Took a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio outside of Chicago in Oak Park, IL.
Spent the long weekend camping on the beach.
Originally posted on letters from home:
I packed my newest knit along. Its always a little breezy on the beach and it was perfect cardigan to throw on.
This is for all you cream-with-your-coffee drinkers out there. Because everything needs to be hacked.
- When making your coffee in the morning, pour in the cream first and then the coffee.
That’s it. That’s the hack. It’s basically so you don’t have to stir your coffee, which means less spoons to wash.
And now my coffee is cold and I have to make more. 😞
Julie Zhuo nails it on the head again. This time she writes about how we should stop glorifying the idea people and start paying attention to the ones who actually follow through and get it done.
Ideas are like candy—colorful, fun, easy to indulge in.
The hard part—the part that really matters—is the follow-through.
If you have 5 minutes, read the full post.
Oliver Sacks writes a beautifully sad piece about being face to face with dying. Although it isn’t pleasant, its good to be reminded and aware of this perspective of life.
Over the last few days, I have been able to see my life as from a great altitude, as a sort of landscape, and with a deepening sense of the connection of all its parts. This does not mean I am finished with life.
On the contrary, I feel intensely alive, and I want and hope in the time that remains to deepen my friendships, to say farewell to those I love, to write more, to travel if I have the strength, to achieve new levels of understanding and insight.
This will involve audacity, clarity and plain speaking; trying to straighten my accounts with the world. But there will be time, too, for some fun (and even some silliness, as well).
I feel a sudden clear focus and perspective. There is no time for anything inessential. I must focus on myself, my work and my friends. I shall no longer look at “NewsHour” every night. I shall no longer pay any attention to politics or arguments about global warming.
Richard Branson’s take on flexible working:
Flexible working is smart working. Screw business as usual. If you trust your people to make their own decisions, they will reward you.
“I agree,” I think as I sit in a coffee shop at 2pm in a city I moved to just for the heck of it.
Read the full article: Flexible working is smart working – Virgin.com.