So I gave up soda for this year. And last night I had a dream about drinking soda. In the dream I did it unthinkingly, and was so let down when I realized I had slipped up and drank it. Also I remember it tasting awful. Not sure what my subconscious was chewing on for that dream, or if it was the final throes of my body’s caffeine addiction.
The Atlantic: The Benefits of Optimism Are Real by Emily Esfahani Smith.
This Reddit thread asks, “What do you think is the single greatest photograph in history?” has some of the most breathtaking, heart breaking, and inspiring photos ever. Be warned: Some are very hard to look at.
John Green is an author, but he’s also got a YouTube channel with his brother. He’s decided to take 2019 off of social media and this video discusses how it’s going. He says something I really like which is, “The Internet is not the problem. My Internet is the problem.”
Going meta. If you want Twitter notifications when I publish new things on my blog, you can follow @TrickWords.
Time with family is a precious thing. It’s sad that, often, it is only truly found after tragedies, at least for large families which are geographically spread out.
Also, I was introduced to this poem today: Remember Me by Anthony Dowson, quite beautiful.
Personal branding news. I’ve decided my official branding color is #f05e23. You will notice it appearing in a lot of places.