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What Flexibility Is, and Is Not

OK, class, today we are having a pop quiz. Ready? “Last minute” people (a.k.a. procrastinators) are flexible. “Planners” are rigid and inflexible. True or False? For years I believed the answer was True. I myself am of the “planner” variety, and this natural inclination of mine occasionally bumps up against the tendencies of people who are of a more “last minute” persuasion. More often than not, this results in mutual irritation and their  ...

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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

A Few of My Favorite Things

In honor of the 56th anniversary of the release of The Sound of Music, and that song we all know and love — “My Favorite Things” — I decided to compile a list of my own favorite things. Just for fun.¬†and in case you might want to give me something. 1. Mint chocolate chip ice cream. In a waffle cone, because that’s the right way to eat ice cream. Or one of the right ways. There’s no wrong way, really. 2. The Pacific Ocean and beaches. For melting  ...

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Lifestyle

Please Don’t Comment on My Face

I’m going to share something with you, and you can tell me if you’ve experienced this too, or if I’m just crazy. (Actually, don’t tell me if I’m crazy. Just let me live in blissful ignorance, please.) Have you ever been engaged in conversation with someone — or even just minding your own business in a group of people — and had someone randomly comment on your expression? “You look annoyed.” “What is that look for?” “I  ...

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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

21 Things I’ve Learned So Far in 2021

On the lighter side: 1. One unexpectedly nice side effect of quarantine, mask-wearing, and public spaces being extra clean and sanitized is that not only does it slow the spread of COVID, you don’t get regular colds and flu so much, either. I’m a fan. 2. Then again, it is a little unsettling how much all the businesses, restaurants, airports, etc. are bragging about how they’re cleaning their spaces. I’m like, Were you not doing this before…? 3. Music and  ...

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