• August 17, 2015

Specialisation is for Insects

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook […]

  • February 15, 2015

Jim Carrey’s Commencement Speech

Behind the funny faces and over-the-top expressions lies a man who obviously thinks a lot of deep thoughts. The words ‘profound’ and ‘Jim Carrey’ do not seem like they fit in the same sentence, but in this commencement speech, he actually surprised me. So many of us choose our paths out of fear disguised as […]

  • July 30, 2014

The Technology – A Talk by Paul Buchheit

Great talk by Paul Buchheit, creator and lead developer of Gmail. We often sweat life’s big decisions, but it’s the little decisions that matter the most — the ones we make thousands of times a day, often without even realizing it. The big decisions are the inevitable result of those small decisions. They steered the […]

  • April 14, 2014

Bad Poetry

All bad poetry is sincere. – Oscar Wilde  

  • February 22, 2014

Reach for the Moon

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are […]

  • February 15, 2014


Creators of things are people like anybody else. They have flaws, often major flaws, like anybody else. They are nevertheless often able to create art that is moving, meaningful, emotionally involving, satisfying, and beloved. This is a very strange alchemy that doesn’t really make much coherent sense. Humans create art that is better than they, […]

  • February 14, 2014

Career Lessons from Don Draper

“You are too young to be counting your ideas” “Everything is an opportunity to you” “… that’s what the money is for!” Mad Men is gold.  

The DWYL-inspired apartment of designer Jessica Walsh.
  • January 21, 2014


Honesty without compassion is cruelty. (source)  

  • January 14, 2014


When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion. – Abraham Lincoln

  • January 13, 2014

Doris Lessing

via Amorous Musings “What’s terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don’t need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you’re capable of better.” Doris Lessing, born in Iran – then known as Persia – and brought up in the African bush in Zimbabwe, a […]

  • February 16, 2011


She’s what we call “see-worthy.” S-E-E. See with your eyes. I feel like my transport should be an extension of my personality. Voila. And this? This is like my little window to the world, and every minute it’s a different show. Now, I may not understand it. I may not even necessarily agree with it. […]

  • October 6, 2010

We Are All Going to Die

We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Sahara. […]