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Happy Pi Day

It’s March 14, or 3/14, a.k.a. Pi Day, which of course has nothing to do with bake goods, unless you read 3.14 backwards and use your imagination to see “PI.E” — which begets a cosmic “Aha” moment. Anyway, it’s also Einstein’s birthday, which officially makes it a cosmic conspiracy.

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Steve Jobs’s Stanford Commencement Speech in 2005

Steve Jobs’s Commencement address at Stanford University on June 12, 2005 is one of my favorite speeches of all time, up there with David Foster Wallace’s. Jobs, of course, is a larger-than-life figure who transcended the tech industry and is probably one of the most influential human beings who have ever lived. I’m typing this on …

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New Blacksparrow website

I have re-designed Blacksparrow’s website, making it more modern and responsive. Images are bigger and maximize the screen real estate. I also like the parallax effect that is trendy these days. Check it out.

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If you see something, say something

“Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the communists and I did not speak out – because I was not a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out – because I was …

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Dreams of the Future

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” – Thomas Jefferson While the past is what brought us to the present, we are not beholden to it. The past does not dictate what we could become and what is possible. Indeed, the dreams offered by the future are worth striving …

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Time is the world’s most valuable resource

“A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.” – Herbert A. Simon Coming from Nobel laureate Herbert A. Simon, a true polymath in an age of increasing specialization, this quote is a reminder for myself to fiercely guard my attention. There is endless stimuli coming at us incessantly. There is no possible way to …

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The power of books

The power of books helped President Obama survive his presidency. Read more! Support your local bookstores. Own books that inspire, give you joy, entertain, allow for escape, motivate, delight and tickle you! And if you have ideas, write them down. You never know how or when you could make someone smile. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/books/obamas-secret-to-surviving-the-white-house-years-books.html?emc=edit_th_20170116&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=8701986&_r=3&referer

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Choosing a partner is actually choosing yourself

If our choice of partner is a reflection of ourself, then we should endeavor to be the best version of us in order to be worthy of our partner. “A man’s sexual choice is the result and the sum of his fundamental convictions…. He will always be attracted to the woman who reflects his deepest …

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Flash Friday

What I’m reading: Stories of You and Others by Ted Chiang. Arrival, based on one of the short stories in this collection, is one of my favorite movies of last year. It just resonated with me. I told everyone I know about this film and encouraged everybody to see it. The other short stories in the …

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