Tag: inspiration

  • “Those flags gave me hope”

    “Those flags gave me hope”

    My wife recently wrote a post about our city’s annual tradition of putting up flags ahead of Israel’s Independence Day. Apparently someone raised concerns on Facebook about how this extra cost was wasted in light of the need for more resources to combat COVID-19. These flags aren’t an annual exercise in vanity and frivolity, they…

  • How YOU want to show up today

    One of my colleagues shared a terrific question she asks herself in the mornings if she’s not in an ideal mood when that alarm goes off. It really appeals to me, and I thought I’d share it: “How do you want to show up to the world today?” I think this works pretty well for…

  • Om Malik: showing us how it’s done

    Om Malik: showing us how it’s done

    Dave Winer paid tribute to Om Malik on Twitter. I shared my perspective in reply and it seemed wrong to leave my response just as a tweet so I thought I’d re-post my response here too.

  • Celebrating Women in Tech with the awesome #WITBragDay meme

    Celebrating Women in Tech with the awesome #WITBragDay meme

    My favourite meme at the moment is the awesome #WITBragDay meme on Twitter that celebrates women in tech. It seems to have been started by Alice Goldfuss with her tweet.

  • Facing a blank page

    Facing a blank page

    Staring at a blank page and being unable to fill it with something intelligible is a common experience of writer’s block, the bane of most writers.

  • A brand new ending

    A brand new ending

    You can’t change your beginning but you can create your brand new ending to your life. Every choice is a step towards that ending.

  • “… something as wondrous as writing.”

    “… something as wondrous as writing.”

    I love Susan Orlean’s thoughts about writing and her quote about appreciating “having an opportunity to do something as wondrous as writing” really stands out for me this morning.

  • My favourite writing advice

    My favourite writing advice

    I started reading “Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers” and thought I’d share some of my favourite quotes (so far).