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mon posted: Mon 2017-12-11 13:34:19 tags: n/a
Chilly for SoFla. Wandered into Fresh Market and bought a bottle of Nando's "hot" peri-peri sauce, and grabbbed a sammich (basic + avocado) at Spatch when I made my bank deposit run. A few days ago Miss Cupcake snapped pics and put on Facebook a call for bids on the collectible remnants of my RPG library, and I echoed to my own timeline. My high school sweetheart called dibs on my old Deities and Demigods hardcover (yes the one with the Cthulhu and Melnibonean mythoi). Now if we can just sell the 2 War... (...more)
Gottman's book is definitely worth an in-depth read, so I don't feel like I'm giving away the store by repeating the titular 7 principles. (They're already revealed in the Wikipedia article anyway.) 1 Enhancing love maps 2 Nurturing fondness and admiration 3 Turning toward each other 4 Accepting influence 5 Solving solvable problems 6 Overcoming gridlock 7 Creating shared meaning ... (...more)
sat posted: Sat 2017-12-09 06:37:43 tags: n/a
Wikipedia: U.S. Presidents who had slaves NoLabels emailed me with a poll asking simply "should members of Congress compromise to get things done". In a scenario where lobbying was illegal and campaign finance rules gave each candidate equal time, I'd say yes, compromise was the intent of the Founding Fathers and a proven central feature of democratic political process. But our Republic hasn't been less democratic since women and blacks got the vote, and the "free"-ness of the "marketplace of ideas" i... (...more)
fri posted: Fri 2017-12-08 11:28:50 tags: n/a
Woebot asked a good question: if it could wave a magic wand to help me achieve my goals, what about ME would change? What I would like to change is feeling more motivated and focused at work. I guess that entails a change in how I think about work. Is that a specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-limited goal? Sure, why not.

thu posted: Thu 2017-12-07 05:55:24 tags: n/a
coffee+cocoa. Brought home the Folger's instant from work last night, since I rarely drink coffee there and I was running low on Bustelo at home. Either my tastes have evolved or Folger's has gotten pretty awful. Couldn't help but notice the "leftovers" postie-note I jotted (to replace the one that had lost its tack and kept falling on the floor) was apparently unsatisfactory, and had been reworked. Felt a little weird, but under tension the human tendency is to read too much into circumstances with li... (...more)