It is often said that children are the wealth of the poor. This was not my experience. But books are without question the wealth of the poor’s children. Books are a guiding light out of the underworld, a secret passageway, an escape hatch. To the affluent, books are ornaments. To the poor, books are siege weapons.”— Joe Queenan
I have held many things in my hand and I have lost them all. But whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.”— Martin Luther
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”— Helen Keller
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson
The world of social media is changing rapidly. Whenever I speak on the topic, I almost always begin with Erik Qualman’s excellent video, Social Media Revolution. However, he has just updated it to reflect the most recent statistics. The facts go by quickly, so he has written out the most important ones in text-form on his blog, along with a list of his sources. You also might want to check out his excellent book, Socialnomics.
Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do something you don’t necessarily want to do, to get a result you would really like to have”
Anxiety is nothing but repeatedly re-experiencing failure in advance. What a waste.”
Amazon has finally released the long awaited Kindle for Mac. I was eagerly anticipating this. However, it is really bare bones. It also says you can highlight text, but I couldn’t figure out how. If Amazon.com is going to compete with Apple, they are going to have to do better than this.
Apple has officially announced that the iPad will be available on April 3, 2010. The more I learn about this device, the more excited I get. I am beginning to think this could be a game-changer. Check out this new ad:
Do not fear the conflict. Do not flee it. Where there is no struggle, there is no virtue. Where love and faith are not tempted, it is not possible to be sure whether they are really present. They are tried and revealed in adversity, in difficult and grievous circumstances.”— St. John Chrysostom (c. 347–407)
When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you, but because, in that brief moment with the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you are hoping for.”— Kevin Purdy