My Office

Thanks, New Yorker
Thanks, New Yorker

The state of the office has been a recurring theme on this blog, though Bluehost has deleted previous entries. I’m once again embarking on the cleaning adventure. Here’s a brief recap of a few adventures:

  • February 1, 2013: On working at home: “Keeping the workspace organized. I never achieved this admirable goal in any of the offices where I’ve worked. Why should I be successful just because the office is in my house? … On those rare occasions when I do tidy up, I waste more time in the following days looking for the stuff I’ve put away.”
  • June 22 2012: “This update is so depressing I almost don’t want to include it. I began excavating my office on May 12 (“Clean Up” and “Cleaning Up (Again)“) and have not yet finished. Some of the piles I started are still in the living room. The floor in the study has new stacks of books and papers. Is there a cure for the depression that sets in when one feels confronted by an impossible task? And I don’t consider ‘To Dream the Impossible Dream’ a solution.”
  • March 31, 2012: “I spent an unfortunate afternoon trying to clean my office. I keep telling myself it’s always darkest before the dawn.”
  • January 27, 2012: “I spent the better part of the morning in a frustrating search for sources for an essay, then later wore myself out excavating the floor and desk in my office.”
  • August 2, 2011: “The blog will be up and down, on and off this week as I’m cleaning the office.”
  • March 11, 2011: “Did a major office cleaning, finding memorabilia back to 2008 and enough cat fur to make a blanket.”
  • March 1, 2011: ‘In Computer Hell:”” While the computer was on strike,“ I cleaned my office. It felt like I was suffocating in an avalanche of paper — or maybe it was the dust, cat fur, etc. It was amusing to unearth stuff from 2007 — I honestly thought I’d cleaned it more recently than four years ago. Poor little Isis doesn’t know what to make of the bare floor. There’s no more paper for her to play ‘tunnel and disperse.’ “

That’s enough for now.

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