Sunday, February 23, 2020

sorry sorry sorry


“There is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.”
George Soros

my ancestral home



On 23 and 24 June 1314, The Battle of Bannockburn was waged here. A victory for the army of King of Scots Robert the Bruce over the army of King Edward II.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Major Influence


"And then I went round the corner and there's a Van Gogh portrait, and you just think, well, this is another level. A higher level, actually. I love the Sargent, but it's not the level of Van Gogh."
- David Hockney

Friday, February 21, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

phoenix


“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Nelson Mandela

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

Virtual Hospice

Thursday, February 13, 2020

on the future


"I don't think 2 seconds ahead."
- Norm Macdonald

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

lateral thinking


"Within 20 years, Arts majors will be earning more than Computer Scientists."
- Mark Cuban

Friday, February 7, 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020

patience


“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
Warren Buffett

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

serendipity


"Everything about my career has been luck - no strategy, no planning."
- Three-Star Michelin Chef Marco Pierre White

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

on idleness


“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
Bertrand Russell

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

on enlightenment



"Myself is not my I today."

Monday, January 6, 2020

Indian politician


“There are two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group. There is less competition there.”
Indira Gandhi

Saturday, January 4, 2020

role model


"You're not completely useless; you can be used as a bad example."
- Colin Farrell

Monday, December 9, 2019

incrementalism


“Little by little, one travels far.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Thursday, December 5, 2019

apostle


"For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"
- Mattew 16:26

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

shoes


A new doc about Imelda Marcos and the Philippines here.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Art of Advertising


“Many people – and I think I am one of them – are more productive when they’ve had a little to drink. I find if I drink two or three brandies, I’m far better able to write.”
David Ogilvy

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Duchess



"The point of life is not just to survive something, but to thrive, be happy."
- Meghan Markle

Monday, November 18, 2019

Athenian


“Do not consider painful what is good for you.”
Euripides [480 - 406 BCE]

Saturday, November 16, 2019

southern gothic


“Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I'm always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it's very shocking to the system.”
- Flannery O'Connor

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

can money buy us happiness?


Sir Angus Deaton, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences 2015, gives his answer here.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

acrobat


“I improve on misquotation.”
Cary Grant

Saturday, November 2, 2019

acumen


"I've turned my mental illness into a business model."
- Stephen Colbert

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

novus homo


“The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail. Mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.”
Sallust [86-35 BCE]