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The pleasure and pain of procrastination

That sweet, sweet relief in that brief moment when you can put something off is so addictive that so many of us never seem to learn our lesson

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” – Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

A RUNNING joke among some of my colleagues is that I have been planning to write about procrastination in this column for, well, the past year.

Well, better late than never, I reasoned.

I suppose that is acceptable for a personal column, where I decide my own topics and when to run...

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