Happy Friday! I think I’m coming down with a cold.
I have a daily Dilbert tear-off calendar at work, and I pass them around the office almost every day. Every day it occurs to me that Scott Adams is a genius of the corporate world. I don’t even work in an extremely corprate environment – I mean, I can wear jeans and my black t-shirt with a big yellow Star Wars logo on it if I want. I love many of my co-workers, but there are a couple who drive me batty on occasion or all the time.
I recently learned about Scott’s problem speaking (Spasmodic Dysphonia) and the ironic fact that Dilbert is never drawn with a mouth. Then I did a quick search and came up with a post on his blog last October that, if you haven’t read, I would recommend: here. For those of you who listen to NPR, it’s the same condition that Diane Rehm has. In fact, when I first tuned in to the Diane Rehm Show when I discovered streaming radio, I thought she must have been as old as Mama Jazz from the local NPR station in Oxford, Ohio… who, incidentally, I presumed to be a large black woman (given her extensive Jazz knowledge and gravely, drawled speech). I was totally wrong. Mama Jazz is a little old white woman who’s been on the show for over 20 years and just turned 75.
Just goes to show that perceptions of Radio voices can be totally wrong. Speaking of NPR, if you didn’t already know, the weekly This American Life broadcast was recently made available as a free podcast. W00t, for sure!