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February 6, 2015

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Watercolor by Maja Wronska

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  1. Selki

    Bad meetings: I think a previous manager’s terrible circular meetings where he didn’t allow us to set agendas or take notes (he was paranoid) had something to do with the 50% attrition rate, yes.

  2. yamamanama

    “I’d rather see the city and the suburbs get their shit together and make a transit system that works.”
    To call that unlikely is generous. Getting public transit in Detroit would be like making salt with sunshine extracted from cucumbers.

    • Natalie Luhrs

      I’m from the Detroit suburbs. I know precisely how unlikely that is to happen. Doesn’t mean I don’t want it.

  3. HelenS

    Yeats had the Steinach operation (a glorified vasectomy), not monkey glands. But there’s a lovely story of the Dublin press referring to him as “the gland old man.”

    • Natalie Luhrs

      Actually, it’s not clear if he had the Steinach or Voronoff procedure–I know when I was researching this in college, it was referred to interchangeably in the literature to which I had access. The literature may be clearer now, but I’m not sure it actually matters–the larger point is that he had an operation which was intended as a ‘rejuvenation’.


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