The Lighthouse

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11 April 2012

Words to the wise from the not-so-wise

If you plan on getting to work early in the morning, do not loll in bed for 45 extra minutes.  That would be 5 hits of the snooze button.

When you've already been barely-on-time to work once this week, do not stay awake until two in the morning with a just-can't-put-it-down book.

If you start reading a book and recognize signs that this is going to be one of those you just can not put down, put it down. Immediately. Do not attempt to read a can't-put-it-down book during the work week when the most you can do is nibble it discretely in between duties of the moment. Unless you have discipline of steel, in which case you do not know the gravitational inevitability of just one more paragraph... one more page.

Let these hints help you to a frazzle-free week. I will attempt to heed them myself.


  1. These words of wisdom also apply to watching whole seasons of intensely exciting shows. Very bad to start on a weeknight, or a week where very early mornings are in order. Unless, you just want to stay awake all night every night. Then...go to it!

  2. Excellent advice! I'm adding yours to my list of things to never do.