Web Miscellany: Compilation #57

Hey there! How has the week been to you? Mine has been alright, though I’m looking forward to the weekend. The farmer’s market restarts for the season tomorrow, the weather is finally (almost) cool enough to start my fall garden, I’ll be gifting my friend some hand-crafted baby gifts, and I’ll be working on a garment project for myself! I’m currently torn between sewing up a green velvet holiday dress, a floral linen tank or a blackwatch plaid wool cape. Hmm… any thoughts?

Hope you have a good one! Here are a few links from around the web. Feel free to share anything interesting you’ve stumbled upon in the comments.

  1. Quote I’m pondering: “Everything you have ever dreamed of having is being held in trust for you until you are at the level in which you are ready to receive it. You have to rise. You have to become the kind of person who deserves the life you want.” — Brianna Wiest
  2. A good friend and fellow writer just announced the launch of his second book, Kotov Syndrome! Pre-order the ebook for $4 or the paperback for $17 anywhere books are sold. You won’t regret it!
  3. Miss the Presidential debate? Convinced that American politics are a joke? Tim Urban’s transcript of the first debate pokes fun at both candidates while capturing the gist of the event.
  4. Many of the world’s centenarians share one common hobby: gardening. Could you extend your life and drop your stress by taking up the pursuit, too? I’ll personally be starting up my fall garden this weekend and cannot wait to see what it produces.
  5. Our remote work future is going to suck. Sean Blanda takes off the rose-colored glasses and calls WFH like it is: “When you work remotely, mentorship is stifled because there is no learning via osmosis. You can’t model your behavior on your successful teammates because you only see them on Zoom and in Slack. Whatever process they are using to achieve their results is opaque to you. Much of the language used around remote work (and remote events) assumes that one is in the mid-to-late stages of their career. When you’re young, you don’t need “focus” or to “get things done.” You need exposure to new ideas and people. You need the serendipitous fortune of sitting in on the right meeting, attending the right happy hour, or earning the respect of the right observer. All of the above is more difficult in a remote environment.”
  6. Innocence lost: what did you do before the internet?
  7. “You might think your privacy is safe because you are a nobody – nothing special, interesting or important to see here. Don’t shortchange yourself. If you weren’t that important, businesses and governments wouldn’t be going to so much trouble to spy on you.” Privacy matters because it empowers us all.
  8. “Although ‘ethics’ is commonly equated with a set of rules or principles for right conduct, deep ethics has more to do with a simple humility toward others – an attentive openness not just toward other persons but toward the inexhaustible otherness of the manifold beings that compose this earthly world.”
  9. I, the Dog, Will Give You a Tour of My House! If you’re craving a fun, light read today.
  10. Without understanding the lingering illness that some patients COVID-19 experience, we can’t understand the pandemic. I’m personally not concerned with the acute viral infection, but rather the long-term damage, which we may not fully understand for many years.
  11. Comedy wildlife photography awards finalists. Worth a click, trust me!

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