Monthly Archives: January 2015

Our Real Journey

Quote posted on my cousin’s Facebook page by a friend of hers. I made a meme for it.

“It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed.” ~ Wendell Berry

This and That

Tech Republic has an article about why remote working makes sense. It really does, but it also depends on the worker. My husband manages a global computer network from a closet in one of our rooms. Well, the desk is in the closet, his chair is out in the room. Both my husband and I earned our degrees and graduate degrees remotely. We are both capable of, and comfortable with, working unsupervised. Of course, not all positions are conducive to working remotely. You can’t cut hair remotely, but lots of work can be done remotely perhaps freeing up hours in commuting time a day.

Comment at Althouse post on the President’s comments about US versus European Muslim assimilation:

Churchill had a noteworthy assessment of Islam in 1899:

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live

Harsh, but history shows that peoples, and generations, ascribe to certain inculcated behaviors. Assimilation is a consequence—or not assimilating or being accepted.

Paddington Cake Pops at Bakerella!


Cool Idea to Implement Locally

And a great story that used it…

Lenore Skenazy at Free-Range Kids brings us a cool idea to maybe change grumpy people we live around.

In Windsor, Ontario an anonymous Canadian started a website and Facebook page called Spotted in Windsor for people to be able to thank and comment to each other via a public message board. It was modeled on one from a local university.

The story that a woman posted is very moving.
Read the whole thing.

Happy New Year!

My laptop was in the shop so I didn’t have the ability to do this until now.