It's all spinning wheels and self-doubt until the first pot of coffee.

of sheep farming and retirement

Hmm. A comment by Joe Grossberg leads me to consider that perhaps referring to "sheep farming" as my eventual stressed-out programmer out-to-pasture phase is as insulting to those who herd sheep as using "Mom" to stand in for "naive user" is to actual mothers. Maybe what I'm really after is to become a sheep - though that's a bit scary. Or better yet, I'd like to be one of our own pampered cats.

Yeah, that's the ticket.

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  • Ewe do come across as one crazy cat.

    More seriously, my father recently decided that being an Oracle guru was too stressful, so he gave that up and bought a newsagency. He now works harder than ever - 14 hour days, 6.5 days a week - but is really loves the work, particularly dealing with customers and growing the business.

  • Les, re shepherding as an escape, see Donald McCaig.


  • "Affectionately describing his working dogs, farm animals and wildlife, he gives the grim details of putting down more than 100 diseased sheep at one time."

    Ouch. Poor sheep. Yeah, I certainly wouldn't make a good farmer.