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--Navid Kermani in "Wonder Beyond Belief" (via Harper's), speaking of the non-canonical Infancy Gospel of Thomas. Besides the reference to personal growth - not something easy for me to have faith in - I appreciate that it captures an issue much on my mind, how people have such difficulty seeing that most things are mix of attributes, some of which we like, some of which we don't. (Or more specifically, some we'll call good, some we'll call bad, and often the presence of the bad will cause us to condemn the whole thing - or person.)
wecroak.com A high tech "memento mori", "WeCroak" is an app that sends you five randomly-timed reminders a day of your own mortality, including relevant quotes.
That...seems a bit much, maybe? WDYT? Do you prefer to not think about death on the regular, or do you think facing the concept of the end head on can get us to take more advantage of the life we find ourselves granted?
Also, the Switch with its "play the same game on a TV or a mini-tablet-with-thumbsticks" is pure genius - I wonder how powerful it is? Mario Odyssey was so impressive, but could it play, say, GTA5? If not, that means it's not as powerful as a 12-year-old Xbox 360 (But also reinforces my idea that the 2001 GameCube was the time when Nintendo got enough power to do most of the games it wanted to make, and 360/PS3 for everyone else, since we had all those PS3/PS4, 360/Xbox One dual ports.)
The Daily Routines of Various Famous and Productive People. Rhythm is key.
--Frank Sinatra. Between this and his 1963 interview in Playboy, I'm really impressed by how humanist and thoughtful he is.
Advice From A 19 Year Old Girl & Software Developer. " most hardworking, yet most relaxed" sound like good complementary life goals.
Just watched "Doctor Strange" (REALLY REALLY MINOR SPOILERS AHOY) Netflix movies are so low rent sometimes, I'm kind of surprised to see some of those Marvel films and Star Wars there... Anyway, REALLY liked the Inception and Groundhog's Day pieces.
Oh and the Matrix
catholic contestant: i'd like to buy 12 O's pic.twitter.com/M6tIcsPn7h— pope phteven (@PhuckinCody) October 2, 2017
Hm, the offense that fueled my profanity-laced tirade about censorship at the CDC may have been exaggerated - to the extent that it's self-censorship in the CDC for budget documents. Is a group censoring itself to try not to get the axe from a bunch of truthiness-wielding blowhards better than outright orwell censorship? I guess? Still telling tho.