"'Date the one who makes you laugh. Who makes you think. Who introduces you to your favorite new things. Date the one who listens. Who makes you feel like you are home. And the first and foremost quality in a boyfriend or girlfriend is that he or she likes you back.'— Lisa Rubisch" —Caroline Donofrio, … Continue reading What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self? | A Cup of Jo
"30. The most common addiction in the world is the draw of comfort. It wrecks dreams and breaks people." —"88 Important Truths I’ve Learned About Life." Raptitude.com. July 2009. Useful, if only because you're going to disagree with some of these "important truths".
The OpenBSD's mailing list page netiquette section is excellent. It is a distillation of how to communicate online, i.e.: Plain text, 72 characters per line [or simplest formatting available]Do your homework before writingInclude a useful subject line [or headline]Trim your signatureStay on topicInclude important informationRespect differences in opinion and philosophy Using only plain text is … Continue reading OpenBSD’s Guide to Netiquette
"Caminante, no hay camino. Pero el camino se hace al andar." [Using Google Translate to roughly translate into English: "Hiker, there is no road. But, the road is made by walking it.]...The way is in not out......search through your memory, your childhood, your dreams, your passions, your failures, your sorrows, your wildest hallucinations, your most … Continue reading Hiker, There is No Road
As an exercise, I tried rewriting an essay I wrote for this blog, Ergot on Rye, in the Hemingway editor. I learned that my writing in too academic. It is too hard to read. Expressions need to be simpler. I need to use fewer qualifiers. The Hemingway editor helps me break down some of those … Continue reading Lessons Learned from the Hemingway Editor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2EO3aXTWwg "'Build a good name,' rock poet Patti Smith advises the young. 'Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises. Don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned about doing good work and protect your work.'"
...the hoodoo. There are certain people you meet in life who are like the locomotives that always used to blow up—people who, wherever they go, disaster always ensues. One of my main pieces of advice is: Stay away from hoodoos. Sometimes hoodoos are very affectionate and they like to hug you, and I always burn … Continue reading Hoodoos