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The Joy of Repairing Stuff

The Joy of Maintenance Repairing Stuff.

I had the opportunity recently to have several home repair issues taken care of—which got me thinking about an Oct. 528 more words

Politics And Culture

Art for Art's Ache


This week is a globe-spanning sojourn to fantasy-medieval Poland, colonial South Africa and post-capitalist dystopian Japan, if you can believe it. What I really enjoy about the topics this time round is how they highlight people’s ability to get really, … 938 more words


Reading is weird sometimes

I bought this book a year ago, when it first came out. I think it was the subhead “what we can learn from the T-shirt cannon”, that grabbed me. 364 more words


The Doctors Bookshelf: Phase II

The Doctors Bookshelf was erected a little under 2 years ago. During this time it has hosted 76 blog posts, of which there were  206 more words


EPISODE 22: Bigly, Big League, or Bagley?

What exactly is President Trump saying? Producer of the popular-but-fundamentally-smug podcast “Eaganomics” Jerry Trapman provides a definitive answer to the bigly/big league/Bagley debate. Click here to listen.

Minnesota History

Are You Sunk?

I was listening to the Freakonomics podcast the other day and they were discussing the concepts of Sunk Cost and Opportunity Cost. A quick definition of the two: 2,013 more words

Marilyn, Perfectionism, and Quitting

By Lisa Alber

I spend last Friday night with Mom. One of our Friday movie nights. My mom is 85 years old and has dementia. She still lives at home with my sister who lives at home (not because of Mom, she just does) and two caretakers who come and go.  744 more words