Tag Archives: Standards

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Blankies, pencil leads, and changing expectations. Continue reading

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Can You See Me Now?

How hygiene is like justice. Continue reading

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Sloppy Is As Sloppy Does

A badly designed medical-information form provokes a rant about being sloppy and some consideration about when being careful really matters. Are you planning to get pregnant in the next three months? I look around. No, it’s just me and the … Continue reading

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Show Up, Keep Up, and Shut Up

It’s ironic that even as I feel that I know more and more, other people seem less and less interested in hearing about it. Maybe this is just one of the curses of aging, or maybe folks never did care that much. Continue reading

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The Gift of Motivation

Celebrating the 12 days of Christmas with short reflections on 12 gifts The best is the enemy of the good. Voltaire, in a letter to Frederik of Prussia Voltaire’s words come as a bit of a shock: we are more … Continue reading

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Worth Doing Badly

I present the dessert — chocolate ├ęclairs — casually. A flourish would seem excessive: they have, after all, been thawing on the kitchen counter in plain view while we worked our way through the appetizer and entree. Brie and cranberry … Continue reading

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