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Inside the flipper’s home office

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As I write this, I'm eating dinner at my desk. A pretty common occurrence for many of you, but then, my desk is also my coffee table, and my Aeron-chair-equivalent is the living room sofa. I think you can learn a lot about a person from the kind of office that they work in. My office looks pretty homey – but of course it's in my home. I am my own plant service, and, I must say, the begonias look crappy. The biggest problem with a home office is usually space, and since we live in a studio, it's especially bad. My "desk" isn't just for writing and for dining; it's also the games table. (We're big cribbage players, with Scrabble a close second.) Any time I want to switch from one activity to another, there's a lot of moving of piles that has to happen. My inbox, for instance, is a pile of mail on one of the two club chairs; when guests come over, it moves to the top of the filing cabinet. Anything that's ready to be sent out gets run downstairs to the mailbox immediately, since ...