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June 20, 2016

Problem Solvers…ish #8 — The Time/Money, Work/Life (im-)balance

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NSFW: Seth and Lex waste the time of a listener who contacted us to ask how to more time to make valuable use of his life…

Today’s problem came in via e-mail from a completely unknown source! What a shame that he knows how to get a hole of us—he may want his money back. Oh, wait! We don’t charge for our ishy advice!

Do you remember those halcyon days when you had lots of time to just fritter away? But you didn’t have any money to go do cool stuff? Well, having a job, solves the poverty thing, but…you’re always working…How to solve that work/life (im-)balance

The Problem Solvers…ish confront work/life balance injustice HEAD ON, as they set a laser focus on a blurry answer. Sorry to those of you who had better things to do with that 1/2 hour!

What’s YOUR Problem?

Every week Seth Brown and Lex Friedman tackle a listener submitted problem. It could be any kind of issue—family, career, love, religion, political. Doesn’t matter! Seth and Lex are equally unqualified to address ANY of your troubles.

BUT, that doesn’t mean they won’t try. And it doesn’t mean they might not solve your problem by accident! Just Skype click the link in the sidebar to access our web-based voice-messaging system. Or, if you’re bashful, e-mail it to us at problems<at>greylockglass.com

At your request, we will “Anonymize” your voice, making is less likely that your boss will recognize that it’s you complaining about her peculiar bathroom habits and tendency to stalk you on social media.

Problems dealt with on a “funniest-come, first-served basis.” Real Debbie-downer issues like death, IRS audits, and that sink hole swallowing up your carport? The may take a lonnnnng time for us to get around to. Just leave a voice message by clicking the picture in the side bar of the girl on the party line!

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Will Call #43 — Special Summer Solstice Episode: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Cover illustration for "The Wind in the Willows," by E. H. Shepard; Novel by Kenneth Grahame, 1908
Cover illustration for "The Wind in the Willows," by E. H. Shepard; Novel by Kenneth Grahame, 1908

We celebrate the Summer Solstice with one of the Summery-est
passages we know. Enjoy!

Cover illustration for "The Wind in the Willows," by E. H. Shepard; Novel by Kenneth Grahame, 1908; Summer Solstice, 2016
Cover illustration for “The Wind in the Willows,” by E. H. Shepard; Novel by Kenneth Grahame, 1908

 

The Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame

(Full text available at Project Gutenberg)

VII. THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN

The Willow-Wren was twittering his thin little song, hidden himself in the dark selvedge of the river bank. Though it was past ten o’clock at night, the sky still clung to and retained some lingering skirts of light from the departed day; and the sullen heats of the torrid afternoon broke up and rolled away at the dispersing touch of the cool fingers of the short midsummer night. Mole lay stretched on the bank, still panting from the stress of the fierce day that had been cloudless from dawn to late sunset, and waited for his friend to return. He had been on the river with some companions, leaving the Water Rat free to keep a engagement of long standing with Otter; and he had come back to find the house dark and deserted, and no sign of Rat, who was doubtless keeping it up late with his old comrade. It was still too hot to think of staying indoors, so he lay on some cool dock-leaves, and thought over the past day and its doings, and how very good they all had been.

Visit Shakespeare & Company online at shakespeare.org for details about all this season's performances!
Visit Shakespeare & Company online at shakespeare.org for details about all this season’s performances!

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