Halloween is big money

Posted on Wed 31 October 2018 in Dispatches • Tagged with halloween, quote • 1 min read

Thus, a new American tradition was born, and it has continued to grow. Today, Americans spend an estimated $6 billion annually on Halloween, making it the country’s second largest commercial holiday after Christmas.

 Halloween 2018 - HISTORY

From the same article I also learned that 25% of all candy purchased …


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Quote: Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Posted on Sun 03 August 2014 in Dispatches • Tagged with business, culture, management, philosophy, quote, sociology • 1 min read

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry

I love this. There is some debate as to whether this is translated …


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Quote: Maciej Ceglowski on Productivity Techniques

Posted on Wed 23 July 2014 in Dispatches • Tagged with culture, productivity, quote • 1 min read

Kindly remember that if, unprompted, you tell someone about your system for getting organized, you are no better than a vegan.

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Quote: Jaron Lanier

Posted on Sat 08 June 2013 in Dispatches • Tagged with culture, quote, technology • 1 min read

If you listen first, and write later, then whatever you write will have had time to filter through your brain, and you’ll be in what you say. This is what makes you exist. If you are only a reflector of information, are you really there?

Jaron Lanier


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Quote: C.S. Lewis

Posted on Wed 22 May 2013 in Dispatches • Tagged with culture, quote • 1 min read

We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.

C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory


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Quote: Austin Grossman

Posted on Sun 28 April 2013 in Dispatches • Tagged with quote • 1 min read

The woman was simply leaving us alone with our future, the future she wouldn’t be a part of. She didn’t know how to do it or what it was, but she was trying to give it to us.

Austin Grossman, You


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Quote: Andy Ihnatko on Tech Tribalism

Posted on Thu 07 March 2013 in Dispatches • Tagged with quote, tech • 1 min read

If you give half a damn about which multi-billion-dollar corporation “wins” a totally made-up contest, then you need to drop acid and spend some time in an ashram.

Andy Ihnatko, Pros and Cons, Why I Switched from iPhone to Android

Andy Ihnatko often rubs me the wrong way, but he …


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Quote: Gene Wolfe

Posted on Tue 12 February 2013 in Dispatches • Tagged with quote • 1 min read

I have sometimes thought that the reason the trees are so quiet in summer is that they are in a sort of ecstasy; it is in the winter, when the biologists tell us they sleep, that they are most awake, because the sun is gone and they are addicts without …


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