Words

(I’ll) Take you home ~ Scars on 45

By the start of the first chorus to Take You Home by Scars on 45, I can feel the tears well up for some reason. Not sure why I have such a quick, emotional response, but I guess sometimes art does that to you.

You are my forever

At some point, while submariner Mikhail Averin waited at the bottom of the Bering Sea to be rescued, he wrote this short letter to his wife. No one has forever... But I wanted more. I wanted to give you more...more babies. Love our son and the baby for both of us....

Old insults with class ~ by redditor Jesse_James

Found this thread of old insults while browsing reddit post What old insults need to make a comeback? My favorite contribution was a long list of insults from famous politicians, authors and the like curated by redditor Jesse_James.

“That’s not the way you should think about it”

I took my car into a Toyota dealership some weeks ago for a repair I thought Toyota should pay for. After stating I knew my car trouble was not the service rep's fault, I noted that I did think Toyota should be asked to pay for the service. How the service rep....

Invictus ~ William Ernest Henley,

I don't recall ever being so struck to the core by a poem... Invictus ~ William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not...

Dragon statue in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Because I've been told I'm part Slovenian but know nothing about my homeland, any time I encounter a reference to Slovenia, I'm all over it. I recently found this picture of a Dragon statue in Ljubljana, Slovenia. I don't know where Ljubljana is, nor how to pronounce...

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“The price of freedom is decision”

“The price of freedom is decision”

I'm reading a book by Edward de Bono titled, The Happiness Purpose. In it, he states something that I thought was counter-intuitive: [T]he price of freedom is decision. This didn't make sense to me. I can agree that without the ability to decide, there is no freedom,...

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What journalism really is…

This quote, misattributed to George Orwell, gets at the "nut" of the civic role and responsibility of real journalism.   Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. everything else is public relations. ~ George Orwell (misattributed) The quote...

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Like alcohol and driving, it’s hard to mix cultures

Like alcohol and driving, it’s hard to mix cultures

(Below is blog post. It contains naive ramblings and no great conclusions---and lots of mizpellings and grammatical errors.) Why is it hard to mix cultures?...What is a culture? A culture is a collection of people who share certain beliefs and values and, to some...

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xkcd’s advice on creating memorable passwords

xkcd comic offers some helpful advice on creating memorable but still difficult to hack/guess passwords.   "Through 20 years of effort, we've successfully trained everyone to use passwords that are hard for humans to remember, but easy for computers to guess."...

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I didn’t know what I wanted to do…

The original quote from Diane Von Furstenberg is... “I didn't know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be.” ― Diane Von Furstenberg But as a male of the species, I prefer this gender-neutral adaptation: “I didn't know what I wanted to do, but...

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Dove ad campaign would find parent company Unilever sexist

Dove ad campaign would find parent company Unilever sexist

My former employer, Razorfish (now SapientRazorfish), won a digital marketing award for a fascinating ad/social media campaign they did for Dove, a subsidiary of Unilever. The campaign used computer learning technology to flag when "sexist phrases" were used by media...

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