Daily Archives: May 29, 2018

Quote: Orison Swett Marden

I know that situation. Always Be Preparing. I am reading the biography of Orison Swett Marden. This guy was, as we say today, the real deal. He lived through the adversity he encouraged others to push through. He wrote from … Continue reading

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Twitter Is A Suicide Machine

The New York Times: ‘Roseanne’ Canceled by ABC Hours After Racist Tweet by Roseanne Barr [Firefox users can bypass the paywall, if needed, by hitting Reader View] ABC canceled the hit sitcom “Roseanne” on Tuesday hours after the show’s star … Continue reading

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Long Holiday Weekend Review, May 26-28, 2018

Weird weekend. Real-life complications, rain, and a desire to read. All I sighted were two Boosted boards, both on the west side bike path. Reading was from Google Books: Do it to a Finish by Orison Swett Marden, assisted by … Continue reading

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TV: Killing Eve

An eight-part BBC America series that should not be missed. This is binge-worthy. This is not Ordinary TV. And I’m going to provoke a lot of ire now by saying it: Jodie Comer needs to be the next Doctor Who … Continue reading

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The Vacant Content Of YouTube

Newton Minow once called television a “vast wasteland“: When television is good, nothing — not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers — nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite each of you to … Continue reading

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American Brain Repellent

Department of Homeland Security moves to finally rescind the International Entrepreneur Rule After nearly a year of protest and litigation, the Department of Homeland Security finally announced late last week that it was moving ahead with plans to rescind the … Continue reading

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Blog Notes: GDPR Comes To This Blog For Commenters

Note: To help your site be compliant with GDPR and other laws requiring notification of tracking, Akismet can display a notice to your users on your contact form. This feature is disabled by default, however, if you or your audience … Continue reading

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