— Matteo Ricci, who died around this date in 1610 (This Post is Either Quite Late or Somewhat Early ...)
“Books let you fight well dressed media dragons of 1960s, meet the love of your life, travel to faraway lands and laugh alongside friends, all within their pages. They’re an escape that brings you home..." We are grateful to homes of insomniac especially in Amerika and Europe as without them MEdia Dragon would remain unclicked and unread or even worse 📜📚📒📔📓📖📋📕📗📘📚
Since 2002 (spelled backward) MMII, MEdia Dragon has linked to more than 33,000 articles, quotes, cybertech, crime, tax reform, book reviews and essays...
As someone who’s struggled with insomnia all my life, I face this question on a nightly basis, whether it’s better to reach for a sleep med or tough it out without sleep. Advertising assures us that there’s little danger from sleep meds, but the scare stories of Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger suggest otherwise.
Kangaroo a.k.a. Klokan: The Kindness of Strangers | ABCtales
We reached the celebration worthy almost 555,555 ( half million) visitors during 15 years of blogging - called the labor of love - According to AI InfograPhics, key virtual widgets include almost evil 6666 entries together with 1000s of body counts of retired bloggers who started in 2002 and moved to #covfefe-full and sexier twitter.com and other channels ... The entries hit these marks on Platform created by Do No Evil Blogger aka Google ... Thank you, Spaciba, Sergey and Larry
It was inevitable that eventually one would grow tired of drinking and doodling. And when family and friends sleep like logs one has to rely on strangers ... It’s now 15 years since I published my story of escape across the Iron Curtain as ebook via Double Dragon (hard cover was born three years later Cold River : Jozef Imrich : 9781554043118 - Book Depository) —More than 25 years since I started writing about Prague's Second Spring, and more than 35 years since I started working towards it - My Surreal Vienna. But with every passing year I feel I understand more about what the book is really about—and why it’s important. I wrote the book, as its title 'Cold (War) River' suggests, to contribute to the demystifying totalitarianisms. But as the years have gone by, I’ve realized that the core of what’s in the book actually goes far beyond communism —into many areas that will be increasingly important in defining our sense of why we live, write
“If a man tells you that he writes, paints, sculpts, or sings for his own amusement, and at the same time makes his work public, then he lies: he lies if he puts his signature to his writing, painting, sculpture or song. He is intent, at the very least, on leaving some shadow of his spirit behind, something to outlive him.” [The Tragic Sense of Life in Men and Nations]
15 Lessons from 15 Years of Blogging - Anil Dash
WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A 15 YEAR OLD BLOGGER
Informal Inquiries: Bloggers: motives, methods, and madness...
We’ve made it to middle age. That we are still blogging, still producing links and still engaging new audiences is amazing.“What a rich virtual mess our chromosomes turned out to be, what a heady mix of toxic blood was running through our veins!”
"I came to this world naked and I will depart naked. When you die, you take nothing no matter how much you have..." The day Manny Pacquiao gave a man $100 to shine his Louis Vuitton shoes
As I enter my fifteenth year of blogging on MEdia Dragon (which I will celebrate simply for the fact of still being alive) I thought it would be also useful to dig some links, cartoons etc that knitted the power and knowledge of collective storytelling together with amusement snippets over coffee, wine, or spirits with family and friends ...
Little drops of water do make a mighty ocean. The key is to not take those little drops for granted and give up before the ocean actually arrives ...
“What a strange world this… Before I’ve even had time to blink they’re already calling me old, when inside I’m like an unripe fruit.”
Meaningless rituals might be good for you like blogging for MEdia dragons
“Every (blog) says to the reader: “Things are not as simple as you think.” That is the novel’s eternal truth, but it grows steadily harder to hear amid the din of easy, quick answers that come faster than the question and block it off. In the spirit of our time, it’s either Anna or Karenin who is right, and the ancient wisdom of Cervantes, telling us about the difficulty of knowing and the elusiveness of truth, seems cumbersome and useless.”
― Milan Kundera,
Is someone trying to control you? If so, make a sharp turn and think about new ways to address that behavior. You may just find yourself feeling much less anxious at work...
For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.” ― Mary Oliver
Sentimentality is far worse than death
Bring Back the Book Jacket Photo link to Book jacket photosFlip to the back of a new book. What do you see? Blurbs. Line after line of praise, proclamations, and predictions. Tucked in a small corner square is an author’s photo, a passport-size acknowledgment of the face behind the book. Often those faces are hidden inside a jacket flap.
It's not all fun and games at Full Frontal. Political comedy is "grounded in research and journalism," says host Samantha Bee. "We have a team of journalists working here, and a fact-checker. We care deeply about facts." Read the Wired interview.
"Influenced by Yoga is as Yoga does." 1967