There are some very scary things happening around the world. The prospects for war in places like Syria and The South China Sea have never been higher. And don’t get me started on home grown terrorism right here in ‘Merica. But unless your name is Trump, Ping or Putin there isn’t much you can do about it. But here is some good news. There is a space where you rein and you alone are in total control. Your work desk. But as Glenn O'Brien points out in ‘How to be a man’, the bar
Just as we must pay taxes and die, so too must we deal with people we don’t like. They may come in the form a scheming colleague, a vengeful ex, or perhaps a boss who takes leadership cues from Caligula. As much as we’d like to ignore these people, they aren’t going anywhere. They are the polyester blended into the fabric of our lives; destined to chafe and irritate at every turn. But take heart. The ever-reliable Greeks are here to share with us their wisdom and guidance.
If you looked at the history of the planet as a 24 hour clock it would start with the formation of the earth at 0:00:00 (midnight) and go to 11:59:59 which represents the current day. Humans would only have arrived on the scene at 11:58:43! How then, do you tell the story of the planet to someone not from Earth when for a large part of that history the story teller was absent? Assigning the job to an engineer wouldn’t have been my first choice, but NASA in 1977 took on the am