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  1. The Question We All Ask

    From stuffchristianslike.net: We had finished reading a book and I was about to turn off the light when she sat up and said, “Dad, I have a question for you. What have you noticed is my talent?” Maybe that doesn’t sound that big to you, but what I heard was a little different. In her…

  2. I’m seriously thinking about never tipping anywhere. How do I communicate I’m not tipping on principle rather than bad service?

  3. Being Mature

    Editor’s Note: Not sure where this came from. It’s been sitting as a draft post for three years1. I think it may have come from How to be an Adult, by David Richo, which is a fantastic book. Face the facts Determine what’s not working Take responsibility for your actions and choices Make choices for…

  4. Back to Alaska Airlines Plebs Status

    I missed reaching Alaska Airlines MVP this year by 652 miles — not to be confused with the time I missed MVP Gold by 2000 miles. I thought about making a year-end milage-run, a process where you “[buy] a low-price airline ticket … and fly not because you want to go anywhere, but to earn…

  5. Stupid People, Stupid Questions, and the Lazyweb

    Scott Adams has a great quote: If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions? This quote came to mind as I was reading a post by Jeff Atwood on the word Lazyweb: From www.codinghorror.com: It’s hard to pin…

  6. In Greek legend, Icarus flew too close to the Sun, and the heat melted his wings and he fell to his death. But “melting” is a phase change which is a function of temperature, a measure of internal energy, which is the integral of incident power flux over time. His wings didn’t melt because he…

    Randall Munroe