In her last days, my mother occasionally became confused. And to try to ground her, we asked simple questions like ‘What’s your favorite color’ and ‘What’s your favorite song?’ And she couldn’t answer these.
But when asked what her favorite prayer was, she immediately recited (the) Child’s Prayer in German, that she used to say (to) my eldest brothers and sisters at bedtime, when they were living in Munich in the late 1940’s. Her favorite memory of prayer was a young mother tucking in her children. We were the light of her life and she let us know it ‘til the end.
And that’s it. Thank you for listening. Now we can get to the truly important work of television broadcasting, which she would want me to do. When I was leaving her last week, I leaned over and I said ‘Mom, I’m going back to New York to do the show.’ And she said ‘I can’t wait to see it. I wouldn’t miss it for the world.’
So, with that in mind, this… is The Colbert Report."
So it was a colleague’s birthday.
So the boss and manager also decided it would be a great opportunity to announce that the coffee consumption is high.
So this guy colleague looked at me and all I could do was try not to laugh.
So we now have to pay for coffee.
You know what that means…. Current Job: -10000000 points
Are you uncomfortable with ambiguity? It’s a common condition, but a highly problematic one. The compulsion to quell that unease can inspire snap judgments, rigid thinking, and bad decision-making.
Fortunately, new research suggests a simple antidote for this affliction: Read more literary fiction.
A trio of University of Toronto scholars, led by psychologist Maja Djikic, report that people who have just read a short story have less need for what psychologists call “cognitive closure.” Compared with peers who have just read an essay, they expressed more comfort with disorder and uncertainty—attitudes that allow for both sophisticated thinking and greater creativity."
Hi, I am N and I give bad introductions. So there are visitors in the office and we have this 1:1 introduction, the conversation with me was the shortest. The things in my head are directly inversely proportional to the things I say.
High-wire artist Philippe Petit, who notoriously walked between the World Trade Center twin towers in 1974 and whose Cheating the Impossible is a must-read, explores the art of making knots in Why Knot? How to Tie More Than Sixty Ingenious, Useful, Beautiful, Lifesaving and Secure Knots.
need to get twine and ropes.
Nobody fusses about your half-birthday and that is the most perfect thing about half-birthdays.
Today does not exist because I just had a McD McMuffin, gonna kill it at the gym with D in an hour, then a movie, possibly cakes with friend. Because it all makes good sense on my half-birthday. Happy half-birthday. Also, I am in my docs. Perfect day. Except, I was supposed to have brie, crackers and sun but haze happened. That only spells: m o r e c a k e s.