Coworkers broke the thing I built. I am supposed to be letting other people fix their own mistakes.

Listening to Chiquitita and gazing upon the ABBA poster that now hangs above my desk is helping.

"Be careful at Five Fingers," he says. "Don't forget to use the right-hand channel."
"I know," I tell him. "The old steamboat channel."
"That's right. The steamboat channel. Keep to the right."
And then he adds, as if by an afterthought: "I lost my father in Five Fingers. Many years ago. He took the other channel."

...Is the Yukon even in real life?

Is there some sort of music playlist that follows me? There is a series of songs playing in this coffee shop that I could swear I heard in a hotel bar in Houston a few months ago. I like most of them and love a few, so it stands out to me.

I could well imagine that such a thing exists.

"The winters could be viciously cold but he made the most of them; it amused him to fashion a scarf pin out of mercury, which freezes at 40 below, and see how long it would last."

The Yukon sounds wild and Pierre Berton's dad sounds well suited to it.

Reading a book by Pierre Berton complaining about hydro dams destroying forests in 1973 and find myself thinking: "Well, I guess the forests can drown or they can burn"

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found this amazing little story at the bottom of the man page for bwbasic, the BASIC interpreter installed on

Thanks, Mrs. Verda Spell!

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Never forget, the Marketplace of Ideas can remain irrational longer than you can remain ethically solvent.

It is wonderful to stretch out on the sun warm moss, be a lazy skwurl and take a little nap.

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Never forget: most of us have been poisoned by a toxic educational system that teaches us systematically that failing at a task or not knowing a correct answer is shameful.

There is no inherent shame in failure, in not knowing, or in being wrong, and we shouldn't actively shame others for it.

Get back up, learn something new, and try again.

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I am such a reflective mood. I am visiting where I grew up with one of my partners. I haven't been here in about 25 years and I keep seeing things and absolutely flashing back to being a tiny skwurl.

It is strange and makes me feel sensitive.

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