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Between 7 and 8pm thanks to time-shifting and KIRO7 in Seattle, I enjoy a full hour of Judge Judy.

Liking Judge Judy is a bit like liking a demolition derby, I suppose. But I like the show and I like her.

I’m not the only one. Judge Judy regularly ties or even beats Oprah Winfrey in the ratings.

I like her because she’s real (stop it, she is). I remember being very impressed with the 60 Minutes report about her. Although I don’t recall seeing the original broadcast, I did see it when it was re-run a few years ago.

She’s one tough cookie. And she makes sense.

  • children are important
  • sometimes teens do bad things but they are not bad people
  • sometimes teens do bad things and will turn out to be bad people
  • don’t loan money if you expect to get it back
  • if you do feel the need to loan money,
    get something in writing
  • honour your word
  • get out of a bad relationship
  • no one owes you anything
  • treat others how you wish to be treated
  • don’t be a pushover
  • drugs ruin lives
  • pay your bills
  • Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining

The last one is the most important. When it rains it pours.

Unrelated update:
Another astute reader has pointed out there is no link home from the comments page. I can add one but it ends up in an odd spot. I need to look into this some more. For the time being the back button is our friend.


I read mostly non-fiction. I do belong to a bookclub so some fiction does creep in. But for pleasure,
non-fiction is it.

I just finished Happy Mondays: Putting the pleasure back into work by Richard Reeves. Still not sure about it.

But a new era is dawning. We are in the midst of a revolution in the role of work in our lives. Work is now important – more than ever before. Work is who you are. And a growing number of people actually love to work.

Kind reminds me of “Don’t dream it, be it.” Good advice, sure. But look what happened to Dr. Frank N. Furter.

Okay, back to the topic….workplace culture fascinates me (as does Rocky Horror).

I have no idea why but I am very interested in work and workplace issues. What people do and why they do it is very important to me. I like to ask people about their jobs. (Not sure how much the people I’m asking like it, however.)

What do you do exactly? Do you like it? What are the other people like? What’s the management philosophy? What about teambuilding?

One of my favourite books ever is Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs.

I don’t go so much for the motivational work books as much but I do have a soft spot for Tom Peters.

Sometimes I reread The Brand You 50 just for the hell of it.

I think I should do more things just for the hell of it.