M.Leddy + advice   51

Salzberg’s Theory of Pizza
“It is better to have pizza you don’t want than to want pizza you don’t have.”
advice  life 
august 2018 by M.Leddy
Recently updated
A comment from Anton Schwartz notes the death of Alan Bleviss.
advice  radio 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
Good advice from Ray Suarez
“All right, who do I want to be at the end of the day: promoted and a jerk, or owning myself and owning the way I want to be in the world and maybe missing out on that promotion?”
advice  life  work 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
Perfectionism and its discontents
From the podcast Innovation Hub : Eugenia Cheng, mathematician, talks about perfectionism and diminishing returns.
advice  life  writing 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
Not famous
Emily Esfahani Smith: “We all have a circle of people whose lives we can touch and improve — and we can find our meaning in that.”
advice  life 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
Eleanor Roosevelt on maturity
“Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one’s own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.”
advice  EleanorRoosevelt  life 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Relationship advice
My son Ben, my newly married son Ben, mentioned a bit of advice that I gave him some time ago: “The wooing phase is never over.”
advice  fambly  life  love 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Wise words on W. 12th
Martin Kornfeld: “If we all do one random act of kindness daily we just might set the world in the right direction.”
advice  life 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Wise words on Fulham Road
Barnaby Capel-Dunn writes about wise words on Fulham Road.
advice  life  signage 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Be prepared
“Never be without a pen.”
advice  GilmoreGirls  pens 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
The Dutch Reach
Open the car door with the far hand — and check for cyclists.
advice  life 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Ten bits and a jar
John Scalzi’s ten bits of advice for getting work done in these times, and Elaine’s idea for a jar of good things.
advice  life  work 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Alain de Botton and Mark Trail
Not perfect synchronicity, but pretty good.
advice  comics  life  MarkTrail  marriage 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
From an old notebook
Eleanor Roosevelt, as quoted by the tenor saxophonist David Murray.
advice  EleanorRoosevelt  life  notebooks 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
Advice for creative types
Beatrice Taylor, Aunt Bee: “Nobody can create on an empty stomach.”
advice  television 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
Advice for academics
From Carl Cederström and Michael Marinetto, advice about “How to Live Less Anxiously in Academia.”
academia  advice 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
Work advice
From Roger Rosenblatt.
advice  life  work 
july 2016 by M.Leddy
Bill Cunningham (1929–2016)
“Money’s the cheapest thing. Liberty and freedom is the most expensive.”
advice  life  money  photography 
june 2016 by M.Leddy
Good advice
“I like to tell people that if you wait until you’re completely qualified for something, maybe it’s too late.”
advice  life  photography 
june 2016 by M.Leddy
From a van Gogh letter
Admire as much as you can, most people don’t admire enough.
advice  art  letters  VanGogh  writing 
february 2016 by M.Leddy
On ambition
The philosopher Mark Kingwell on ambition.
advice  life  philosophy 
january 2016 by M.Leddy
A brief message from the Academy of Lifelong Learning
“A problem should retain its shape and size.”
advice  life 
november 2015 by M.Leddy
Words of wisdom from Albert King
“Most important thing: the better you get, the harder you work.”
advice  blues  life  music 
december 2014 by M.Leddy
x + 1
From the 21st-Century Stoic.
advice  life 
september 2014 by M.Leddy
From Philip K. Dick
“Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.”
advice  life 
september 2014 by M.Leddy
Good advice from Seth Godin
“If you try to delight the undelightable, you’ve made yourself miserable for no reason.”
advice  life 
june 2014 by M.Leddy
“Pat talks to teenagers”
“For your own future enjoyment I say go bowling, or to a basketball game, or watch a good TV program (like the Pat Boone Chevy show!), at least for a while.”
advice  books  dowdyworld 
april 2014 by M.Leddy
Libby Kingston’s advice
“Whenever you want to know who you are, don’t ask anybody else. Just ask yourself.”
advice  NakedCity  television 
january 2014 by M.Leddy
Kurt Vonnegut, advice for students
“Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.”
advice  art  life  music  KurtVonnegut  writing 
november 2013 by M.Leddy
Probably not from Calvin Coolidge
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.”
advice 
september 2013 by M.Leddy
Advice from Sydney Smith
The cleric Sydney Smith writes to a friend with advice for overcoming “low spirits.”
advice  life 
july 2013 by M.Leddy
Wise advice
From Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
advice  life 
may 2013 by M.Leddy
“Do the work”
Advice from Professor Kingsfield.
advice  education 
march 2013 by M.Leddy
Words from Theodore Roosevelt, sort of
“Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” Quoted by Roosevelt
advice  life 
october 2012 by M.Leddy
Bill Withers on wanting to be cool
“When you’re a kid, you want to be cool, and you want to be cool with the cool people. And that doesn’t always happen. So if you can learn to value the people who value you —”
advice  life 
february 2012 by M.Leddy
Three suggestions
If you’re driving on a highway and the traffic suddenly slows or stops, and the vehicles behind you are at some distance:

1. Turn on your hazard lights.
2. Leave significant space between you and the vehicle in front of you.
3. Keep checking your rear-view mirror.
advice  life 
august 2011 by M.Leddy
Words from Steve Jobs
Good advice for life, from a 2005 commencement address.
advice  Apple  life  time 
august 2011 by M.Leddy
Happy v. right
Jonathan Kaplan: “It’s better to be happy than to be right.”
advice  happiness  life 
june 2011 by M.Leddy
Sans approval
Useful advice about seeking approval
advice  life 
october 2010 by M.Leddy
From the president, to schoolchildren
"No one’s born being good at things, you become good at things through hard work."
advice  BarackObama  childhood  children 
september 2009 by M.Leddy
Toxic postscripts
On Milton Glaser's advice and reactions to it
advice  life 
may 2009 by M.Leddy
T. MONK'S ADVICE (1960)
Aphorisms and precepts attributed to Thelonious Monk
TheloniousMonk  SteveLacy  jazz  music  advice 
december 2008 by M.Leddy
Maxims from a physicist
From David P. Stern: "Look for kindred souls. They are few and far between, and nothing is more precious."
advice  life 
july 2008 by M.Leddy
Very British
"Keep Calm and Carry On"
advice 
june 2007 by M.Leddy

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