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Now, doesn't this look ominous

Posted January 20, 2018 at 02:54 AM by Alexis Sapientia

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Stress is the gap between expectations and reality

Posted July 19, 2015 at 10:19 AM by Alexis Sapientia

I'm supposed to be presenting before a fairly large group of important metropolitan officials in less than six hours, I have some slides ready, I have zero handouts, and my body yearns for sleep. I guess I'm going to wing it, and to hell with the consequences (or, conversely, my consequences = hell). Aetheria save me.

Granted that in a dynamic work environment, things move pretty fast, and priorities change on a minute-to-minute basis, I haven't had a rest day in 7 days straight,...
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> : (

Posted May 24, 2014 at 10:08 PM by Alexis Sapientia

If there's one thing I absolutely, positively hate, it's well-meaning relatives giving me unsolicited advice on how I ought to live my life.

I'd like to think that I'm the authority on that.
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Disclosure

Posted May 9, 2014 at 08:51 AM by Alexis Sapientia

It's very easy to think that we'll all live forever, and that life will be hunky-dory, but that isn't really true. There's always perfect storms mixed up with rainbow days.

The adage is true - one only truly realizes the value of things once one's lost it.

In my case, I got a quick jolt of harsh reality a couple of days ago.

My dad suffered a 'mild' heart attack just a few days ago. He's doing okay, considering, still in complete control of his faculties,...
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The evolution of language

Posted April 10, 2014 at 01:31 PM by Alexis Sapientia

I was amused by my observation just now, that the disrespectful greeting used by Ellen in Pillars of the Earth to acknowledge the presence of Philip would have a markedly different interpretation today:


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