Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Teachable Moment

I argue that since I have to cross-train in academics and digital literacy, the in-house science guy should accord housekeeping the same respect. He's willing, sincere, and responsible, but tends to ignore the subtle nuances that ensure surviving in a decent, safe, and sanitary domicile. Put simply, the "separate spheres" division of labor that was the first wave of feminism left him blind to the easy ways of getting things done, or not done, as the case may be.

The other morning, in deep fog, himself dumped a container of  flax seed in the kitchen. I had a welcome chance to share the wisdom of dealing with a dry mess: push it to one side so it doesn't get tracked around, and then go ahead and have breakfast. Once blood sugar and caffeine are adequate, it will be easy to cope. Cope too soon, and the stress will deplete personal reserves of energy that are better saved for more important things -30-

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