serendipitous reflections

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Gratitude matters

Some people like to do things for others. They do it out of the goodness of their heart, or they see a need, or they just like doing the task. The fact that they made you look good, or lifted you up, or made life easier for you does not, by default, make them your bitch. Show some appreciation.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

The math of juggling

I have juggled for most of my life, learning how to juggle when I was eight years old. It has been a very important part of my life. I have my stock of tricks that I do. I have been working on getting better at juggling five balls, and trying to learn a few new tricks that have eluded me. 

One concept I have always struggled with is Swap Site notation -- basically breaking a juggling pattern down into numbers to denote the throws. I have read multiple articles, but it just won't click for me. So I'm posting yet another link to another article (this one with video) so that one day I may dedicate the time and brain power to making this make sense.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

10 extra years...

I don't watch a lot of TED talks, even though I see bunches of them shared online. But I took a few minutes to watch this one and really liked it, so I'm posting it here, mainly for me to come back to, but also because hopefully someone will stumble across it and enjoy it too.

Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

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