Archive for September 23rd, 2007

A good source for subversive quotes

| September 23, 2007 | 1 Reply
A good source for subversive quotes

Good quotes are explosive. There’s a novel hiding in every good quote. Well, here’s a good collection of subversive quotes from Vagabox.  It includes many of my favorites and many that I hadn’t read before.   Here’s a tiny sampling from a large collection: The police are not here to create disorder. They’re here to preserve […]

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52 ways to reduce stress

| September 23, 2007 | Reply
52 ways to reduce stress

What can you do to avoid stress?  I stumbled across this thoughtful list tonight. I use quite a few of these.  I wanted to keep it handy, so I’m posting it.   It’s good to have lists like these in writing, because when you’re stressed it’s hard to remember and hard to think laterally. 

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A widespread American epidemic: intellectual brain freeze

| September 23, 2007 | 10 Replies
A widespread American epidemic: intellectual brain freeze

I don’t think anyone has yet invented a specific word for this phenomenon, but too many Americans are suffering from an intense craving for simple one-step answers to life’s most important questions.  Though people have always taken explanatory leaps, the mainstream media seems to tolerate them like never before. In the political realm, for example, the media should […]

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