Work

The Blessing of a Little Disorganization

There was an article in the New York Times recently that argues: Studies are piling up that show that messy desks are the vivid signatures of people with creative, limber minds (who reap higher salaries than those with neat “office landscapes”) and that messy closet owners are probably better parents and nicer and cooler than…

Real Vs. Synthetic

Many people suffer from synthetic attitudes. This state of mind can come from living in a dichotomy between the image you feel obliged to present to the world and what is your true sense of self. It is like the difference between bluster and confidence. Synthetic attitudes, such as that of the Pharisees who continually…

Distractions/Decisions

Whatever I am doing, whatever the context, I usually find my thoughts from one circumstance begin to shed light on other areas. One of the problems I regularly deal with at work is distractions. I was never meant for a cubicle environment, especially in a busy traffic area. As I began to ponder what I…

Rest, A Gift Beyond Compare

Thank you to all those who prayed for me while I was working (and generally not sleeping) to get this last large index out the door (950+ page book). I just successfully emailed the project to the book packager after being up since 6 a.m. yesterday and not getting more than five hours sleep a…

In Need We Are, Yes Indeed

All of us have times of need, times that are a bit overwhelming. Some are physical or health related. Some are emotionally or socially significant. Many are spiritual, and then some are work related. That is me today through Monday morning. I have to finish an index on a 950 page book. Normally this would…

It Is Worse The Second Day

I am getting too old for these all nighters. Working through Sunday night and not finishing until late Monday on that rush index has taken its toll, but the worst part was not the following day, in this case Tuesday, but instead the second day, today. I am still tired, even though I got plenty…

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have a rush indexing job to do and have absolutely no time or mental energy left that could be diverted from getting this index done. Sorry, while I may do a small posting or two to give me a mental break, I expect to be back in full form by Monday at the latest.…