A few words in support of procrastination

Too often people talk about procrastinating as if it’s a bad thing.

Sure, there are good aspects to finishing projects quickly, but there are also numerous positives related to delaying your work.

Often when I am supposed to be doing something like completing a work project, cleaning the living room or tying my shoes, I get interrupted by important thoughts that must be pondered. I see this as a positive example of prioritizing. Continue reading “A few words in support of procrastination”

How the Nick stole the time change

Every Who down in Whoville liked the time change a lot.
But the Nick who lived in Ohio certainly did not!

The Nick hated the time change! The whole time change season.
Now please don’t ask why! No one knows exactly the reason.

It could be perhaps, that his clocks wound too tight,
It could just be that he never adjusted them right.

But I think the most likely reason you can keep,
Is that the Nick was a person who wanted to sleep.

Continue reading “How the Nick stole the time change”

What is ^, why are I and l so similar, and other computer keyboard questions

Like many people, I am familiar with the computer keyboard.

And while I use it often and appreciate it, I also have several questions about the computer keyboard.

For example, why are capital I and lowercase l so similar? Usually after I type one or the other, I have to look at them closely to try to figure out which is which. And what about 1? Why can’t we make them all a little more different?

Here are a few additional items: Continue reading “What is ^, why are I and l so similar, and other computer keyboard questions”

Which words do you consistently misspell?

No matter how many times I use a few certain words, I always seem to spell them incorrectly.

Spellcheck usually helps me, but it’s frustrating that I keep typing these words wrong. Our judges also have certain words that give them trouble, so they put together this list of the “Top 5 Words I Always Spell Incorrectly.”

I am hoping that by making this list, it will help me spell these words correctly in the future. I’m also curious about the words that you run into that give you problems. Continue reading “Which words do you consistently misspell?”

An important study on time-related words that have second meanings

While working earlier this week, I was struck by the thought about how many words related to time have double meanings. This shocking discovery cost me a few hours of productivity, but it also left me with this important study to share with you today.

Please don’t tell my bosses, but here are a few of the surprising examples about how words that we use to describe time nearly always have second meanings, or at least similar words that sound roughly the same: Continue reading “An important study on time-related words that have second meanings”