#AFK: Last Week’s Edition

  • Where I’m at:  Athens, Greece & Mykonos, Greece
  • What’s next: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • What I’ve been doing:
    • Greece-ing: My friend Amrita came in on Thursday night (see selfie… still as untalented as ever at the craft). Thus far, we’ve been eating (lamb, croissants, things with feta) and drinking (wine, coffee, random shots of tsipouro). Apparently Athens is hotter than Delhi in the summer (42 celsius). Who knew that was possible, but were spending the weekend in Mykonos
  • Things I’ve been reading / watching / listening to:
    • The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion: Poignant account of love and death that only could be written by Joan Didion. Like her previous work, is able to give an outside viewpoint with acute observation to a subject incredible personal, her grieving process after the death of her husband
    • “This is my attempt to make sense of the period that followed, weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I had ever had about death, about illness, about probability and luck, about good fortune and bad, about marriage and children and memory, about grief, about the ways in which people do and do not deal with the fact that life ends, about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself.”

  • Quotes I’ve been underlining: (h/t: Debbie)
    • “Caution is the path to mediocrity. Gliding, passionless mediocrity is all that most people think they can achieve.” – Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune
    • “It is difficult to live in the present, pointless to live in the future and impossible to live in the past.” – Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune
    • “The problem of leadership is inevitably: Who will play God?”- Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune
    • “Dangers lurk in all systems. Systems incorporate the unexamined beliefs of their creators. Adopt a system, accept its beliefs, and you help strengthen the resistance to change” – Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune
    • “Privilege becomes arrogance. Arrogance promotes injustice. The seeds of ruin blossom.” – Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune
  • Thoughts I’ve been thinking:
    • How long will advertising hold up as the primary monetization model online? What would happen if people decided to stop buying?
  • What I’ve been seeing:

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