Why do air crashes trigger such emotions? Put it down to a number of factors, some profound, others neither here nor there. Air mishaps tend to involve more of the rich and powerful since they prefer the skies to the roads.
---Ogochukwu Ikeje, No ‘bus stops’ in the skies, The Nation
A critique is like a girl who can’t dance, but says the band cannot play.
You are perfectly entitled to invent your life and to claim that it’s true.
---James Salter
10.10.13 at 10:16

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Nigerian billionaire unseats Oprah as richest black woman in the world →

Lagos-based mother-of-four, Folorunsho Alakija, 62, started her career as a secretary in a bank then studied fashion and launched a label. But her big break was oil.

10.10.13 at 10:08

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Jesus Napped. You Should Nap. →

"Jesus settled down for a nap." Luke 8:23 (NLT)

The Protestant work ethic is fine, but it should be balanced with the Protestant nap ethic. 

While on the earth, Jesus got tired. While on the earth, you will get tired.

Jesus napped. You should nap. 

I really don’t want to complicate this blog post with an argument about the Greek word for “nap,” though that probably would help you fall asleep. I do want to keep this blog post short as the longer you read it, the more nap time you are wasting. And, since people really like three-point sermons, here it goes: 

1. Lie down or sit down. 
2. Close your eyes. 
3. Sleep.

9.10.13 at 16:01

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I can’t stand near ledges. I’m not so afraid of losing my balance oe slipping. I’m afraid I’ll jump.
---Mistress, James Patterson (and David Ellis)
9.10.13 at 11:51

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They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

Philip Larkin


"It is important to maintain your equanimity. You cannot let yourself get too ‘up’ or too ‘down’ based on your circumstances."
“Too ‘down’ I understand. But why not too ‘up?’”
“Because the higher your mountains are, the deeper your valleys will seem. You should not react to the world. You should respond, but not react. A response is an action based on logic. A reaction is an emotional state. Your reaction will not change the world. Your reaction only changes you. Your response will change the world.”

*equanimity: Mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, iesp in a difficult situation.

There’s not a fixed amount of success and recognition in the world. So another person’s accomplishments don’t diminish the accomplishments available to you.
---Unknown New Yorker
I’m having a really hard time believing that if I do my part, everything else will fall into place.