This on the South of France from Sippican Cottage, via Execupundit … “I’m going to get up every morning and shave over a basin and then put on a suit. Sharp. I’m going to walk down a street made of little stones. There will be baskets of flowers depending from iron hooks mortared into the stuccoed […]

Olfactory assurances

A list of the most reassuring scents on earth from Cultural Offering: The first pot of coffee brewing in the morning. The woods. Books in a library The full, memory-laden list, here.

Pause & consider – the final 11

Nicholas Bate tenders the final eleven in his “Pause & Consider 101“. “94.  Out-think, out-plan, out-act your competitors. 101.  Pause and consider on a daily basis. In the park. Over tea. With someone nice.” The final few here (with links to the full list).

Pause & consider – the final 11

Nicholas Bate tenders the final eleven in his “Pause & Consider 101“. “94.  Out-think, out-plan, out-act your competitors. 101.  Pause and consider on a daily basis. In the park. Over tea. With someone nice.” The final few here (with links to the full list).

Echoes through time: be sane and wholesome in your speech

“Both in the senate and when addressing individuals, use language that is seemly but not rhetorical.  Be sane and wholesome in your speech.” Marcus Aurelius (AD120 – 180), Meditations

Pause and consider – Nicholas Bate

Nicholas is a master of lists but his latest, Pause&Consider 101, is profound. A selection: “1.  Show up. Good mood often comes later. 41.  Increase the time you invest in yourself everyday. Start today with a lunch-time walk for no reason at all. 51.  Walk on real earth. See the sea or mountains or desert […]

Hints of power – execupundit

Michael Wade’s hints of power: much to aspire to, much to observe: “1.  Carries nothing. 2.  Dresses conservatively. 3.  Is polite and prepared.” The rest of the seven, here.

Echoes through time: freed from all borrowing and lending

“Happy the man who, remote from busy life, is content, like the primitive race of mortals, to plough his ancestral lands with his own oxen, freed from all borrowing and lending.” Horace (65BC – 8BC)

Everybody needs …

a useless box: I want one.

Discreet good deeds – Execupundit

“No good deed goes unpunished.” Ignoring Clare Boothe Luce’s observation, Execupundit’s Michael Wade offers sound advice for the doing of good deeds.  Most importantly: 7.  Don’t keep score. More, here.

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