• Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
    Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
    by David Allen
  • Preparing Instructional Objectives: A Critical Tool in the Development of Effective Instruction
    Preparing Instructional Objectives: A Critical Tool in the Development of Effective Instruction
    by Robert F. Mager
  • The Perfect Puppy: How to Choose Your Dog by Its Behavior
    The Perfect Puppy: How to Choose Your Dog by Its Behavior
    by Benjamin L. Hart, Lynette A. Hart

    This book includes super helpful graphs describing 56 common dog breeds in terms of 13 traits, including playfulness.

  • Mother Knows Best: The Natural Way to Train Your Dog
    Mother Knows Best: The Natural Way to Train Your Dog
    by Carol Lea Benjamin

    My favorite book on dog training.

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Thursday
May092019

Tasks NOT for Dobby the House-Elf

What would you rather do yourself if you had a house-elf (as in from J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels)?

Dobby the house-elf

I wouldn’t mind keeping the cleaners on, though I suppose Dobby might be able to do all they do, with magic and very quickly, but somehow it feels better to keep the cleaners coming.

I’m not sure whether I’d have Dobby make all our meals. I think I’d still like to cook something now and then, though I would sic him on picking up the CSA weekly box and coming up with menus to use all the ingredients every week. I liked the brisket I made; I wouldn’t mind making the occasional dish like that.

I think I would still like to do the grocery shopping, though if I’m not cooking I may not want to so much.

I would refill my fountain pens because I like to pick which color to use. I would still do the dogs ears, toes, and teeth.

I wonder if/whether my thoughts would change after having a house-elf for a while?

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