If people are going to try to step all over you, be a LEGO.
— Randi Lee Harper (@randileeharper) July 15, 2015
Advice to My 16-Year Old Self
Jen, a reader that I don’t know, challenged me for the 2015 Edition of What Shall I Write About?, with a request to write a letter of advice to my 16-year old self. Tough, but interesting. Here we go. Dear Dan, Today, you are sixteen years old. Your dad and stepmom are going to forget … Read more
If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert.
— W. Béran Wolfe, Australian psychiatrist
“Find a happy person, and you will find a project.”
— Sonja Lyubomirsky
The Last 24 Hours Plus Context
So as some of you may have noticed on Twitter/FB yesterday, things have been kind of craptastic lately. The past three consecutive weeks have been among the toughest I’ve faced since leaving the military, and while there are times I’ve thought I’d break, I seem to be starting to turn it around. Context So in … Read more
…humor is a violation of straight-line thinking.
— from How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams
Failure always brings something valuable with it.
— Scott Adams, from How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life
Protected: The Week Past
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You can’t stage an epiphany.
Zombie Spaceship Wasteland by Patton Oswalt