After 13 years of flying to the edge of our solar system, the American Voyager 1 space probe, reached the almost incomprehensible distance of 6.4 billion kilometres (nearly 4 billion miles) from Earth in 1990 and was turned around to take a picture of our home planet. Earth is no more than a pale blue dot, hardly to be seen against the cosmic background. Continue reading »
I’m from somewhere far away.
Apparently, I live in the most remote city with a population in excess
of one million people.
Hello from Auckland, New Zealand. Continue reading »
It’s often said that the biggest obstacles we face in life are the ones we put up for ourselves. Unnecessary worry is one of those.
How many times have you denied yourself an opportunity because of worry – maybe you felt like you weren’t ready, or that you didn’t deserve something enough? Continue reading »
Virtual interaction has become a thing of the now. The instant feedback is addicting and we almost feel like we can touch and experience life in the same way we would if we were physically together. Sometimes the virtual is a good substitute and other times, there is simply nothing that replaces the feelings and the ideas that can flow during a conversation had within a single room. However, the more time we spend in the virtual, the easier it becomes to dismiss the value of coming together in physical spaces. Continue reading »
I have a tattoo of a frog on the top of my right foot. I drew him myself. When people ask me why I always say that when I take a step, he hops.
But there’s a story behind that. Continue reading »
Hey! It’s cold right here in Brazil! brrrrrr
Well, I would like to share with you some things that I did recently and, somehow, changed my life: Continue reading »
“It takes a very long time to become young.” – Pablo Picasso
It’s kind of funny —I am an eighteen year old boy who should be basking in what’s left of my youth, but I feel like I am a middle aged man with nothing but repetition left in life.
Wake up. Go to school. Go to work. Do homework. Eat. Shower. Sleep. Repeat. Continue reading »
I’ve thought about what to write in this email ever since I signed up to the list, and to selected this early in the list is both awesome and a little frightening, because I don’t really feel ready. Nevertheless, this is my contribution, and it will hopefully be of some kind of use you!
When I got the mail about being selected, the first thing I had to do was to decide what I wanted to write about. Should I tell a story? Write about my life and ambitions? Tell about the company I am starting? Why I think my education is awesome? Or why I love developing for Android? Continue reading »
Hello. Because you are a friend I’ve just not met yet, I’m writing this so that we might be a little closer. In this email I will:
1. Tell you a little about what work’s been like for me lately.
2. Choose and present to you some rad radio. I love NPR. I am a walking pledge drive. I am not paid by National Public Radio. They don’t know who I am. So great is my love for it, though, that I’m sending the love along to all y’all. In some ways the segments I mention below are like the beginners version of radio– Radiolab and TAL are classic NPR staples–but in other ways I feel that they represent the absolute finest in radio listening pleasure.
3. Say a couple things that need to be said. Continue reading »
Hi fellow ListServians!
In 1987, I was at a civil rights march in Cumming, GA (Brotherhood March II). I was grabbed by a coordinator towards the end- I was told to flank the woman next to me who was with a child in a stroller; there were people on the ridge next to us throwing rocks and bottles and screaming obscenities. As I tried to turn my body into a shield I directly faced these people screaming the most hateful and violent words I have ever heard uttered. I thought I had understood racism and prejudice. I understood nothing. Continue reading »