nwlinks + life   40

Can you hear the hum?
No, more like a high-pitch but very soft buzz.
may 2016 by nwlinks
Quality of life in European cities
Best: Oslo & Zurich, followed by Aalborg, Vilnius and - Belfast!
eu  Life 
january 2016 by nwlinks
Dear brilliant students:
Why you should not do a Ph D.
january 2013 by nwlinks
You can’t have it all: Princetonians respond
Anne-Marie Slaughter looks at reactions to her famous article.
october 2012 by nwlinks
Desperation of hope
Encounter with a carjacker in Karachi.
life  crime  economics 
november 2011 by nwlinks
Edward Lear (1812-1888)
Tom Shakespeare on the nonsense poet and landscape artist who also had epilepsy.
life  disability 
november 2011 by nwlinks
This Long Disease, My Life | Tom Shakespeare | Disability Studies Quarterly
"I. AM. THE. TRAGEDY. MODEL. OF. DISABILITY", says Peter. I repeat the words after him to make sure that I've followed his meaning. He nods, I smile. Concentrate. The moving finger writes: "BUT. YOU. ARE. THE. COMEDY. MODEL."
october 2011 by nwlinks
Alix Kates Shulman: Dances with feminists
"As I may, inadvertently and indirectly, bear some responsibility for the extrapolation from authentic text to familiar paraphrase, I would like to confess and set the record straight. "
life  sexandgenderandsexuality 
october 2011 by nwlinks
Steve Jobs' 2005 Commencement address
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.
october 2011 by nwlinks
Taking Rudeness of Our Co-Workers Home With Us | Psych Central News
"...stress created by incivility can be so intense that, at the end of the day, it is taken home."
work  life 
august 2011 by nwlinks
Opinion: Schools should suit working parents
"Nursery is run for working parents: open 8-6, three meals a day provided, flexible arrival and departure time, and one itemised monthly bill. School is very different: closed 14 weeks of the year, and finishing around 3pm the other 38."
july 2011 by nwlinks
And that’s why you should learn to pick your battles. — TheBloggess.com
'Victor was surprisingly pissed that I’d “wasted money” on an enormous chicken, because apparently he couldn’t appreciate the hysterical value of a 5 foot chicken ringing the doorbell.  Then I said, “Well, at least it’s not towels” and apparently that was the wrong thing to say because that’s when Victor screamed and stormed off, but I knew he was locked in his office because I could hear him punching things in there.'

Do you have domestic arguments like this???
june 2011 by nwlinks
LRB · Ursula Creagh · First Chapters
On reading your ex-husband's memoir: "I believe the description of himself, me, and of our marriage, to be a fiction. It is a pity he has neither the good taste, nor the talent, to present it as such."
books  life 
may 2011 by nwlinks
In memoriam: George Ross 1935-2011 « Francesca Elston
The Ten Commandments of the late George Ross (I summarise):

1.- Sapere aude – Dare to know. 
2.- Know thyself.
3.- Universalize your actions.
4.- Be kind and compassionate, and be involved.
5.- Take very seriously your duty towards others, but do not take yourself too seriously.
6.- Remember that all human opinions, values, tenets and beliefs are of necessity subjective and relative.
7.- Be regular and ordinary in your life, like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
8.- Tolerate any stance, except intolerance itself.
9.- Treat with respect the planet on which we live.
10.- Strive to live in such a way that the world you leave behind you is a better place, freer, wiser, more tolerant, than the world you found when you were born. 

Read the whole thing!
may 2011 by nwlinks
Iylliana - I hate my phone - a rant
Don't call Angela, and she won't call you.
life  phone 
february 2011 by nwlinks
kylecassidy: In Which Our Hero Almost Gets Into a Fistfight
She goaded her date to "kick [my] ass" and eventually he said "Dorothy, I'm not going to hit someone because you don't like his telephone." She banged her drink down and grunted "If you can't fight Mr Hello Kittyphone maybe you shouldn't be dating me," and stalked off.
life  crazypeople 
october 2010 by nwlinks
Getting things done « Francesca Elston
Notes on finding a job (and other things too)
august 2010 by nwlinks

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