The day my computer died

Written by Jesse S. Somer

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It’s a real bummer when something goes wrong, but these occurrences are necessary in a space-time continuum that is in constant flux. If you are a spiritual person, you might say that there’s only one thing in life to have unwavering faith in: Magical existence itself. You might be asking yourself by now, ‘What is this guy talking about?’ I think I’m just rationalizingrepparttar death of my newfound ‘friend’. I’m coming torepparttar 118104 point where I understand my old fears were irrational and unfounded, as most fears generally are. However, I’m also wondering about these people out there who have more faith in computers than human beings. For instance, I know of a man who says that he would rather fly in an airplane under automatic pilot instead ofrepparttar 118105 real thing. Human pilots can get drunkrepparttar 118106 night before and be depressed and hung over right? Whereas computers are completely rational, unemotional and unable to partake in activities deemed by most as unsavory.

The sad fact is computers can break and die. Maybe we need to find a happy medium where inorganic and organic intelligence work in tandem, so that if one half ofrepparttar 118107 partnership fails,repparttar 118108 other half can always compensate. Let me tell you I’m quite sad right now, but hey ‘shit happens’. I just hope thatrepparttar 118109 ‘shit’ isn’t your plane landing inrepparttar 118110 ocean because of a computer that’s had too much vodkarepparttar 118111 night before.

Jesse S. Somer is the widow of a computer that only lived four short years in this sacred thing we call life.

Procrastination Emancipation

Written by Deborah Carraro

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I stand proudly at my desk and declare my Emancipation from Procrastination, freeing myself fromrepparttar bonds of laziness.

I have a dream, that one day my habitual procrastination, as noted by my mother - whose voice comes back to haunt me with labels such as disorganized, scattered and lazy - will be transformed into an empowering situation whererepparttar 118103 endless to do lists and procrastination temptations will be forever banished torepparttar 118104 annals of accomplishment. I have a dream today where I recognize that I walk not alone on this path to procrastination but am in fact in excellent company (see Bill Gates above).

This will berepparttar 118105 day when I sing "My list, 'tis of thee, endless list that plagues me, of thee I sing. List of tasks I don't like to do, list of thorns in my side, from every desktop, letrepparttar 118106 work begin."

And if I'm to changerepparttar 118107 pattern of procrastination. this must become true.

After hours of research, I've finally understood that one ofrepparttar 118108 big reasons I've been procrastinating is that I'm focusing only on finishing. So I'll begin to concentrate on starting. All I need to do is keep starting, andrepparttar 118109 finishing will take care of itself. Which brings me to another thing my mother used to say... but I think I'll leave that thought unfinished.

Energized and ready to tacklerepparttar 118110 daunting task of writing this month's newsletter, I'm excited to have broken free fromrepparttar 118111 shackles of procrastination that bound me.

Free at last! free at last!... now if only I could find my pen.

Maybe I'll do this tomorrow....

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