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  • Oh! And just so you don't think that all us lab rats are solitary and boring....go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gx82m...

    HEE! HEE! :D

    April 25, 2010 at 11:16 a.m.

  • As Spock would say - "fascinating".

    Really! I imagine the world of a newpaper editor is at least as stressful/crazy/exciting as this, only more so.

    "When did you get so paranoid?"
    "When they started plotting against me".

    Gawd, I love that line! I do hope that it didn't take a gunshot to make people leave you alone long enough to speak to your pregnant wife. I have never seen this movie, but will now add it to my list of movies to see, don't know how I missed it the first time around.

    That's one thing that we definitely have in common, Mr. Cobler. I can sense we both love our jobs in spite of the stress, the craziness, the responsibilities. You probably couldn't picture yourself doing anything else, nor could I.

    How does one balance work and family? It's not easy. But I was lucky enough to be offered a chance for greater balance in the form of a day job. So I took it at the beginning of this month. I now can spend evenings cooking for my family, helping dad in the yard, and just being almost a "normal" person after being a graveyard shifter for many, many years. This has indeed helped me achieve a greater balance, I believe. When I was living by myself for so many years, it really didn't matter what my schedule was, or how many irons I had in the fire. It does now. When one gets older, priorities change, and if we don't allow those priorities ample attention, then I believe our life/work/family balance gets severely out of whack. I now have something bigger than myself to worry about, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

    I would love to allow you a peek into my work, as well. Try going here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKF_bI... and enjoy the music of Alan Parsons! Not as riveting as your workday, maybe, but it's all that I love.....

    Thanks for the blog, and the video. It is truly eye-opening.

    April 25, 2010 at 11:10 a.m.