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Simon Ricketts — Banging out
"What I can be happy about - what I can hope is – at some near time in some near place, even if it is inside your minds, some of you will have a little 'banging out’ ceremony for me. I’d like that. I’d really like that.

If you do, then make it loud. Keep the noise up. Just for a little bit."
life  death 
21 days ago by markx2
Whenever my friend Claire visits me at Temple, we always go out for crêpes. They’re delicious, they’re not heavy, and they’re great with a latte. They might be the perfect food. While in...
august 2014 by markx2
Everyone I know is brokenhearted.
All the genuinely smart, talented, funny people I know seem to be miserable these days. You feel it on Twitter more than Facebook, because Facebook is where you go to do your performance art where you pretend to be a hip, urbane person with the most awesomest friends and the best relationships and the very best lunches ever. Facebook is surface; Twitter is subtext, and judging by what I’ve seen, the subtext is aching sadness.
august 2014 by markx2
Two Male Penguins Adopt Abandoned Chick
Two male penguins, Jumbs and Kermit, have been hailed the “best penguin parents” ever to an abandoned little chick.
july 2014 by markx2
Buddhist monk reveals answer to life; reminds me of Reology.
“I have learned and am now sharing a practice of choosing my first thoughts upon awakening, resetting my emotions within 90 seconds if I upset myself and using words in a such a way that I remind myself I am creating my life. This allows me to stay focused and mostly happy, but without being manic. I do drift to sleep occasionally, I call them ‘catnaps of consciousness,’ but I am able to catch myself before I am so far gone that I get lost in my illusions of ‘not good enough’ or ‘never will’ or ‘what if.’ It’s constant effort, but very rewarding.”
may 2014 by markx2
End game: Footage of real-life deaths has become a disturbing new online commodity
Thirty years ago, television editors would have been responsible for death censorship. But, with the spread of video recording technology and the rise of user-generated video sites, the power now lies with the little man
news  life  death 
february 2014 by markx2

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