Who Can You Trust?

Monday afternoon was quite manic at work. Too much going on, all at once. The day started out great, with sunshine and a meeting of peers to discuss how we can make work life better for ourselves and fellow employees…short of retirement or having the winning lottery ticket or adding a wine bar in every office. We had a great discussion and came up with a few notable ideas. Then I drove back to my office and it kind ofRead more

Days and Weeks and Months

Q: What has 2 arms, 2 wings, 2 tails, 3 heads, 3 bodies and 8 legs? I’m not going to answer at the moment. I’d like you to think about the answer while I ramble through this post. Today, February 9th, is Fat Tuesday. In many Polish communities around the U.S., it is also Paczki Day, although the traditional date is Fat Thursday. Two days in which to eat to excess. From Wikipedia: In Poland, pączki (pronounced PAWNCH-ki) are eatenRead more

Gray Tubes for Sale

For those of you who read the latest edition of “What the Heck?”, I’m here to provide closure. (Click on the answers to #1 and #2 to see images.) Daisy Wheel. I was astounded to find this object amid the closet junk. We had thrown away its companion Canon typewriter in the trash years ago when the computer made it obsolete. I have no idea how the daisy wheel hung onto life in the darkness, but it did. I believeRead more

What the Heck? *Office Edition*

I had originally planned to be on vacation the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Instead, I had this hairbrained marvelous idea: I would go into work on Tuesday, when it was quiet, and start relieving the office of its dust-covered, no-one-really-wants-it junk. It appears our office will be moving before summer of 2016 and there is absolutely no need to move items that belong in the dumpster or at Goodwill. I knew that over the 15+ years IRead more