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The Toxic Nature Of Hospitality

For a while now I have been deeply interested in reading information about travel and in watching the videos of world travelers whose interest mirrors my own and whose travels can give me ideas for things that can be accomplished … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Poo At Work

How To Poo At Work, by Mats & Enzo This is a book that one doesn’t want to like but one can easily identify with. Going to the bathroom at work is an aspect of contemporary culture that draws a … Continue reading

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That Was Uncomfortable

Today I, like many of my co-workers across many different offices, received a message this morning telling me to take a course on workplace harassment as a “multi-state employee.” The course was about an hour long and was presented by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empowerment Takes More Than A Minute

Empowerment Takes More Than A Minute, by Ken Blanchard, John P. Carlos & Alan Randolph In many ways, this is a very good book, but there is something missing from it that makes it not as good and not as … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Dollar, Another War

I often find it amusing when the same problems manifest themselves over and over again. As I have often noted, communication is a particularly Nathanish problem, but it is not only a problem for me personally, but also a problem … Continue reading

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What’s It Worth To You?

Before coming into work today I had a couple of medical appointments. First, there was a trip to LabCorps. I figured that with Covid happening as it is, that there would be better parking than usual, and to a certain … Continue reading

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Book Review: Anna Carries Water

Anna Carries Water, by Olive Senior, with illustrations by Laura James It is unclear exactly what nation inspired this particular book but since the author is of Jamaican heritage and the illustrator is an Antiguan (both of which are lovely … Continue reading

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They Like Control

We live in a world where the obvious solution to problems of trust and security is to increase control at the cost of hindering the ability of other people to do things that they need to do. Most notably, at … Continue reading

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Don’t Touch My Water, Or, How To Radicalize Your Essential Employees

This morning when I arrived at work I found that the break room had a sign on the door that said that until further notice the breakroom, including the water dispensers, was closed until further notice as part of the … Continue reading

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Meeting After Meeting

I am not someone who spends most of my life involved in meetings.¬† ¬†There are good reasons for this, among which is the fact that I am a somewhat antisocial person who can only spend so much time around most … Continue reading

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