Sunday, September 11, 2011 Saturday, September 10, 2011 Friday, September 9, 2011 Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Tuesday, September 6, 2011
[Right after September 11] the government relied on contractors to do the work … [because] Congress and the White House didn’t want it to appear like they were growing government while they were asking the government to do much more. Dana Priest, on the huge ‘terrorism industrial complex’ created after September 11. (via nprfreshair)
Popular culture, on average, has been growing more cognitively challenging over the past thirty years, not less. Despite everything you hear about declining standards and dumbing-down, you have to do more intellectual work to make sense of today’s television or games — much less the internet — than you did a few decades ago. Steven Johnson in Follow For Now, a time-capsule of insight from some of today’s greatest thinkers (via curiositycounts)
Friday, September 2, 2011

Jittery

I’m really trying to work hard and live life in more grateful and humble fashion than I have in the past. I’m feeling quite jittery and am easily annoyed today. I’m quite tired, work was challenging this week, and the children are so happy and noisy. It’s all a bit more than I can take right now. Please….ssshhhh. Mmmmm…..tired…… I’d love to rest, but the children have a friend over and are playing quite nicely. Guests from out-of-town whom I did not know were coming are coming to visit in a couple of hours.

All that being said, today was quite nice. My wife and I had a nice date day hanging out at the library and an inexpensive lunch at an Indian buffet. Life feels a bit challenging right now, but we’re standing on the cusp of some lovely circumstances. My wife also told me that she thought that I should start writing down my experiences of growing up as a Pentecostal pastor’s son. She also told me that the hard part would be to stop editing myself and just write my story.

Monday, August 29, 2011 Friday, August 26, 2011

beingblog:

Classical Flash Mob Stuns Commuters

Jesper Nordin conducts the Sjællands Symfoniorkester (Copenhagen Philharmonic) in a flash mob at Copenhagen Central Station playing Ravel’s Boléro. This kind of performance art reminds us that, when you least expect it, you can become submerged in beauty within moments: anywhere, by anyone (in street clothes, hauling a bassoon), and it can disappear just as quickly.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
kateoplis:

“This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.”
—Steve Jobs in 1982 by Diana Walker (via: jedsundwall)

kateoplis:

“This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.”

Steve Jobs in 1982 by Diana Walker (via: jedsundwall)