The Rail Runner: Yes and No

For the last couple of months Laura has been working at an internship up in Santa Fe, for a law firm that gives her nice lunches and treats her very well.  It’s a lovely job. But it entails commuting from Albuquerque — that’s an hour drive each way.  So it’s LOVELY that there’s an express rail…

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Teddy Goes Off On His Aventure

For those of you who’ve been paying attention to the Saga of Teddy, we have an update. (The picture is one that I sent the teddy bear hospital, so that they could figure out if he was beyond repair.) Never heard back from the teddy bear hospital in England that says it can repair sheepskin. …

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Becoming an Expert. One Day at at Time.

Over at Study Hacks, which if you read this blog often, you know I both adore and argue with often, Cal Newport is talking about his strong belief (and I’m with him here) that to become successful, we need expertise. He got started on this, this time (he addresses this a lot) in thinking about…

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Pittsburgh Bucket List

We’ve got 349 days left till our Giant Aventure: Let’s Move the Entire Menagerie to Albuquerque, according to the countdown clock.  I think it’s therefore time to figure out what I want to make sure I do in Pittsburgh, either again, or for the first time, before then.  Well before then, really, on account of…

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Getting Involved

I’ve been consciously practicing getting involved when I see something that looks like it needs to be addressed — a dog wandering around in a neighborhood where I don’t usually see dogs, for instance, or a baby groundhog looking like it’s about to wander into the street.  This requires that I 1) pay attention to…

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