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The efficiency expert

I’ve written about this before, about how preoccupied I am with efficiency; about how growing up one of my very favorite books was Cheaper By the Dozen, written by a guy with twelve children who, fortunately, was an efficiency engineer. … Continue reading

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How to dry off after a shower

In response to popular demand (with credit to Cheaper by the Dozen, remembered, probably not totally accurately, decades later) Take one Start here: (in case you’re wondering why you’ve never seen anyone who looks quite like this, she’s a “generic … Continue reading

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Daydreaming default mode

One of my favorite books growing up was Cheaper by the Dozen. The father, Frank Gilbreth, was an efficiency expert who applied his techniques to his twelve children, who probably needed it but hated it. I loved that book. I … Continue reading

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