All work, no play

OK, let me just get this out of the road up front. I enjoy my Work. I enjoy the Work part of it, I enjoy the people (mostly), I enjoy the challenges, the thinking processes, the bigger picture planning and the day to day detail that I need to attend to. I get frustrated from time to time, who doesn’t, but ultimately my week is very much focussed on Work. I also enjoy my work, as there is a large crossover between that and my Work. Apologies, I’m presuming that you’ve read this post about a presentation given by Clay Shirky that I have, which offers the following quote: “(Capital-W) Work is what we have considered for years: your boss …

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Floored (plus other items of note)

I’m lying on the bed, laptop perched on a tray, watching TV. It’s a little tricky to type because I’ve got a cut on the middle finger of my left hand, and my arms and hands are sore. Why? Laminate flooring. Previously the laminate flooring ran from the hallway through to the kitchen, it’s a galley style kitchen so was the easiest way to get some cheap flooring down when we moved in. The new kitchen meant new flooring to compliment it which meant lifting and cutting the few boards that span the doorway. Not a simple job, as it turned out, particularly when you have a bad knee which is something I hadn’t really factored into the work. Meh. …

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