Thursday, July 18, 2019

Today's Quote: Megan Rapinoe

We have to be better. We have to love more, hate less. We got to listen more and talk less...It’s our responsibility to make this world a better place.
~ Megan Rapinoe

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Today's Quote: Benjamin Hardy

Mental creation always precedes physical creation. Before a building is physically constructed, there’s a blueprint.
~ Benjamin Hardy

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Today's Quote: Denzel Washington

Success? I don't know what that word means. I'm happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody's eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That's a good day for me.
~ Denzel Washington

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Perfection: Possible?

Abstract Art by Anne Van Camp

A poem written for Today's Little Ditty's June challenge:


You might think that somebody knows
how to have highs without any lows
but everyone loses,
has bumps and has bruises --
that's just the way that it goes.

by Tabatha Yeatts

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Today's Quote: Bridget Webber

One occasion when innovation is out of reach can result in many more to follow.
The problem stems from the memory of not succeeding, which you apply to the new situation. The recollection triggers a belief you aren’t creative.
~ Bridget Webber

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Today's Quote: Antoine de Saint Exupéry

It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove.
~ Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Today's Quote: Pearl S. Buck

Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
~ Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Today's Quote: Henry James

She had an unequalled gift....of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities.
~ Henry James

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Today's Quote: Leonard Cohen

Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.
~ Leonard Cohen

Friday, May 3, 2019

Life as a Video Game

Mark Manson has some interesting ideas about how life is like a video game. He calls some mistakes that people make "Distractions" and says people can make a habit of making the same mistakes. Do you agree with his ideas? Do you have different ideas? He says:
Life is a big and complex game. It’s the largest open world game known to date. We all begin with different starting stats and we’re placed into a wide range of environments that can either give us advantages or disadvantages...

Life is designed to continually throw difficult and unexpected problems at you. Life is a never-ending stream of problems that must be confronted, surmounted, and/or solved. If at any point, Life runs out of problems to give us, then as players, we will unconsciously invent problems for ourselves.

Players may respond to problems with either Solutions or Distractions...

Solutions are actions and pursuits that resolve a problem preventing it from continuing or happening again in the future. Distractions are actions or pursuits designed to either make the Player unaware of the problem’s existence or to dull the pain the problem may be causing...

The more each Solution or Distraction is used, the easier and more automatic it will be in the future. The more often you use a Solution or Distraction, the easier it will be to use again, to the point where it will eventually become unconscious and automatic. Once a Solution or Distraction is unconscious and automatic, it becomes a Habit.

A player, once they’ve found a Solution to a Level, must employ that Solution enough times to make it a Habit, thus mastering that level and allowing them to move on to the next Level...

Good luck Player One.