January House Update

January has come and gone and we’ve made some progress on the bed, as well as a few other projects in the house. Here’s where it was before: And here’s where we are at now: It’s progressing along, though not as fast as either of us would like. So this week, we’re back to doing … [Read more…]

Family Relationships from a Distance

“I don’t know how to do this,” I finally admitted to myself. I was trying to remove small bits of rusted metal from the brick facade of my house. A previous owner had installed some type of net which involved 28 small hooks (I counted). Those hooks had now rusted and were damaging the brick … [Read more…]

Twitter Jubilee

I use Twitter a lot. It’s by far my favorite social networking platform and I am on it, well, constantly. Thankfully, a few years ago, Twitter added in the mute feature (as well as other features, like muting certain words, etc.) So now whenever someone irritates me, rather than being forced to debate if I … [Read more…]

Notice Periods

Sparked by a post on LinkedIn, the big thing to talk about a few weeks ago was employee ghosting. This post, detailing how a recruiter couldn’t get ahold of an applicant, spawned a bunch of articles in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, NPR and more. Setting aside the fact that the recruiter interviewed … [Read more…]

12 Dutch ads that have become cultural touchstones

Keep Calm and Carry On? Lovely Day for a Guinness? Just do it? Good advertising can do more than sell shoes and beer, they can become cultural touchstones, referenced over and over again, years after they first appeared. So, if a colleague shouts ‘Heyyyy biertje…’ during a borrel and everyone else laughs but you’re left … [Read more…]