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.
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.)