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Bookmarks [2012/07/15]

  • Jerry Seinfeld's Productivity Secret

    tags: life, productivity, advice

    He said for each day that I do my task of writing, I get to put a big red X over that day. "After a few days you'll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You'll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job next is to not break the chain."

Bookmarks [2012/05/12]

  • My Doctor's Office Asked me to Lie :


    The substance of the issue probably doesn't matter much. There is no real confidentiality of medical records in the US, since the police can get them under very easy conditions. Nonetheless, it is a dishonest proceeding, systematically asking patients to accept policies they have not seen and then make false statements.

Bookmarks [2012/04/12]

  • Letters of Note: C. S. Lewis on Writing

    tags: advice, howto, writing

    In writing. Don't use adjectives which merely tell us how you want us to feel about the thing you are describing. I mean, instead of telling us a thing was "terrible," describe it so that we'll be terrified. Don't say it was "delightful"; make us say "delightful" when we've read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers, "Please will you do my job for me."

Bookmarks [2012/03/23]

  • | All Aboard The Slave Ship

    tags: advice, letter, writing

    When will you learn to attack a system in order to alter its agenda? When will your protest be proof of your pent-up anger? Will you come up with an activism that cannot be appropriated? No other country awaits a revolution as eagerly as ours, no other country needs one as desperately either. This revolution is not somebody else’s business. Where is your characteristic killing rage? Where is mine, for that matter?