Thursday, June 30, 2016


"I played hard every night because there could have been someone in the arena who never saw me play before. I wanted to show them what I could do."
- Michael Jordan

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

modern society

"As affluence goes up, suicide and depression rates go up."
- Sebastian Junger promoting Tribe


"My best thoughts came while in bed."
- René Descartes

Monday, June 27, 2016


"I don't do much self-analysis. I just keep moving forward."
- John C. Reilly

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Amish training

"Persevering is just doing what you don't feel like doing."
- Anne F. Beiler, founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels

Friday, June 24, 2016


I was looking for a job, and then I found a job
And heaven knows I'm miserable now

Thursday, June 23, 2016


"To get to something good you have to go down the wrong path."
- Jerry Seinfeld

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


mixed legacy

"The 'some' of us is not the 'sum' of us."
- Tavis Smiley on the sordid allegations including child pornography.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

literally metaphorically

"If you don't visit a bad neighbourhood, it'll eventually visit you."
- Tom Friedman

Friday, June 17, 2016

mental illness

"Depression is one of the worst forms of suffering because of the immense feelings of shame, worthlessness, hopelessness, and demoralization. Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self esteem. Many depressed patients … yearn for death and pray every night that they would get cancer so they could die in dignity without having to commit suicide."

Thursday, June 16, 2016


"The times I have put career before integrity is when I cringe."
- Moby

Monday, June 13, 2016

Financial Advisors

Download your own certificate here.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Gospel of Matthew

The poor you will always have with you

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Eric Arthur Blair

"A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into."
- George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier

Friday, June 10, 2016

Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out

Once I lived the life of a millionaire,
Spent all my money, I just did not care.
Took all my friends out for a good time,
Bought bootleg whiskey, champagne and wine.

Then I began to fall so low,
Lost all my good friends, I did not have nowhere to go.
I get my hands on a dollar again,
I'm gonna hang on to it till that eagle grins.

'Cause no, no, nobody knows you
When you're down and out.
In your pocket, not one penny,
And as for friends, you don't have any.

When you finally get back up on your feet again,
Everybody wants to be your old long-lost friend.
Said it's mighty strange, without a doubt,
Nobody knows you when you're down and out.

When you finally get back upon your feet again,
Everybody wants to be your good old long-lost friend.
Said it's mighty strange,
Nobody knows you,
Nobody knows you,
Nobody knows you when you're down and out.

Lyric credit here.

limitations of human thought.

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
- Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio

Thursday, June 9, 2016

man of letters

"Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it."

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

when you're in one

First rule of holes: stop digging

Saturday, June 4, 2016

graduation ceremony

"Not every problem has a high-tech solution. We can't science the you-know-what out of every problem."
- Matt Damon in a MIT commencement address quoting a line from The Martian


“He was just a coward and that was the worst luck any man could have.”
- Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls


"The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Friday, June 3, 2016


"Making money is art ... and working is art ... and good business is the best art."
- Andy Warhol [1928-1987]

Thursday, June 2, 2016


A look inside a luxury Bond Street emporium here.

The incessant sales push diminishes the brand.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


"There are some stories which have to be retold by each generation."
- Virginia Woolf [1882-1941]