Learning the art of patience. Anything worthwhile takes an awful long time.

Foto: Lake Garda, 2020 From The Marginalian: “Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time.” This is borrowed from the wise and wonderful Debbie Millman, for it’s hard to better capture something so fundamental yet so impatiently overlooked in our culture of immediacy. The myth of the overnight success is just that — a myth — as wellContinue reading “Learning the art of patience. Anything worthwhile takes an awful long time.”

Learning…to be generous, with your time, resources and words.

From The Marginalian Be generous. Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words. It’s so much easier to be a critic than a celebrator. Always remember there is a human being on the other end of every exchange and behind every cultural artifact being critiqued. ToContinue reading “Learning…to be generous, with your time, resources and words.”

Learning…the uncomfortable luxury of changing you mind.

Foto from Prague in 2012 Language is fluid and learning is too… From the Marginalian: Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind. Cultivate that capacity for “negative capability.” We live in a culture where one of the greatest social disgraces is not having an opinion, so we often form our “opinions” based on superficial impressionsContinue reading “Learning…the uncomfortable luxury of changing you mind.”

Oh that just about breaks my heart

I’ve been there many times but could not bare to be there now. According to ARTnews: Climate activists in Vienna took to the Leopold Museum, where they splashed oil on a treasured Gustav Klimt painting. The gesture is one of a string of recent ones intended to push governments across the world to take quicker action to combatContinue reading “Oh that just about breaks my heart”

having lived through a tech boom you know when it’s over

Significant layoffs are announced by Amazon and Facebook and Elon Musk fired half of Twitter just because he’s Elon Musk. Chaos is often a choice but even Trump has worn out a bit of stubbornly loyal base. More importantly, Bitcoin is on its way down. How do we know? Because all the big whales haveContinue reading “having lived through a tech boom you know when it’s over”

Tallinn, Estonia; shows what youth and political will can do

Never been to Estonia but my guy goes once a year. To a town called Tallinn; small, very buzzy, full of young people, most online place in Europe, kinda like our version of Silicon Valley. Interesting how this town came along, 20 yrs ago, not much going on, bordering the Baltic Sea and Finland, formerlyContinue reading “Tallinn, Estonia; shows what youth and political will can do”

National Novel Writing Month; not necessarily photogenic or sexy but ideal for the imagination

Like any writer, I stare at the screen, often at the wall, and will it to happen. Or just write and let the stream of consciousness flow. Apparently the goal for writers, officially called NaNoWriMo, is to write a 50,000 word manuscript. I’m afraid I’m going to have to focus on fewer words but IContinue reading “National Novel Writing Month; not necessarily photogenic or sexy but ideal for the imagination”

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