First the business: I'll be taking a couple of weeks off for vacation. Because it takes all one's wits to survive in the Greek Islands, the blog will go dark until the last week in May.
Now onto more interesting subjects.
The other day, the NY Times published an interesting infographic/article on family income versus university attendance focusing on, among other things, family income and the likelihood of going to an elite school.
It trickled in through the grapevine that one of our friends getting divorced. One or two kids (we're not GREAT friends).
Susan and I were discussing this at the salad bar this weekend. Stupid little observations, like how your mid- to late twenties are spent attending weddings and your mid to late thirties are spent watching some of those partnerships falling apart. This led to an analysis of trying to find a new partner as a single parent which lead to a discussion of what our plans would be if we split up or one of us died.
Let me throw out a scenario.
You train for a job. You train really hard, spending late nights learning the fundamentals, packing your brain with field-specific knowledge, burning the candle at both ends. You spend years where you're always at least a bit tired (and maybe a few where you're more than tired).
Noah's Inner Monologue
Scribblings of a man who can barely operate an idiotproof website.