It’s Important to Know When To Change Your Walk & When to Change the Path

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“I wonder sometimes if seeing behind the curtain makes you respect me or my writing less,” I say to a friend. “You get to see what it actually looks like in practice. You get to see how I apply — or don’t — what I put out there into the wider world. How it sometimes matches exactly and other times might have to look a little different.  » Read more

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When They Tell You to Be the Change You Want to See, They Leave Out All the Awkward Parts

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“Be the change you want to see in the world,” they tell you — and attribute the quote to Gandhi. Did Gandhi actually say that? The quick answer is no, other people did later, but he said some similar things. (Incidentally, Quote Investigator is such a great resource for researching those inspirational meme quote attributions.  » Read more

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We All Have Different Ways of Surviving the Nightmares the Pandemic Brings

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We’ve both been having weird dreams while staying at home, riding out the pandemic.

In yours, you’re usually somewhere, and no one is wearing masks. Everyone’s packed in. You’re so frustrated with them and worried.

Sometimes your dreams get a little more metaphorical but no less stressful. I think you said something about one with a vampire gangster syndicate.  » Read more

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