Tag Archives: Unconcern

From Fear of Missing Out to Being Present

I like this direct attack. Puncturing the ballon with flair. Here’s an insight that I’ve had about success: You can’t be successful at everything. We hear a lot of talk about work-life balance. Nonsense. You can’t have it all. You … Continue reading

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F R A N C O I S [fʁɑ̃swa]

A visit to the coffee shop. I know they will get my order correct and I dread how they will mangle my name. We are not in Montréal where “François” would be quite common. I usually pronounce and spell (sometimes … Continue reading

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on parting from the party

Sometimes an atheist can be holier than thou… AN AFFECTATION IN PARTING. He who wishes to sever his connection with a party or a creed thinks it necessary for him to refute it. This is a most arrogant notion. The … Continue reading

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Houses and Wares

Some are registered through the Little Free Library Org. Some are autonomous. They are agents of circulation. Experiments in collective currating. This one located on Clinton Street in Toronto has a lively polka-dotted roof. Its side view offers an image … Continue reading

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Indifference

Thom Gunn Selected Poems 1950-1975 concludes with a poem chosen from Jack Straw’s Castle called “The Cherry Tree” which after description of the fecund abundance of the fruit-bearing tree moves to a description of its self-possession. The babies, i.e. cherries, … Continue reading

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Slack

Looseness in the system is what allows work to get done. In his authoritative Information Payoff: the Transformation of Work in the Electronic Age (1985), Paul A. Strassmann observes that there is an enormous amount of invisible slack in routine … Continue reading

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Occasions

Simone, Louisette and Julia afix their initials to the Commonwealth edition of the forward to Mastering the Art of French Cooking and thus above those signature elements can be read: This is a book for the servantless cook who can … Continue reading

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