Last night, my friends and I met at an old haunt of ours, the Double T Diner, which we started frequenting during our senior year of high school. Every Wednesday we would drag ourselves out of bed to get there by 6:15 in the morning to pray together. It became a ritual, a mid-week respite from the papers and calculus homework and college applications. I looked forward to those little mugs of diner coffee and plates of home-fries and a chance to share what was really going on in our lives, beneath those stacks of papers and the pressure to decide where we would head next.
In your world, the years begin in August and the weeks start on Monday. Would you please tell us how you originally came up with this concept of keeping time?
My mom, Susan, is the person who originally designed the calendar. She comes from an academic background, as a professor at the University of Oregon and later as the owner of a small, independent bookstore on the U of O campus. From her own experience, and from listening to customers in the store, she knew that there was a gap in the marketplace when it came to a calendar/organizer designed for folks whose “new year” starts with back to school.
Hello friends! Welcome to the start of another week and our penultimate edition of Five & Five (at least for a while). Awards season is well under way—Laura's favorite time of the year. But controversy erupted this week over the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations and the snubbing of the acclaimed Selma. The Academy Awards will air on Sunday, February 22nd. Also, be sure not to miss out on President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday Night!
Whether you still need to write Thank You letters from Christmas or are ahead of the game and thinking about Valentine's Day, adding a little pop to your cards is simple and fun. Here's how to make a Pop-Up Heart Card.
Editor’s Note: We had one outstanding wonder interview from December. Enjoy!
You have been a pharmacist for over 40 years now. What was pharmacy like when you started and what has changed?
When I first started practicing pharmacy, we helped people feel better only after they got sick, by treating their symptoms to help ease the pain. Now, we start by answering the question, “How may we help you achieve a better quality of life?” We hope to create in our care a practice of preventing illness, as well as tactical care once illness has occurred.
Good afternoon, and happy Monday! What were you up to this weekend? I read a ton (including this fascinating piece), saw IE intern Katie Howell’s husband play a show, and tried my hand at homemade applesauce (delicious and super simple). In other news…
January is the perfect time to hunker down (in your jams) and do some crafts. Every Friday this month, we'll have a suggestion for a fun project to do while sipping some hot coco and watching Gilmore Girls (or whatever your preferred show of choice is).
Time. Sometimes we want to slow it down; sometimes we want to speed it up. Sometimes we feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day, and sometimes we piddle the hours away. Some of you are masters of managing it; I’m one of those people who is in a constant losing battle with the ticking clock. (“Punctuality is the virtue of the bored,” Evelyn Waugh wrote. That makes me feel better, but it shouldn’t.)
Happy New Year! As we move on from a week of reflection and head back into work, school, and home life, Google reminds us of where we've been in the last year. Check out their compilation of big trends in 2014. And try not to cry too hard over the loss of our dear, favorite grandfather, Richard Gilmore.