Quotes

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information economy overload

“What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.” – Herbert Simon, Recipient of Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics I feel like in […]

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Pope Benedict XVI

“Do not become utterly absorbed in activism! There would be so much to do that one could be working on it constantly. And that is precisely the wrong thing. Not becoming totally absorbed in activism means maintaining consideratio — discretion, deeper examination, contemplation, time for interior pondering, vision, and dealing with things, remaining with God […]

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arrogant snob

“Somebody who reads only newspapers and at best the books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely nearsighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else. And what a person thinks on his own without […]

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Shortcutting causes erosion

As I get older, I find myself becoming more and more of a minimalist. I want less stuff. I want less distractions. I want less good things in my life in order to make more room for the best things in life. I’m becoming a big fan of that kind of minimalism.  But there is […]

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Hiding

“Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle.” ~St.Ephraim The person driving the car that just cut you off. The annoying woman taking for-ever in front of you in the checkout lane. The pro-choicer standing in front of the abortion clinic. The friend who is totally oblivious to your […]

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Decisions

Goodbye. For now. I’ll be back soon though. I’m just taking the next couple of weeks off from Fallible Blogma (and almost the internet altogether) in order to reflect and be more present with family and friends during this preparation for and celebration of Christmas. I’ll be back in 2011…and with a few changes to […]

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Heads aren't suited for our hats

“One very common form of the blunder is to make modern conditions an absolute end, and then try to fit human necessities to that end, as if they were only a means. Thus people say, ‘Home life is not suited to the business life of today.’ Which is as if they said, ‘Heads are not […]

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Writing a Letter

“After a while, you learn that it’s better to write an unexpected letter than to sit around waiting for the postman to deliver one. Sooner of later, you discover that it is better to help someone plant a garden than to wait for someone to bring you flowers.” – Matthew Kelly It’s just an extension […]