A wise old proverb says, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Here are four of my favorite humor bits from over the past year.
I was recently reading part of Cal Newport’s helpful book on A World without Email. In one part, Newport analyzes our complex, evolutionary relationships to Baboons and productivity while trying to work with our email challenges. I couldn’t help but remember another far less philosophical book on productivity that I read in the 90s: The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey by Kenneth Blanchard, William Oncken, Jr., and Hall Burrows. The monkey metaphor represents any given project and still helps me think productively and humorously about our work as teachers and students. (No actual monkeys were harmed in the drafting and launching of this blog post.)
Recently, our Colorado governor issued a “Meat Out Proclamation” for March 20th, recommending that Colorado residents take a day to abstain from eating meat and consider the potential health benefits of other dietary choices. The proclamation has led to some unintended consequences, instigating a day of special deals on burgers and leading the NY TimesContinue reading “For Colorado’s Meat Out Controversy, Here’s Some Helpful Humor from Baxter Black’s “A Vegetarian’s Nightmare””