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.
1 Woman, 12 Months, 52 Places by Jada Yuan. She spent the entire year traveling to each of the NYT’s recommended destinations for the year. It is a dream idea but also a daunting one. It sounds exhausting.
Tomorrow, two weeks vacation from work for the winter holiday comes to a close, as well as bidding farewell to my mother-in-law. It was a wonderful break and a wonderful visit filled with time spent with people I care about. But as always I am eager for the new challenges at work and to get back to being a professional Wizard.
Singularity by Marie Howe written in memory of Stephen Hawking after he passed this year, shared on brainpickings.org
Matt Pentz discusses the life and career of Sigi Schmid. (Subscription required, which I highly recommend if you’re a sports fan.)
Elwood wishes you all a very Merry Christmas.
Google has a Santa tracker. It’s nice to see them doing their part to help us track his whereabouts and not simply leaving it in the hands of NORAD.
The Christmas movies I have to watch each season: Home Alone, Christmas Vacation, Muppet Christmas Carol, and Scrooged.