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Monthly Archives: January 2011
You can find a hero for any vice. Take Albert Einstien. Turns out the Nobel-prize winning physics guru was also an advocate for messy desks. You’ve heard the maxim, “A cluttered desk is a cluttered mind”? Well, apparently Einstein countered, “If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Ouch. There is no end to the arguments about the best way to work and study to achieve maximum productivity. Some say that absolute silence, at a desk, is required; others would rather listen to the Motley Crue while lounging on the couch. … Continue reading
My first serious case of procrastinatus occurred when the frog showed up in my mailbox. I was taking a biology course through distance ed when, along with a heavy textbook and a CD, I received a plastic jar the size of a basketball. It was filled with a murky solution of formaldehyde, and to see what was inside, you had to tilt the jar to the light, revealing a bit of clam shell, a flash of anemic sea worm, a spindly webbed foot. I was struck by the strangeness of this. Whose job it was to pack dead things into jars … Continue reading