ironiya

This career-oriented blog—published biweekly on Wednesdays—looks at the positive and sometimes ironic sides of a kaleidoscopic range of workplace and life issues, from education and employment to discipline and discord.

March 27, 2019

The refrigerator and stove. ATM and auto-pay. Self-service checkout.

The computer, smartphone and iEverything. Facebook and Twitter. Google and untold others.

Drive-up, drive-through, drop-off everything.

These and all the other accoutrements of daily living can be accomplished with little or no human interaction. But what do our hours mean without meaningful or even passing companionship? In the drive for technological supremacy and...

March 13, 2019

In Measure for Measure, Shakespeare makes clear that "our doubts are traitors, and make us

lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt." Over four hundred years later, these measured words are as relevant as ever. Must indecision continue to rule the centuries like some perverse King Henry loop?

After President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in a way that was initially presented as decisive action, its gestation and su...

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