There’s an old saying that I’m certain you’ve heard before: “May you live in interesting times.” The phrase is a translation of a Chinese curse, because peace, harmony, all those niceties make for a dull existence. War, unrest, injustice—now that makes for interesting times. It’s like Orson Wells said in his famous speech in Carol […]
When you give people the benefit of the doubt, you automatically assume that they are nice people trying their best. And your anger dissipates.
And it’s so nice not to be angry.
When you assign benevolent motives to people instead of assuming unpleasant motives, the world itself becomes a more benevolent place.
I recently heard someone I love very much say, “At my age, I am not afraid to say what I think. I’ve earned the right to express my opinion.” And I agree. Except. At my age, I expect civility, kindness, and respect. If your comment is needlessly hurtful or disrespectful – even in the smallest […]
Your About page is your opportunity to tell the world what you’re all about. You might wonder:
How much should I say? How do I set myself apart from everyone else? What’s my story, my unique angle?
There’s no magic formula for a great About page. Here are 10 effective but very different examples.
Hello! So if we were having a coffee this week, it wouldn’t be an Americano with coleslaw as I thought I heard earlier. Cold milk maybe? This post was going to have a different title but “The I Think I’m Unlucky But In The Grand Scheme Of Things I Realise […]
I’ve been reading about the devastation across the Atlantic, caused by Hurricane Irma. I can’t begin to imagine what this feels like. Wind has always been my least favourite weather since I was a kid. When I was very young, we had a tree blow over. It caused no damage, […]
‘The future of medicine won’t focus on treating the symptoms of a disease; it will focus on curing it at the genetic level.’ By mastering nanotechnology we will be able to pinpoint our medical efforts at the site of a disease as opposed to clumsily blasting the patient all over or letting a medicine be ingested and distributed over the entire bloodstream.
Today I’ll be looking forward just over a decade and pulling out what are believed to be 10 of the biggest scientific advancements of tomorrow. Hold on tight things are about to get exciting.
From now i’ll take it as understood that we all accept that modern physics tells us that time as we know it is not absolute – (accepting this deep down in your being is another matter entirely and I’m sure even the greatest theoretical physicists have trouble with this).
Revisiting the theme of time we explain the geometry of spacetime and explore the special quantity known as ‘proper time’. A qualitative post which includes the use of simple graphs.
If no one will remember me in twenty-five years, or even five years, or perhaps even five minutes now …
then what difference does it make…
Yesterday I stopped at Barnes and Noble for coffee and quiche – not exactly a nourishing lunch, but I like sitting amongst all those sweet books. And there was a man there – not old, not young – he could have been 40 or 60 – one of those men who are not timeless, but […]
Fan artist Jenny Dolfen illustrates the new generation of Star Wars characters.
“Boomers live in the past and have ransomed the future. Millennials fear the future and are ignorant of the past. Generation X acknowledges what has gone before, learns from it, and resolves to shape the future into something better. We don’t throw our hands in the air and say the job’s a bust, let’s give up. We know we can’t go back to mythical halcyon days and we know we can’t just rip it up and start again. We work with what we’ve got and try to make it better. We change things from the inside out….” read more at via Gen-X: We’ll Win in the End. — Longreads
“Boomers live in the past and have ransomed the future. Millennials fear the future and are ignorant of the past.”