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Some day I’d like to skydive. Here comes the ground, ready or not; hope the parachute works! Well, that’s how I feel about the coming of Christmas this year. Here it comes, ready or not! Meanwhile, I keep reading blogs. Here are the posts I liked most this week.

What’s your dream job? Ken Levine‘s is being a panelist on a 1950s-60s game show. Now that he mentions it, that might be my dream job too! Read Jobs I wish I had

Here’s more from Johanna Rothman about building healthy corporate cultures, ones that are most likely to avoid the kind of behavior that makes headlines. Read Build Respect in Organizations, Not Families, Part 2 and Build Respect in Organizations, Not Families, Part 3

On the occasion of his blog’s 25,000th post, Mark Evanier tells how to write a blog that reaches 25,000 posts. Read Post #25,000

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On this cold December Saturday, enjoy ye some bloggery.

Eric Swanger considered his Agfa Clack, as I did mine recently, and came to a different conclusion. Read Arms Behind

Using all the old cameras I have has taught me a lot about what kind of gear I like for the kind of photos I shoot. Ming Thien calls this shot confidence — knowing that you can get the shot you want with the gear in your hand. He explains this and a lot more about the experience of using your gear. Read The shooting experience

How should you behave at work in the #MeToo era? Professionally. Johanna Rothman explains. Read Organizations Are Not Family, Part 1

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Only 23 shopping days left ’til Christmas! But don’t go shopping. Instead, read these blog posts from around the ‘Net this week.

A story of a photograph, which started with crossing over into the US from Canada and losing a credit card in Ann Arbor. Katie Sadie, writing for Physical Grain, tells the tale. Read Cinema 8

Niall O’Donnell considers directionality in the English language, and how “before” originally referred to position, not time. Read Is this a Dagger which I see before me?

It’s been a minor theme of Aaron Renn‘s blog lately: consolidation of American industries is holding America back. It was also a theme of an economic conference he attended recently, and summarized on his blog. Read Restoring American Economic Dynamism

In a rare second appearance on this week’s list, Aaron Renn argues that it’s not the Internet service providers we should be worrying about in the net neutrality debate — indeed, they have some valid reasons to want to charge large users (i.e., Facebook, porn sites) more. What we should worry about, Renn argues, are the large users themselves. Read Yes, Net Neutrality Should Be Repealed

Mark O’Brien writes about the history and current state of color slide film, and shows why it’s still good stuff to shoot. Read I sure do love chromes, and you should, too!

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Have you recovered from your turkey coma yet? (US readers only, of course.) Regardless, enjoy the blog posts I liked most this week.

When translating from one language to another, literal word-for-word translations usually lead to inaccurate, and sometimes amusing, results. Niall O’Donnell shows how this happened on a French shoe-shine kit. Read Literal Translation

Former radio personality Jane London implores us to distinguish the criminals from the assholes, and not to start a gender war, as we respond to the emerging reports of bad sexual behavior among men in visible and powerful positions. Read A Tipping Point

Can you make money driving for Uber? Most people forget how expensive it is to run their cars, says Mr. Money Mustache, who tried it. He found that after car expenses, profits really aren’t all that great. Read Mr. Money Mustache, Uber Driver

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This week’s best blog posts from around the Net are not fake news.

A group of young women making long road trips might not be news today, but it sure was in the 1930s when this group of young women did it. Ed Stembridge, writing for Curbside Classic, has their story — and photos of the Model T they drove. Read Curbside Classic: 1926 Ford Model T Touring Car Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Why should we care about preserving old buildings? Kate Wagner explains it as well as I’ve ever seen, with photos of some lost buildings that, dang it, should have been saved. Read Looking Around: Reflections on Preservation

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Ken Levine shares why clip shows — an episode of a TV series that features clips from past seasons — are such a pain in the neck for writers. Read Clip shows

Across Germany you’ll find butcher shops called Metzgerei, Schlachterei,
or Fleischerei, the last of those being fairly unique to Berlin. The wonderful Berlin Typography blog shares delightful Fleischerei signs from across that city. Read Fleischereien in Berlin

SilverFox tells the story, and shares photos, of the stunning post office in beautiful downtown Burbank, CA. Read Burbank Main Post Office

We still speak of actors and actresses, although the use of actress appears to be fading. But when it comes to nurses, when one is a man we feel compelled to always say male nurse. Why is that? Niall O’Donnell considers gendered titles in language. Read What’s the Word for a Male Nurse?

Taking photos of places I find along the side of the road as I do, the meditation Eric Swanger wrote about being a man with a camera in a remote place you don’t belong really connected with me. Read Unsailed and Shoreless

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