Day 243 of Project 365: Type B.


Books on management and productivity tend to leave me cold, but so far I am enjoying Victor Lipman’s “The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World”, especially the following sentence:

The core qualities of the Type B manager — including calmness, thoughtfulness, and patience — are qualities that people find easy to work with.

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What about the absurd sense of humor and off-kilter fashion sense? I hope the author doesn’t forget those.

Tell me about your favorite manager.

Writing from: my study. Listening to: “Looped” by Kiasmos.

Day 174 of Project 365: Walkability.


I enjoy unwinding from an intense day filled with “how do I do this thing that I normally know how to do but don’t yet know how to do in this context” with this walk to the bus.

I didn’t see any ROUSes, but while I was distracted by hummingbirds I was almost mowed down by a cyclist listening to loud country music. Ah, nature.

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Writing from: my study. Listening to: my hard-drive chug as it converts PDFs to ebooks.

Day 173 of Project 365: You spin me.


Tonight I took the WES commuter rail to the MAX light rail home. And then FunkyPlaid and I went out for some driving practice because I need to get my Oregon driver’s license ASAP. As much as I love public transit, 3 hours of commuting each weekday is draining.

Zen does not need to concern herself with such things. She spends her days lounging in the backyard, as happy as I’ve ever seen her.

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Writing from: my study. Listening to: the tumble-dryer, because as soon as the laundry is done, I get to go to sleep.

Day 166 of Project 365: Handbag of Holding.


Despite this being a Deluxe Handbag of Holding, I pushed it past capacity today. I’m still unsure what I’ll need for a full day of work plus public transit commutes, so I am definitely over-packing.

Note to self: you’ll fall asleep on the bus for at least the first couple of weeks, so stop bringing multiple books to read on the way home. Also, you work in a library.

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Writing from: my study. Listening to: “Es Tut Mir Leid” by Stefano Guzzetti.