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Doing the Census

Took a job. As a Census Enumerator. I count heads in households. Big houses. Small apartments. To all, an interloper, an interruption in their day. Some welcome me, others reject me, refuse to participate. Rich, poor, it’s the same. Why this job? I don’t need it. But I want to increase my range of acquaintance,Continue reading “Doing the Census”

16jul2020

You don’t know what you don’t know. On our coffee walk, Greg mentioned the Dunning-Kruger effect where people overestimate their competence. I looked it up and it seems the studies are more ambiguous than that, and that people do in fact estimate themselves pretty well. But in the spirit of knowing what you don’t know…whatContinue reading “16jul2020”


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