Tempeh is better if you make it yourself

Black-bean-&-black-rice tempeh — photo by author


Ask yourself at the time — or later, as you reflect on an incident or exchange

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Hear the dog that didn’t bark


What’s so bad about a union, from a management perspective?

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Let the gods decide

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Choosing who will next participate

In discussions classes students talk more than the teacher. The teacher often calls upon students — to go to the board to demonstrate a theorem in geometry…


Withered good intentions can bloom again if you learn how to recover from failure

These crooked branches grow into an orderly top; a crooked path can still reach your goal. (photo by author)


Patience is not a gift but a skill; skills require practice.

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The unfamiliar makes us uneasy, so some pretend it’s like previous experience.

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Some say a disaster is looming, others believe it’s overblown — what’s your take?


But I finally figured out why I was repeatedly short of money

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Implicit spending

Then I discovered what I call “implicit spending.” Some possessions must eventually be replaced. I finally realized that, as I use one of those, I am implicitly spending money. For example, take a computer I bought for $2000. Now that I own it, I thought…

Michael Ham

Wrote “Leisureguy’s Guide to Gourmet Shaving the Double-Edge Way.” Blogs at leisureguy.wordpress.com. Enjoys cooking, reading, movies, and listening to jazz.

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