Every valuable human being must be a radical and a rebel, for what he must aim at is to make things better than they are.
~ Niels Bohr
Just finished reading The Age of the Unthinkable by Joshua Cooper Ramo, and while it was a good book, that closing quote was great, and just the type of motivation I need as I get ready to head back to Vancouver and pick up where I left off. It’s often difficult to find motivation after a great holiday, but that quote delivers.
I’m not sure who liked Saskatchewan more, me or my dog Sally. They say you can see your dog run away for days in Saskatchewan (thankfully that never happened), however in Sally’s case I’m quite sure I would only see her run for a day max given her insane speed and penchant for finding and chasing jack rabbits and other wildlife. In the field I took her to for her walks, what really amazed me is you would, say, see her run off from left to right across your field of vision, maybe 50 meters away from you. You might then swat at mosquitoes for 10 seconds, then look up to find her, and again see her running across your field of vision from left to right at the same distance. I’m sure sometimes she just ran back and forth, but with the afterburners on she might also have circled me. There’s so much deja vu from that you’d swear you were in the Matrix.
And, just because I haven’t shared anything in a while, here is a TED talk I particularly like. All about the remix. Courtesy Lawrence Lessig.