Disappointed When Not Disappointed

Grudges and grievances.  I have been reflecting rather unhappily on the sad recognition that sometimes (only sometimes!) when things don’t go as badly as expected, I am disappointed.  That strikes me as mad, but there is no avoiding the fact that it does happen. Continue reading Disappointed When Not Disappointed

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Fall Seven Times. Stand Up Eight. Don’t Cry.

So, in terms of jobsearch, I have had a couple of rejections now.  I am only counting the ones that mean something to me.  The ones where I really wanted the jobs, where I took care over my application and where I believed absolutely (and this is rare) that I could do those jobs, do them well, and enjoy them. Continue reading Fall Seven Times. Stand Up Eight. Don’t Cry.

Contempt: the Relationship Canary

I froze.  The man on the radio said his research enabled him to predict, within half an hour of listening to them talking, which couples would split.  And the killer clue was: contempt.   Continue reading Contempt: the Relationship Canary