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2016.03.13 Walking The Beat In Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

Walking The Beat In Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

This was such a touching story, and I loved listening to it. What an open and inviting heart Mr. Rogers always displayed to all of us. It's only years after the fact that I've come to appreciate how different his approach was to life. What a good man to emulate in many ways. #

2016.03.04 Wintergatan - Marble Machine

Wintergatan - Marble Machine

2000 marbles. 3000 moving pieces, all to create a song and music video (and so much more, really). Projects like this blow my mind. I think they're truly incredible. What a labor of love to create such a machine. I'd love to see this thing in person. #

2015.09.02 The Fringe Benefits of Quitting

The Fringe Benefits of Quitting

What a simple, and powerful message Liz Danzico has, from which I can/will benefit. It's okay (and frequently beneficial) to quit something. While doing that, stop thinking of your time as being lost/wasted, but as a beneficial investment into your own improvement for whatever it is. It's also okay not to know exactly how to get somewhere, which may cause for some course corrections. There's a good quote from E.L. Doctorow:

It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

Maybe I'm overly introspective, and purpose-seeking right now, but her message rang true with me right now (Also, fittingly, I've tried to watch this video several times since its release, but just now finally knocked it out.) #

2014.08.04 Stuart Scott Accepts Jimmy V Award

Stuart Scott Accepts Jimmy V Award

Cancer sucks. I've already seen too many people die from it, and unfortunately, I anticipate losing more. Anybody who watches ESPN has watched him battle, and this speech is pointed and well spoken.

"When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live." #

2014.07.24 You are not a storyteller - Stefan Sagmeister

You are not a storyteller - Stefan Sagmeister

Simple, straightforward input on people like you who are clearly under the wrong impression that you're a storyteller. You're not. Probably. #

2014.07.11 US Trade Emblems by Arno Kathollnig

US Trade Emblems by Arno Kathollnig

Really clever design, especially on that upper-right one. Sure, it has a hint of renaissance-era type, but I love how the type hints at that classic shield form. The added bonus here is the accompanying vector files. Awesome. I came upon these after seeing Arno's stamps in the Dribbble 5th Anniversary blog post. Looking through his work on here, I see these aren't a fluke. Well done. #

2014.05.17 The Running Bum as Sad and Admirable

The Running Bum as Sad and Admirable

I'm not a runner. It's never been something that has appealed to me. It's endless pain and torment. I feel no joy staring at a long road, down which I've "chosen" to run. All of this dislike aside, Jeff has a great line within this post:

We wake again and again to ourselves in the middle of life somehow, bound to a contract of habit that we don't remember signing. This is the case for everyone.

I took this on a more spiritual level than he intended, but it applies to everyone. At some point, I hope you live your life intentionally, and don't live it by default. #

2014.05.17 The Roast in the Fridge

The Roast in the Fridge

That moment has stayed with me my whole life—that cool, controlled response to a threat, the absolute refusal to play the victim. In ... my mother’s calm dispatch of a home invader, I witnessed the assertion of one’s basic right to live life without being f***ed with. And I saw the power of that assertion.

What a great example from a mother. #

2014.05.17 Speedometer Confusion

Speedometer Confusion

How simple.

The number on the speedometer isn't always an indication of how fast you're getting to where you're going.

So often we forget that. Focus. #

2014.04.18 The Art of Waiting

The Art of Waiting

I really liked this essay. I feel like we all can too easily get into the funk of not. Of waiting. Of not yet.

That’s why ... any other restrictive circumstance can be dangerous: They make dreams too painful to bear. To avoid longing, we hunker down, wait, and resolve to just survive. Great art becomes a reminder of the art you want to be making, and of the gigantic world outside of your small, seemingly inescapable one. We hide from great things because they inspire us, and in this state, inspiration hurts.

And yes, I did the simple math to figure out how young the author was/is. Despite his age, there's some solid insight here. #

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