On Books

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.

On Possessions

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

On Security

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.

On Character

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Social Media Revolution 2

The world os 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 to to reflect the most recent statistics. The facts go by quickly. He has the most important ones written out in text-form on his blog, along with a list of his sources. You also might want to check out his excellent book, Socialnomics.

On Self-Discipline

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” — Andy Andrews

On Anxiety

Anxiety is nothing but repeatedly re-experiencing failure in advance. What a waste.” — Seth Godin

Kindle for Mac

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.

The Latest iPad Ad

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.

On the Value of Adversity

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.

On Making a Tough Call

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 Lifehacker

On Becoming What You Are

“Become what you already are, Find Him Who is already yours, Listen to Him Who never ceases speaking to you, Own Him Who already owns you.”” — St. Gregory of Sinai (13th century)