And… Beatrix is watching Charlie Chaplin videos.
Updated my /now page as part of my new year’s deck clearing: http://patrickrhone.com/now/
A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It is a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.
— Jimmy Carter
Unsure if still true, but I know one of the reasons Seth Godin is so productive is he doesn’t have a smart phone: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2016/12/when-your-phone-uses-you.html
Forgot to put @danielnesbit on my favorite online writer’s list. Corrected. Here’s some of his best from the year: http://danielnesbit.net/blog/2016/12/28/my-favorite-posts-from-2016
You’re All Set… Nicholas Bate delivers the 22 Reasons your 2017 is going to be Awesome: The Completed List: http://blog.strategicedge.co.uk/2016/12/youve-already-got-a-plan-you-dont-need-to-wait-for-january-and-goal-setting-rituals-you-have-it-in-draft-with-measurable-1.html
Lovely and heart breaking essay, Between Loneliness and Solitude: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/double-solitude
Our friend in Paisley, @matthewlang with a solid plan to clear the decks for the year to come: http://www.matthewlang.net/2016/12/28/clearing-the-decks/