In Chiangmai. Cleared my inbox today. Just a little more to go. It’s quite a good day. Found this via DayOne, which I love.
Month: January 2023
“If you’re thinking without writing, you only think you’re thinking.” — Leslie Lamport.
Fifty-four years ago this month, in a push for publicity, The Sunday Times offered £5,000 to whoever could sail solo nonstop around the world the fastest. It was technically a race, but that was an afterthought, as no one had ever completed the feat.
“The highest form of wealth is the ability to wake up every morning and say, ‘I can do whatever I want today.'” @morganhousel
Velocity is not equivalent to speed; the two are sometimes confused. Velocity is speed plus vector: how fast something gets somewhere. An object that moves two steps forward and then two steps back has moved at a certain speed but shows no velocity. The addition of the vector, that critical distinction, is what we should consider in practical life..
Sick in bed and (oh well) getting a chance to reread some books, courtesy of libby. Some books need to be re-read over and over again:
Consolations of Philosophy
Mostly a half-arse reader. I don’t read from cover to cover or even bother with books at all. I just go to goodreads, get to the juicy quotes and consider it done. Here are some from Silvia Hartmann.
“It is the hardest thing of all, the one thing that will show if you have the one true courage. To know that you have failed, that your best efforts have been defeated, to not be able to stand it, to not be able to go on and yet to go on nonetheless.”
“One should not confuse creativity with whining.”
But I might be looking for yet another quote.
They took off the lights
Headed to a dark place.