Monthly Archives: October 2014

Bagel And Goliath

They closed the bagel store near my house. That’s right, closed. I showed up for breakfast a few weeks ago – as I have been doing two or three times a week for the past ten years – and the place was shut down cold. Uh oh, that’s a problem. And so thinking as clearly as a man without coffee can think, I hopped back in my car and drove around the corner to Panera Bread. Listen To This Post I […] Click to read more…

 

Why Your Writing Gets No Traction

Like you, I secretly suspect that all the “shortcut buttons” on my microwave do exactly the same thing. We’ve got, Reheat, Defrost, Beverage, Popcorn, Vegetable and Potato (which, according to General Electric, is apparently not a vegetable). And while I use the appropriate button as the opportunity arises, I have to say, I’m not convinced it makes any difference. But you know what I’ve realized? It doesn’t matter. Putting the specific buttons there for each item or situation in question […] Click to read more…

 

Every Little Thing You Do Is Magic

I suppose I should just come right out and say it: I don’t exactly know how to use the rear windshield wiper on my car. I mean I sort of know how to use it… I know which button turns it on and off; I know that there are three different settings. But I don’t really know which setting does what or even what the range of possible behaviors is (fast, slow, intermittent, coordinated with the front wipers, etc.) And […] Click to read more…