Reading Speed, or Why I Avoid Video Blogs

Reading Speed, or Why I Avoid Video Blogs

Reading vs. Speaking

In the Forbes article, “Do You Read Fast Enough To Be Successful?” Brett Nelson explores the reading habits of highly successful people compared to those of the average reader. We are swamped with information that we can’t possibly consume and comprehend unless we prioritize it and prune away the non-essentials. If you read at an average pace of 250-300 words per minute, you…

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Welcome

This is a blog post! Find about about all the cool daily, weekly stuff here.

Carrie is testing the blog thing out.

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Pots Clanging in a Dark Drawer

Pots Clanging in a Dark Drawer

I’m unapologetically liberal – well, moderate, actually, but in today’s political climate, that’s what passes for liberal. I was reading Peter Wright’s post, “Why you should worry about Bernard Eich’s persecution,” this morning, and it seems as good a springboard as any for some of the things that have been bothering me, lately.

My lack of sympathy for Mr. Eich’s career problems stems not from my…

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Chag Sameach

Wishing all who are celebrating Passover peace, prosperity, and good health.

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Literacy and Liquor?

A man of character, indeed. The following “mini-movie” (an ad, but as someone pointed out in comments, better than many full-length movies at storytelling) shows the lengths one father will go for his son.

A whiskey ad, promoting adult literacy.

An ad that leaves you feeling there’s hope for the world. Grab the Kleenex and watch.

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HoneLife

HoneLife, if you haven’t yet discovered it for yourself, is a unique, “topic-centered platform” where members are given just one word, each week, and encouraged to share their creative perspective on it. Their goal is to inspire and enable members to “develop a deeper connection to reality, to the world, and to their unique self.” To that end, the sharing is simple and straightforward.

hone-masc-screenThis…

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Epiphany

I was driving to work, one morning, feeling all caffeinated go-getter and ready to get on with it, when another driver who must’ve been feeling even more deadline driven and eager to get to work cut me off. Tempted to show off my perfectly manicured middle finger, I settled, instead, for muttering, “Asshole!” under my breath. I immediately remembered the day, many years earlier, when I’d done the…

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Done, Distracted, Defined

April, as T.S. Eliot wrote, is the cruelest month. It leaves its cobwebs on everything. Sweep them away, or get swept away by them. April doesn’t care. This post started out as something else, but left me drained.

April brings jumbled, dusty thoughts. But April showers wash them away.

I crumpled it up, which is harder to do with a blog post, but not impossible. It was far too long for a post, too…

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newyorker:

On Friday, an Afghan policeman opened fire on a car carrying the journalists Anja Niedringhaus and Kathy Gannon, of the Associated Press, in Khost province. Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, was killed in the attack. These pictures, all taken in the past few weeks, showcase some of her work from Afghanistan: http://nyr.kr/1i8EQWk
Above: An Afghan girl helps her brother down from a security barrier set up outside the Independent Election Commission office in Khost.

newyorker:

On Friday, an Afghan policeman opened fire on a car carrying the journalists Anja Niedringhaus and Kathy Gannon, of the Associated Press, in Khost province. Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, was killed in the attack. These pictures, all taken in the past few weeks, showcase some of her work from Afghanistan: http://nyr.kr/1i8EQWk

Above: An Afghan girl helps her brother down from a security barrier set up outside the Independent Election Commission office in Khost.