Mon, Sep 19, 2016
I’m sure you’ve probably heard the expression, “Don’t sweat the small stuff… and it’s all small stuff.” This is actually the title of a book by Richard Carlson. He’s dead now. I used to think this was at best good advice and at worst harmless drivel. It seems reasonable: Don’t get worked up over every little thing, and most things aren’t that big of a deal. The less attention you give to things that “don’t matter”, the more bandwidth you’ll have to be happy, right?

Sun, Sep 18, 2016
“Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ‘98: Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice…now.” —Mary Schmich, Chicago Tribune. The first time I heard the above quote, I was a relatively recent high school graduate taking my gap half-decade.