Molly was tempting the fates by standing on the edge of a cliff that had a 600 foot drop off. Not a gentle rolling drop off, but a knife edge, mesa drop off. Very exciting.
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Might have been medium sized, she worried that thing for almsot an hour, balanced on the precipice over a cliff. The rodent escaped to live another day, but Molly wore down her nails nicely.
The asking price is true, but it’s also an illusion. If you are offered a job and negotiate a raise of 10% over what was originally offered, that’s good, but it has nothing at all to do with what you’re actually worth. If you buy a house for 15% over asking price, it doesn’t mean […]
It was good. Molly and I did 15 miles into the back desert, hit a watering hole we know about, lounged for a bit (Molly swam, rolled in mud and was a happy dog).
Some people say “hobby” like it’s a bad thing. In a race for more, it seems as though doing something you don’t get paid for, something that requires patience and skill–well, some people don’t get it. They’d rather troll around on social media or watch a rerun. A generation or two ago, hobbies were things […]
If you open a roadside motel, expect that tired and demanding budget travelers will arrive. If you run a fancy restaurant, don’t be surprised if people will angle and cajole and lie to get a ‘better’ table. If you hustle to get market share, you’ll probably end up with customers who insist on ever more […]
And I consider it a personal achievement in stick-shift driving, in reverse with ½ inch clearance on either side.
We did 8 miles into this, took over 3 hours round trip. Lots of fun. Found a skeleton, pretty sure it was not human, Molly had to roll in the icky parts. Dog stuff.
Over time, every system becomes increasingly complex. That’s because in order to make it better, we tweak it. We add exceptions. We do things that are urgent, essential or smart for a particular use case. We learn from what’s broken and we fix that broken spot. New projects can’t possibly be as intricate as old […]