Friday, September 30, 2011

When you're playin' a game of make-believe, are you still you?

"Little boys are like doors into the impossible. Like when you're playin' games.When you're playin' a game of make-believe, are you still you? Or are you a spy? Or a cowboy? Or a knight? Who are you when you're playin' those games? And what do you think you're doin' when you play those games? You're telling another story."

- A story within a story from Laura Lee Gulledge's graphic novel "Page by Paige"

Monday, September 19, 2011

Always Pretending

"Only the adult human being is able to be one thing and pretend to be another."

- Anthony De Mello. The Way to Love: The Last Meditations of. Image Books, 1991. pg 99
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Friday, September 16, 2011

We Are Interesting Parts of a Whole

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"According to Margulis and Lovelock, the earth can be understood as a giant living organism, attending to its own needs – an organism of which we, for the moment, are interesting parts."

- David Leeming. Myth: A Biography of Belief. Oxford University Press, 2002 pg 46

I love this idea. It reminds me of the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy and how we are all here for a larger purpose that we cannot even fathom.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

We Need Longer Acknowledgment Pages

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"Many people, other than the authors, contribute to the making of a book, from the first person who had the bright idea of alphabetic writing through the inventor of movable type to the lumberjacks who felled the trees that were pulped for its printing. It is not customary to acknowledge the trees themselves, though their commitment is total."

- Rada and Forsyth, Machine Learning
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

"I’ve got an idea for this week, an antidote for the fear being foisted upon us by people who want to manipulate and profit from it. An idea that doesn’t involve chest thumping, flag waving, or the naming and elimination of our enemies: Do what the Amish do. Forgive.

- From the article "Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us" from Game Changers

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Zig Recommends it Daily

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"People say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why I recommend it daily."

- Zig Ziglar. Newsletter 2, October 2007
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

High Value - No Cost

Cover of the first edition of Betty Smith's A ...Image via Wikipedia"Forgiveness is a gift of high value. Yet its cost is nothing."

- Betty Smith. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Perennial Classics, 1943, 1998. pg 157
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