Month: October 2009

Requiem – Anna Akhmatova

No, not under the vault of another sky, not under the shelter of other wings. I was with my people then, there where my people were doomed to be. Instead of a preface: During the years of the Yezhov terror, I spent seventeen months standing outside the prison in Leningrad, waiting for news. One day …

Lessons Learned 2009-10-17

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve done this. Well, only two weeks but it feels like a lifetime ago. I almost don’t remember how….oh yes, now I remember! 1) Don’t go to Hawaii for the food By far the most disappointing aspect of Hawaii was the food. To put it shortly, it was …

Ode on a Grecian Urn – John Keats

2nd and 5th verses sum up life nicely: Thou still unravished bride of quietness! Thou foster-child of silence and slow time, Sylvan historian, who canst thus express A flow’ry tale more sweetly than our rhyme: What leaf-fringed legend haunts about thy shape Of deities or mortals, or of both, In Tempe or the dales of …

Lessons Learned 2009-10-4

I took a rest day today so there’s no need for a post about it. Let’s go over the week! 1) It’s never too late to start over This applies to exercise, business, and porn; in life, really. It’s never too late to start from scratch and decide you really want to change. Lasting change …

Quote of the Day 2009-10-5

“It can seldom be right to sacrifice a present benefit for a doubtful advantage in the future. It is not wise to look too far ahead; our powers of prediction are slight, our command over results infinitesimal. It is therefore the happiness of our contemporaries that is our main concern; we should be very chary …