Grand Central Station, Manhattan, New York City

Work and Rest

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If the working day becomes inflated it must steal time from our recreation or rest - usually both. The commute becomes either an extension of the work day, "a way to get more work done" as Doug puts it, or we try to reclaim it with books and phones and tablets. Neither is truly productive.

This is not what I want to read right before starting a new gig that requires travel to Manhattan. I live near Princeton, New Jersey. The commute has been bad over the last few years and will soon worsen. I actually used the challenge of th commute to negotiate a higher rate for my next…

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