Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.– Leo Tolstoy
This music video for the piano composition “The Bright Motion” by Mark Dancigers is a love letter to New York City. It’s beautiful and breathtaking. The pianist in the video, Michael Mizarhi, is someone I had the privilege of performing in a piano quartet with for a couple years in high school. We were called The Smharb Quartet. Brahms spelled backwards. NERD ALERT!
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to...– Unknown
Thomas Mann observed that “a writer is somebody for whom writing is more...– Geoff Hart on “mental friction and the five ways that consistency matters (via explore-blog)
The successful scientist thinks like a poet but works like a bookkeeper.– Legendary Harvard sociobiologist E.O. Wilson adds to the best definitions of science. (via explore-blog)
All of science is uncertain and subject to revision. The glory of science is to...– Freeman Dyson and other thinkers, from Feynman to Asimov to Curie, define science. (via explore-blog)
Balloons in the streets of Kabul
“I’m roaming in Kabul’s old city amongst the cool shadows of the early morning. In a tiny backstreet I pass a woman carrying a sack of rice, some cooking oil, and a balloon. She is not wearing a burqa. She sees my camera and whispers to me in Dari “take my picture”. An Afghan woman has never asked me to take her photograph before. I imagine it is forbidden, Haram, but...
Some people are so poor, all they have is money.– Unknown
Valuable stories are ones that contain teachable moments.– Jonathan Harris
Invention comes in many forms and at many scales. The most radical and...– Jeff Bezos in a letter to shareholders.
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.– Albert Einstein
A chef will tell you that sharp knives are safer than dull ones, since they do...– Unknown
The act of feeling frustrated is an essential part of the creative process....– Jonah Lehrer on the importance of frustration in the creative process.