I have been thinking for a long time now that the vast majority of “three wish” stories are to encourage people to remain happy in their stations.Continue reading “If Wishes Were Horses…”
Many years ago, while traveling with new friends, we learned a phrase from them: Designated Control-Freak (or DCF).Continue reading “The Designated Control Freak”
There is a game I read about years ago.
In that game, four kids each hold onto a broomstick, and try to push it downward into a cup on the floor.
That can already be a little tricky.Continue reading ““Cleanup on Aisle Collaboration, please.””
Fixing things is tough. Fixing social things is especially tough. People are dynamical meat systems, and capable of nearly anything.Continue reading “The Fix Is In.”
It feels as if there’s an inverse relationship between a group’s claim at the efficacy of their self-policing and the actual ability for them to self-police.Continue reading “We all need mirrors”
I’ve known a lot of people who seem very unhappy because they keep forgetting one of the most important relationship facts ever.Continue reading “It’s like The Drake Equation for sex!”
I read an amusing list online a few days ago. It was a list of how not to be “creepy.” It was all the usual things, such as “don’t touch people without their permission,” and “don’t corner people when they’re alone,” and “pay attention to subtle little things like how we lift our pinkies on Thursday nights when the buffalo calls out to determine whether or not we might or might not be approachable,” and so forth.Continue reading “We are the cops. You and me.”