Flimsy Sanity: April 2013

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

If You Had All the Money in the World

I sometimes ask people what they would do if they had all the money in the world. The best answer I ever got was from Lori Fendrick who I worked with in Sidney Montana. She said she would burn it. That WOULD be the level playing field that is so talked about.

I Hate Bosses

Bosses are bullies and should be avoided but a good manager can make the most disgusting work a pleasure and organize it for the optimum ease. I have always felt that life was too short to stop learning to I quit jobs when then became tedious. Out of I suppose 20-30 employments, I have met only 3 administrators to admire.

Ann Eichinger ran the film library at the State Library in Pierre, S.D. She refused bribes from the film salesmen (this was when they came in reels and were sent to schools throughout the state), kept the films scheduled and repaired and was exceedingly kind and just with her staff. I worked in a different department but I admired her skill and always wished I had her for a sister.

The other two were small business owners who hired because they could not complete the work themselves. They were interested in any ideas you might have that might make the work go smoother. They were Jake and Alan Haider in my home town of Belfield, N.D. and Cliff Thomas in Cottonwood, California who could make a rock laugh.

The ideal job, it goes without saying, is to work for yourself where time flies and money doesn't matter.

Garden Zones according to Nature

Plant peas, spinach, lettuce, turnips, cabbage, and other hardy plants when the lawn starts to green.

Plant perennial seeds when maples put out first leaves.

Plant potatoes when dandelions bloom

Plant cold sensitive crops when lilacs are in full bloom e.g. corn, tomatoes, eggplant, etc.