THESE ARE the days

Do you look back on a time in your life and half think, ‘That was sweet…’ and half think, ‘If only I’d appreciated it…‘? Well, chances are you’re in one of those times right now. Living right now in a time you’ll look back on and think, ‘Those were the days…’, The …

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Diogenes was the guy who started the philosophical movement of Cynicism in ancient Greece. Emily Watson, in Seneca – A Life says that he lived like a dog – actually literally like a dog (cynicism means “dog-like”). He had no possessions, lived in a barrel and went number 1s and 2s in the street. …

Do this. Don’t do that.

In this Illy song, Heard it All, he says, ‘Some claim, “Kick back, give it time”, others are like, “Hustle hard or it’ll slip by”.’ And that’s exactly it. People know how to do things like build subatomic proton particle accelerators, make bridges that don’t collapse, design exotic perfume fragrances that …

A tourist in your own town

A lot of things we don’t realize are completely in our control (much like a lot of what we get worked up over is totally out of our control.) And the excitement and curiosity of feeling like a tourist is another of those things. Unless you’re in your home, you …

What’s a particle accelerator?

Fucked if I know. But I’d love to. I just want to know the basics about it. And I’d love love love to know everything about it. That’s not going to happen though, but I can definitely do the former. I’m doing this thing at the moment where I learn …

The two worst words in the English language

The words ‘I’m’ and ‘bored’, when put together in that exact order, make up my most hated expression in the English language. (Sidenote: This is what it translates to, in case you’re wondering.) Any library has thousands of books (e.g. my local one has 88,000), each with thousands of words, about thousands of …

Me vs. Seth Godin

Seth Godin writes these pint-sized and punchy posts every day on his blog. Each post is a meaningful and useful new perspective on something we do or how we see things, in life or in an area of business or technology. He’s an authority on marketing, business and making an impact. …

I’m not cool

Occasionally I’ve done things which could be seen as cool. And other times I do things which are nerdy. I care less about that now though, than I used to in my mid-20s (but maybe more than I will in my mid-40s). Those tags of being “cool” or a “nerd” …