[caption id="attachment_820" align="alignright" width="300"]Dough Pizzeria - Still crowded even though they take days off. Dough Pizzeria - Still crowded even though they take days off. Photo by Helene Segura[/caption] Every year, a particular person – we’ll call him B -  and I celebrate his birthday by playing hooky from work. He only uses one sick day per year, and it’s for this day. Since he works for “the man,” it is officially called a Mental Health Day. I work for myself, so I call it what it is – hooky. It’s a day to cut loose, have fun and rejuvenate the body and mind. Wait,that is a mental health day!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"]English: Assortment of cable ties Assortment of cable ties (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] I was recently asked by a reporter for some cord wrangling tips, so I thought I'd share my answer here. All hail Blue Tooth and USB! Go wireless when possible. If cords do need to be corralled, bundle the “leftover” length behind the desk for a clean look. Use Velcro cable ties or cable clips for this. At the plug end, place

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"]Halloween 2006 Halloween (Photo credit: Terry.Tyson)[/caption] Halloween is tomorrow!   If you haven’t started getting ready yet for the spooky day, you’re cutting it a bit close!   Here are some quick Halloween organizing tips to keep you from having a ghoulish time:

[caption id="attachment_801" align="alignright" width="242"]Paris - Cafe du Marche on Rue Cler Paris - Cafe du Marche on Rue Cler. Photo by Helene Segura[/caption] Who says good service and reasonable prices can’t be found in cafes on Rue Cler in Paris? We walked in the wrong way at Café du Marche, but we were still made to feel welcome. After I butchered my opening French line, the waiter smiled and brought us English menus. The diners around us were happy and lively, so the atmosphere was festive. If you’re into
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