Lives of quiet desperation and debt

I came across a quote that resonates so strongly that it is almost chilling. It is about the traps we build into our lives in the pursuit of things that don’t actually have all that much value to us.

“… 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.

“Freedom and responsibility aren’t given, they’re taken”

Seth Godin’s take on freedom and responsibility touch on a new theme for me: autonomous adults in the workplace. Something to ponder.

How to beat writer’s block – move your fingers

Sometimes you just have to type or write something to overcome writer’s block, even if it is complete rubbish.

Yes oui כן

I attend ulpan classes two evenings a week to learn Hebrew. As you can imagine, the other people in my class come from different countries and there is a mix of languages in between the Hebrew lessons. Last night, our teacher wrote this on the board and it really appealed to me for a couple […]

Fear Is A Choice

I finally watched After Earth a couple nights ago. It received pretty lousy reviews and I was expecting a big disappointment. It wasn’t the best movie I have seen but I enjoyed it. One quote stood out for me. It is about the nature of fear which is a strong central theme of the movie: […]

My favourite euphemism for "lie"

I just read my favourite euphemism for “lie”: an adventurous relationship to the truth Thanks to Pierre De Vos for such a diplomatic phrase.

"Writing, to me, is the meaning of life"

I love this quote about writing and life: "Writing, to me, is the meaning of life. My life became something special because of writing" Haruki Murakami #QuoteOfTheDay #Write — Om Malik (@om) February 12, 2014 (Thanks to Om Malik for tweeting it).

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