Got notice today that a project I’ve been working diligently has been canceled, without cause and effective immediately. As a self-employed free-agent consultant there are few things worse than a stretch of white space in the calendar or a cliff event like this one. Luckily new clients are queued up and ready to go. So no financial disaster, but what a waste. “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.” and a few other choice phrases come to mind when good work goes down the flusher. Brevior saltare cum deformibus mulieribus est vita. Life is too short to dance with ugly women.