I’m still here, but dang it’s been nice to take a break from any and all writing. Aside from sermons.
I found out yesterday that I have strep. Boo. Glad it didn’t strike while I was finishing the manuscript, but… boo.
Let’s get to it:
Triangle Letter How-to (Mail for Free) — Improvised Life
Love this way to fold a letter so it becomes its own envelope. And it apparently bests the post office scanners.
Best Photos of 2011 — National Geographic
Some amazing stuff:
I can’t even make this image ‘real’ in my mind, yet it is.
Why Internet Commenters Will Eventually End the World — Sh*t My Dad Says
“Doesn’t it bother you that people can go on the internet and call you a talentless piece of shit, and never have to say it to your face?,” he continued.
“I don’t know. Doesn’t really bother me. I got my break writing down things you say. I think just karmically speaking I deserve to hear that on occasion,” I said.
“I’m not talking about you. I’m speaking fucking globally. If you can’t handle some pissant writing something nasty about you, then I failed as a father. What I’m trying to say is, don’t it trouble you that there’s a whole generation of people growing up that just say whatever the fuck they want, without any consequences?”
I can’t disagree.
How Doctors Die — Zocalo
This made the rounds on Facebook this week.
I cannot count the number of times fellow physicians have told me, in words that vary only slightly, “Promise me if you find me like this that you’ll kill me.” They mean it. Some medical personnel wear medallions stamped “NO CODE” to tell physicians not to perform CPR on them. I have even seen it as a tattoo.
Can’t help slipping a little Colbert fanlove into this post.
Spoken word poetry. Nice.