Desk Jobs Keep You Sharp?

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Sharp as a tack!

Science sez desk jobs keep you sharp! Great for your cognitive ability!

Or so says a study by the University of Cambridge, studying 8,500 adults for twelve years (

So why do I feel like my brain is leaking out my ears, sitting here at the computer and trying to get stuff posted?

We might also ask, if certain people are this dull with their desk jobs, what would they be like if they weren’t working?

And a note just handed me, “Saving of draft failed…” So we’ll see how this turns out.

If you like futility, I’ve got it to spare! Come and get it.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

One response to “Desk Jobs Keep You Sharp?

  • Phoebe

    I guess it all depends at what you’re doing at your desk. Some jobs are tense, some are stultifying, and some are what we used to say about combat tours: hours of boredom punctuated by a minutes of sheer terror.

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