14 4 / 2014

Things A Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of a Creative Mind by Biz Stone
"We are all marching together. We’re headed towards something big, and it’s going to be good."

Things A Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of a Creative Mind by Biz Stone

"We are all marching together. We’re headed towards something big, and it’s going to be good."

11 4 / 2014

Mobilizing Web Sites: Strategies for Mobile Web Implementation by Kristofer Layon
"If we are designing and developing for people, and for devices that connect to the web, we say that we are then designing for "mobile devices," But what this really means is that we are designing for people who use these devices when they are on the move or not tethered to a desk."

Mobilizing Web Sites: Strategies for Mobile Web Implementation by Kristofer Layon

"If we are designing and developing for people, and for devices that connect to the web, we say that we are then designing for "mobile devices," But what this really means is that we are designing for people who use these devices when they are on the move or not tethered to a desk."

09 4 / 2014

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
"The picture I’ll bet most people have of the markets is still a picture a human being might have taken. In it, a ticker tape runs across the bottom of some cable TV screen, and alpha males in color-coded jackets stand in trading pits, hollering at each other. That picture is dated, the world it depicts is dead.
…The world clings to its old mental picture of the stock market because it’s comforting; because it’s so hard to draw a picture of what has replaced it; and because the few people able to draw it for you have no interest in doing so…
One of these people - a Canadian, of all things - stands at the picture’s center, organizing the many smaller pictures into a coherent whole. His willingness to throw open a window on the American financial world, and to show people what it has become, still takes my breath away.”

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis

"The picture I’ll bet most people have of the markets is still a picture a human being might have taken. In it, a ticker tape runs across the bottom of some cable TV screen, and alpha males in color-coded jackets stand in trading pits, hollering at each other. That picture is dated, the world it depicts is dead.

…The world clings to its old mental picture of the stock market because it’s comforting; because it’s so hard to draw a picture of what has replaced it; and because the few people able to draw it for you have no interest in doing so…

One of these people - a Canadian, of all things - stands at the picture’s center, organizing the many smaller pictures into a coherent whole. His willingness to throw open a window on the American financial world, and to show people what it has become, still takes my breath away.”

25 3 / 2014

The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
"I admire you your willingness to offer kindness almost indiscriminately. But unfortunately, it takes a lot more than kindness to survive in this world." I understood what she meant, but I also understood that Mom’s philosophy was a powerful weapon.” 

The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

"I admire you your willingness to offer kindness almost indiscriminately. But unfortunately, it takes a lot more than kindness to survive in this world." I understood what she meant, but I also understood that Mom’s philosophy was a powerful weapon.” 

25 3 / 2014

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
“Life is hard, and children have to be told how hard life can be…So they will be sympathetic to others. So they will understand that some people have it harder than they do and that a trip through this world can be a wildly different experience, depending on what chemicals are raging through one’s mind.”

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Life is hard, and children have to be told how hard life can be…So they will be sympathetic to others. So they will understand that some people have it harder than they do and that a trip through this world can be a wildly different experience, depending on what chemicals are raging through one’s mind.”

25 3 / 2014

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
“Some mistakes… just have greater consequences than others. But you don’t have to let the result of one mistake be the thing that defines you. You, Clark, have the choice not to let that happen.” 

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Some mistakes… just have greater consequences than others. But you don’t have to let the result of one mistake be the thing that defines you. You, Clark, have the choice not to let that happen.” 

25 3 / 2014

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell
“The only casting directors who’d be willing to call Tommy in on the basis of this headshot were the ones curious about what it was like to be murdered.” 

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell

“The only casting directors who’d be willing to call Tommy in on the basis of this headshot were the ones curious about what it was like to be murdered.” 

25 3 / 2014

Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. by Rob Delaney
“1. You’re confined to a hospital bed. 
2. You’re 11. 
3. You sustained brain damage in a car accident. 
-Reasons to watch shows on ” The CW” 

Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. by Rob Delaney

“1. You’re confined to a hospital bed.

2. You’re 11.

3. You sustained brain damage in a car accident.

-Reasons to watch shows on ” The CW” 

25 3 / 2014

The Buddha Walks Into a Bar: A Guide to Life for a New Generation by Lodro Rinzler
“Patience from a Buddhist perspective is not a “wait and see” attitude, but rather one of “just be there”… Patience can also be based on not expecting anything.Think of patience as an act of being open to whatever comes your way. When you begin to solidify expectations, you get frustrated because they are not met in the way you had hoped… With no set idea of how something is supposed to be, it is hard to get stuck on things not happening in the time frame you desired. Instead, you are just being there, open to the possibilities of your life.”

The Buddha Walks Into a Bar: A Guide to Life for a New Generation by Lodro Rinzler

Patience from a Buddhist perspective is not a “wait and see” attitude, but rather one of “just be there”… Patience can also be based on not expecting anything.Think of patience as an act of being open to whatever comes your way. When you begin to solidify expectations, you get frustrated because they are not met in the way you had hoped… With no set idea of how something is supposed to be, it is hard to get stuck on things not happening in the time frame you desired. Instead, you are just being there, open to the possibilities of your life.”

25 3 / 2014

Practicing Peace in Times of War by Pema Chodron
“When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dynamic nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. You’re able to keep your eyes open, your heart open, and your mind open. And you notice when you get caught up in prejudice, bias, and aggression. You develop an enthusiasm for no longer watering those negative seeds, from now until the day you die. And, you begin to think of your life as offering endless opportunities to start to do things differently.”

Practicing Peace in Times of War by Pema Chodron

When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dynamic nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. You’re able to keep your eyes open, your heart open, and your mind open. And you notice when you get caught up in prejudice, bias, and aggression. You develop an enthusiasm for no longer watering those negative seeds, from now until the day you die. And, you begin to think of your life as offering endless opportunities to start to do things differently.”