Hurd covers topics related to raising children, as he does in his second piece above. In this case, I am glad to see that I have been on the right track regarding how I handle questions that are not age-appropriate.
Robin Williams, RIP
I was saddened by the news that Robin Williams took his own life last week.
I'll memorialize him with the benevolent and very funny video above, although I must mention that I enjoyed his more serious acting work even more. I particularly liked his portrayal of Oliver Sacks, a neurologist, in Awakenings, for example.
Ironically, I learned of the video only recently due to followers of a certain religion -- take a guess -- being so thin-skinned as to threaten him over it.