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California NEARLY scores on hail mary vs Notre Dame

No one beats ‘Our Lady (Notre Dame)’ on a Hail Mary pass. Just sayin’…

Daniel Burnham on Planning

“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not themselves be realized. Make big plans, aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us.”

Great words from a great man. After the great Chicago fire in 1871, Daniel Burnham was the man with the vision that became the current city of Chicago. Read more about his life here. And make no little plans from this point forward…

100 years of Hermann Hesse’s ‘Siddhartha’

A book that changed the trajectory of my life is now 100 years old! “When the novel about an Indian man’s spiritual journey was first published, it barely created a ripple. Decades later, it inspired millions to embark on a voyage of self-discovery.” Source: https://www.dw.com/en/100-years-of-hermann-hesses-siddhartha/a-63113218?maca=en-GK-Inoreader-Culture-21643-xml-media

Working with the Five Remembrances

What do you want to carry with you when you go? Source: Working with the Five Remembrances

5 Reasons Why Your Life Feels Pointless

Where did you get lost on the search for a meaningful life? Source: 5 Reasons Why Your Life Feels Pointless

Sharing on social media makes us overconfident in our knowledge

Sharing news articles with friends and followers on social media can prompt people to think they know more about the articles’ topics than they actually do, according to a new study. Source: Sharing on social media makes us overconfident in our knowledge, study finds: Sharing articles on social media, even when we haven’t read them, can lead us to believe we are experts on a topic

“The Summer Day” by Mary Oliver

Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean — the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down? Source: “The Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver

It’s Corn!

It’s that time of year! Sing the corn song while you can…

Beethoven’s “Für Elise” on One Guitar

This will either make you want to pick up your guitar or put it away forever…

How People in the 1920s Predicted the Future Would Look

It’s always fun to look back and see what prior generations thought the future would be like. Source: How People in the 1920s Predicted the Future Would Look

Sunday Quote: The secret

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The secret of Zen is just two words: not always so.

[In Japanese it is two words] 

Suzuki Roshi

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There Is No Formula for Happiness

Happiness is a continuing discovery. Source: There Is No Formula for Happiness

btw, if you are on the path to discovering happiness, this book might help!

Someone Recreated What English Would Sound Like If It Was Spoken Like German

Someone transmorgified what English would sound like if spoken using the logic of German and we have to tip our Tyrolean hat. Source: Someone Recreated What English Would Sound Like If It Was Spoken Like German | Digg

Listen Up: Why Earbuds Are a Threat to Ourselves and Society

Earbuds place us in a limbo between our inner and outer worlds. Source: Listen Up: Why Earbuds Are a Threat to Ourselves and Society

How to Break Free from the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Catherine Burns, artistic director at The Moth, shares what she has learned about the art of storytelling. Source: How to Break Free from the Stories We Tell Ourselves

A Stoic Idea Worth Tattooing On Your Body

Here’s The Definitive Method To Cooking Eggs In A Pan That Will Make Them Taste Amazing

From cracking to cooking to eating, Adam Ragusea covers every single detail that you need to know about eggs — and how to make the basics. Source: Here’s The Definitive Method To Cooking Eggs In A Pan That Will Make Them Taste Amazing | Digg

How stoicism can make you a better person

Source: Stoicism 101

12 (Stoic) Questions That Will Change Your Life

What Is Stoicism? A Definition & 9 Stoic Exercises To Get You Started

For those of us who live our lives in the real world, there is one branch of philosophy created just for us: Stoicism. It’s a philosophy designed to make us more resilient, happier, more virtuous and more wise–and as a result, better people, better parents and better professionals. Source: What Is Stoicism? A Definition & 9 Stoic Exercises To Get You Started

Want to go deeper? Check out this summary of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations…

Brian Johnson offer’s a great overview here but you have to create a free account…

To Flourish, Humans Are Motivated by Four Universal Needs

Are you satisfying these needs at work? Could you? Source: To Flourish, Humans Are Motivated by Four Universal Needs

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