Life Lessons

Playing Dodgson Ball

Follow some literary logic down a rabbit hole


“Alice laughed: ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said; ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’

“‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.'”

— Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


“If you’ve done six impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe?”

— Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books and dramatizations


“Get one thing done first — THEN check your email. Author of Never Check Email in the Morning Julie Morgenstern suggests spending the first hour of your workday email-free. Choose one task — even a small one — and tackle it first thing.”

— A recent blog at 43 Folders


“On a given morning accomplish at least one something before sitting at the machine. Boot up then accomplish at least one computer task before checking the e-mail.”


Sure, I can write in Brick that it’s great, but can I give up compulsive e-mail checking any more than I can give up tortilla chips?


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