Wednesday, February 06, 2002

High Tech

My task the last few days at work has been to finish a time consuming, multi-step project, involving uploading, matching files and records, running queries, downloading, editing, mail merging, creating labels, typing individual letters and envelopes, double-checking different lists and systems, adding records, deleting records, mailing letters, and, finally, e-mailing reports. It was very "tasky" work but a nice break from academic work.

Most of this was accomplished on my svelte new computer with the most recent versions of MS Office applications. My company is doing its part to pull the country out of recession....

Over the past few weeks I've been watching the PBS special The Secret Life of the Brain. It's fascinating how much scientists are learning about the brain and its effect on human development, behavior, and emotions. Last night's episode was about the relationship between thinking and emotion.

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