Kevin McMahon

Enthusiast

Favorites from October 2019

A collection of some of my favorite links, images, tweets and quotes from October. While these aren't a comprehensive look at or summary of October 2019, they do capture the things that I found interesting, thought provoking, and/or cool over the past month.

If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.

Vonnegut via Austin Kleon

Favorite Quotes

Teach your children well

"Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, you should teach them all the things you were never taught. Material wears out but knowledge stays." — Bruce Lee via Swiss Miss

Second order effects

"Always remember that to argue, and win, is to break down the reality of the person you are arguing against. It is painful to lose your reality, so be kind, even if you are right." — Haruki Murakami via James Clear

Favorite Links

Cut out everything that’s not surprising | Derek Sivers

Writing is Thinking: Learning to Write with Confidence

Favorites from September 2019

A collection of some of my favorite links, images, tweets and quotes from September. While these aren't a comprehensive look at or summary of September 2019, they do capture the things that I found interesting, thought provoking, and/or cool over the past month.

Napping. Snacks. Social Media. Cleaning.

by Ellis Rosen

Favorite Quotes

How (Not) To Grow Old

“The best way to overcome it [the fear of death]—so at least it seems to me—is to make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life. An individual human existence should be like a river: small at first, narrowly contained within its banks, and rushing passionately past rocks and over waterfalls. Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea, and painlessly lose their individual being. The man who, in old age, can see his life in this way, will not suffer from the fear of death, since the things he cares for will continue. And if, with the decay of vitality, weariness increases, the thought of rest will not be unwelcome. I should wish to die while still at work, knowing that others will carry on what I can no longer do and content in the thought that what was possible has been done.” — Bertrand Russell

Growing Up vs. Growing Old

"You put so damned much value on youth, it seems to me you confused growing up with growing old." — Hemingway to Fitzgerald

Favorite Links

Favorites from August 2019

A collection of some of my favorite links, images, tweets and quotes from August. While these aren't a comprehensive look at or summary of August 2019, they do capture the things that I found interesting, thought provoking, and/or cool over the past month.

It feels good to have made something.

"Mister Rogers… "

Favorite Papers

Favorite Links

Favorite Quotes

For stories to matter, they must give us a map to how the world works.

via @itsjina

Favorites from July 2019

A collection of some of my favorite links, images, tweets and quotes from July. While these aren't a comprehensive look at or summary of July 2019, they do capture the things that I found interesting, thought provoking, and/or cool over the past month.

Crayola made the leap into a cyberpunk future with the release of these internet themed crayons.

hedgerow devil on Twitter: "In 1997 Crayola made the leap into a cyberpunk future with the release of these internet themed crayons. Web Surfin' Blue is my colour.… https://t.co/P9ab9q8eSG"

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Favorite Thoughts