Starbucks vs. Panera vs. home

I’m at Starbucks because I met a friend here and thought I’d go ahead and continuing writing while I’m here.  It’s just not the same as Panera and I’m not getting much done.  I’m not sure why.  Panera is bigger, so maybe that’s it.  Maybe Starbucks has a different vibe. Of course the option does exist for me to work […]

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Coworking – why didn’t I think of this?

I read this article on The Independent Journalist, the Society of Professional Journalists freelancers’ blog this morning.  It’s about coworking – a simple but brilliant idea to ameliorate the loneliness and distraction of working from home.  And to solve the problem of talking too loud on a cell phone in Panera.  The basic setup is that a group rents a location and members of the coworking group pay a fee for a set number of visits to the location.  However, I think it might be possible to do without a limited number of visits; for instance, if a group pays a percentage of rent on office space they could work there whenever they need to. This idea would also lessen the risk of spilling a latte on your laptop, an accident with which I am familiar, unfortunately.

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Should I even have a bed in my office?

Well, yes I do.  That’s the way the house is configured.  And yes, it is where I do my reading.  And yes, falling asleep occurs.  (Passive tense intended to avoid acknowledging responsibility.)  And that’s why I found this video pertinent.  Right now I’m playing the full White Album, the bed is as comfy as it always is, there is a stack of papers on my desk, and so the door is open to be lazy.  I finally replaced my laptop, so I will again be able to go to my satellite office – Panera – to work without the distractions, and build up my stamina.

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