Musings: The Benefits Of Birdwatching

Each morning, I watch the birds at the feeders from the kitchen window. There are large birds (Blue Jays, Red-Bellied Woodpeckers, cardinals) and small birds (titmice, nuthatches, finches, sparrows, chickadees, Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers). Doves (mostly Mourning and the occasional Ringneck) mill around on the ground, looking for scattered seeds. And while I watch those birds going about their business, I’m not thinking about the pandemic, the climate crisis, ongoing destruction of the environment, or the many social issues we’re facing; instead, I am enthralled by bird life.

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Musings: On Why Remote Work Makes Sense

During the height of the pandemic, working from home became the new “normal” for workplace settings. Even companies that had previously not embraced remote working got on board – perhaps because it was the more palatable choice (as compared to shutting down offices or having workers not show up for work).  As someone who favors telecommuting, the arguments against it simply don’t hold water.

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