My Fifteen Minutes

Whelp, my fifteen minutes of fame have arrived.
Turns out if you search The Office quote, “The hand strikes, then [and] gives a flower,” the top result on Google is . . .


yours truly.
It takes you to this post from earlier this year.  This particular post actually about the book Deadly Viper Character Assassins (which inspired my blog banner) not about The Office, which I’m sure disappoints many the Googler.

I also found out yesterday that a photo of me and my daughter hangs on the studio wall of the photographer who took it about three years ago.  We’re one of her portfolio photos, which is awesome.

Anyone here have a brush with their fifteen minutes of fame?


Wearing Blinders

Found this quote today on

“The moment we label a person or a situation, we put on blinders to all evidence that contradicts our diagnosis.”

I would say we do this with everything from our politics to religion, from where we shop to how we judge people we encounter.

There is a huge upshot to labeling, no?