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Bukowski’s Letter to Martin Against 9 to 5 Jobs

August 16 marks the birthday of Charles Bukowski and I’d like to share his letter to publisher John Martin. Martin encouraged Bukowski to write full time by offering him $100 a month for life if he would quit his job and stick to writing [1]. Hello John: Thanks for the good letter. I don’t think […]

Bryan Stevenson on Injustice

Public-interest lawyer, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson talks about identity and injustice in the US judicial system. I wrote some of his words that I’ve found thought-provoking. “We have a system of justice in this country that treats you much better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re […]

Photos: Too Old for Prison? | Mother Jones

A touching story and an honest insight into one’s passion for the work. I’m not even sure how to answer when they ask whether the project is helping me, at least. When I say I’m not getting paid for this work, they think I’m crazy. But that doesn’t matter much. After all, I’m working on […]

“Ah! que l’intervalle est cruel…”

Reading Stendhal‘s The Red and The Black (French & English versions), I came across a passage that fits perfectly with almost any situation where great plans stop right there. Ah! que l’intervalle est cruel entre un grand projet conçu et son exécution! Que de vaines terreurs! que d’irrésolutions! Il s’agit de la vie. —Il s’agit […]

Getting In : The New Yorker

An interesting article about enrollment in top-schools. I recommend everyone to read it, especially if you’re preparing for those long and entwined application procedures.   Getting In : The New Yorker. by Malcolm Gladwell

Two Lists You Should Look at Every Morning – Peter Bregman – Harvard Business Review

Two Lists You Should Look at Every Morning I will give this technique a try starting from today! As I’m juggling a lot of important things lately, it happens that I become distracted down the road… facebook, checking analytics too often, reading emails to often… The article suggests two lists: The list of priorities The […]