Factober

All conventional wisdom has an element of truth to it, but good design requires more than an element of truth - it requires an ensemble of correct assumptions and valid calculations.

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We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
Posted 4 months ago

We don't value craftsmanship anymore! All we value is ruthless efficiency,

We don't value craftsmanship anymore! All we value is ruthless efficiency, and I say we deny our own humanity that way! Without appreciation for grace and beauty, there's no pleasure in creating things and no pleasure in having them! Our lives are made dr
Posted 4 months ago

I am beautiful, famous and gorgeous.

I am beautiful, famous and gorgeous.
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Fiction inhabits the zone between the real and the impossible. The tug of t

Fiction inhabits the zone between the real and the impossible. The tug of those two poles is what gives it motion, vitality. Tethering fiction too tightly to the real produces plodding, lifeless stories. Letting it float too far from that anchor produces
Posted 4 months ago

When we unnecessarily elongate the process of "learning to read," we postpo

When we unnecessarily elongate the process of "learning to read," we postpone "reading to learn" - learning itself - by years.
Posted 4 months ago

The Internet is changing what entertainment and sports is. It's not just a

The Internet is changing what entertainment and sports is. It's not just a few people authoring an experience for others. It's really growing out of what everybody does.
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Still, language is resilient, and poetry when it is pressured simply goes u

Still, language is resilient, and poetry when it is pressured simply goes underground.
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All the windows of my heart I open to the day.

All the windows of my heart I open to the day.
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Each life has its share of heroism, an obscure heroism, born of abdication,

Each life has its share of heroism, an obscure heroism, born of abdication, of renunciation and acceptance under the merciless whip of fate.
Posted 4 months ago

Ho! Wise men say, 'He who hath not a good and ready memory should never med

Ho! Wise men say, 'He who hath not a good and ready memory should never meddle in telling lies.'"Drew smiled. "I have a good and ready memory.
Posted 4 months ago

Your level of your concentration decides the extent of the realization of y

Your level of your concentration decides the extent of the realization of your dreams.
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There are moments of despair that come sometimes, when night sets in and a

There are moments of despair that come sometimes, when night sets in and a white fog presses against the windows. Then our house changes its shape, rears up and becomes a place of despair. Then fear and rage run simply--and the thought of Death as a frien
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