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nonconcept:

The Willow House, Singapore by GUZ Architects.

Yeh, so like a lot of the design elements here. :)

(via nonconcept)

Posted on September 16 2014 with 1,253 notes

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Part 1 of an interview of Tim Cook by Charlie Rose.

Listening to Tim Cook speak at length is very enlightening. A couple of his comments I scribbled down, paraphrased:

—‘We release products when we think it’s time; not first, but best.’

—‘We make great products that enrich people’s lives; neither alone will do.’

—‘Our portfolio of products would fit on this table, and yet we have $180 billion in sales. No other company can claim that. It’s easy to add, it’s hard to edit.’

—‘We invest in things that have tentacles for decades.’

—‘R&D is about curiosity, and tugging at a string to see where it leads. Sometimes we call a stop, sometimes we shelve to use another day, and sometimes we release.’

(Source: hulu.com)

Posted on September 15 2014

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umnie:

“Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, 
when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little, when we arrive safely because we sailed too close to the shore. 

Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess, we have lost our thirst for the waters of life, 
having fallen in love with life, we have ceased to dream of eternity, 
and in our efforts to build a new earth, 
we have allowed our vision of the new heaven to dim. 

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas, 
where storms will show your mastery, 
where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. 
We ask you to push back the horizon of our hopes, 
and to push us into the future in strength, courage, hope, and love. 
This we ask in the name of our Captain, who is Jesus Christ.”


Francis Drake, an English sea captain who in 1577-80 sailed around the world.

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Beautiful, both words and waves.

umnie:

“Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, 
when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little, when we arrive safely because we sailed too close to the shore. 


Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess, 
we have lost our thirst for the waters of life, 
having fallen in love with life, we have ceased to dream of eternity, 
and in our efforts to build a new earth, 
we have allowed our vision of the new heaven to dim. 


Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas, 
where storms will show your mastery, 
where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. 
We ask you to push back the horizon of our hopes, 
and to push us into the future in strength, courage, hope, and love. 
This we ask in the name of our Captain, who is Jesus Christ.”

Francis Drake, an English sea captain who in 1577-80 sailed around the world.
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Beautiful, both words and waves.

Posted on September 9 2014 with 50 notes

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I enjoy playing sports, but found this funny anyways. ;)

Available where quality apparel is sold, online that is.

I enjoy playing sports, but found this funny anyways. ;)

Available where quality apparel is sold, online that is.

Posted on September 3 2014

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by yours truly

by yours truly

Posted on August 30 2014

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"I’m pretty sure…" This SNL sketch does a laugh-out-loud job parodying this saying. :)

(via M)

(Source: Yahoo!)

Posted on August 29 2014

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I know this is a kid’s song, but it’s so important even as an adult.

Thank you…

(Source: youtube.com)

Posted on August 15 2014

Link: Zidisha

After coming across PovertyCure's moving video trailer some weeks back, I began a process of researching and learning more. My internet bread crumb trail led me to Zidisha, a website with a new approach to microfinance they call: “peer-to-peer microlending without borders.”

"Zidisha" is the Swahili word for "grow" or "expand", as in a business or a quality such as freedom or prosperity.

To find out why Julia Kurnia founded it, and how it differs from other microlending platforms, check out their story.

I’ve made four micro-loans so far, and if you think you’d might be interested, here’s $25 from Zidisha to get you started.

Posted on August 14 2014

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by yours truly; thinkin of C

by yours truly; thinkin of C

Posted on August 12 2014

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But beware the false break. Make sure you have a real one.
The New York Times: Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain (via davemorin)

This is a great article that brings together many of the anecdotal experiences I’ve had over the years - highly recommend.

(via davemorin)

Posted on August 12 2014 with 8 notes

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History, and personal life, is messy, and rarely, if ever, proceeds by a straight line. It’s an admixture of wheat and chaff, while straining towards that vision.
reflection while reading American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll

Posted on August 10 2014

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Killer Whale versus Great White Shark: who wins?

Killer Whale.

Really interesting 50m video that goes into the why’s, and provides some neat information.

Orcas rock! :)

(Source: youtube.com)

Posted on August 8 2014 with 4 notes

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by yours truly; with C

by yours truly; with C

Posted on August 3 2014 with 1 note

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I see a difference between: ‘the dignity of each person demands care for their basic health needs’, and: ‘human rights include life, liberty, and health insurance policies paid for by your employer.’

Posted on July 29 2014

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Had a cappuccino with C yesterday, and really enjoyed it.

I dunno - I may have to get into this coffee thing. :)

Had a cappuccino with C yesterday, and really enjoyed it.

I dunno - I may have to get into this coffee thing. :)

Posted on July 28 2014 with 1 note

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