Ten Minutes of Peace

If you use an iOS device and you’ve upgraded to iOS 12, do yourself a favor and add this Shortcut, “Ten Minutes of Peace”. You’ll need to download Apple’s Shortcuts app if you haven’t already.

All it does is turn on your Do Not Disturb setting for ten minutes and then turn it back off again. But during that time – no buzzing, dinging, vibrating: bliss.

Add it to Siri and get yourself ten minutes of peace just by asking.

One time I listened to so much Wilco I showed up to all my appointments on Central Time.

Pastor: Jesus said 'I am the Bread of Life.'

Parishioner: 'Sheesh. Some people just need to be kneaded.'

Is Facebook evil? Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason — Quartz

Is Facebook evil? Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason — Quartz

Without question, Facebook enables brutal and immoral hatemongers. I can hear Facebook arguing that they cannot possibly take a stand on moral issues without becoming censors and losing objectivity. Facebook cannot make those decisions without messing up a lot of the time. I agree. Its scale is just too massive.

That’s just the thing: Facebook can’t admit it, but it’s possible that the most moral thing is for Facebook not to exist.

In a country that slew indigenous people and was built on slave labor, White Nationalism is always also White Supremacy.

Seven Books I Have Loved

I can’t say ‘favorite’ because these are basically the earliest books I loved, or the latest books I have loved.

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
  • A Field Guide to Ecology of Eastern Forests; North America by John C. Kricher and Gordon Morrison
  • How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving by David Richo
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
  • A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
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