Sunday, March 29, 2020

routine


Richard Burton drank four bottles of vodka daily.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Think like a historian

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

american tune

abolitionist


“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Friday, March 20, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

blazing virus


A comedic view on quarantining here.

Monday, March 16, 2020

but when life expectancy was 40


“The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Sunday, March 15, 2020

never give in



“A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.”
Marshal Ferdinand Foch

prescient bill gates

on social distancing


Video here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

on people



"20% don't care about your problems. 80% are glad you have them."
- Daymond John

Saturday, February 29, 2020

tactic


"The writer's job is to tell the truth," Ernest Hemingway once said. When he was having difficulty writing he reminded himself of this, as he explained in his memoirs, A Moveable Feast. "I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, 'Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.' So finally I would write one true sentence, and then go on from there. It was easy then because there was always one true sentence that I knew or had seen or had heard someone say."
- Source here.

hand hygiene

Is hand sanitiser better than hand washing against coronavirus?


"No," explained here. Soap is less harmful to your hands, which doesn't break down skin, not leaving hands raw and vulnerable. 

Friday, February 28, 2020

don't drain the swamp


"The comedy universe is a swamp of madness."
- Jerry Seinfeld

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