All posts by: Hugo

I’m 41 years old, and this is the first time I’ve heard this lovely phrase. Referenced in the 1982 book Under Whose Shade, it is originally inspired by an anonymous Greek proverb that reads as follows: A society grows great...
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  Lyrics I got a letter this mornin, how do you reckon it read? It said, “Hurry, hurry, yeah, your love is dead” I got a letter this mornin, I say how do you reckon it read? You know, it...
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Lyrics I jumped in the river, what did I see? Black-eyed angels swam with me A moon full of stars and astral cars And all the figures I used to see All my lovers were there with me All my...
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I had what I like therapists like to refer to as a “negative interaction” this morning. In other words, something really pissed me off! It was basically a verbal exchange with someone who I know extremely well and it was...
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If there’s one thing that life has taught me it is that practicing is not only the key to expertise, but in many ways, it is the key to happiness and fulfilment. Unfortunately, I find that: a) Far too many...
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Songs that reach their peak on a subway Pyramid Song Electro-magnetism So many rooms Non-descript doors Dark, rough looking street corners The music peering through God’s only excuse Not existing...
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While arguably a very simple mathematical concept, “order of magnitude” is an idea that appears to ellude both young children and full-grown adults. This is unfortunate, because concept can have profound ramifications on personal finance, employment outcomes, entrepreneurship and everything...
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I came across an interesting and fairly nuanced article on the future of driverless car technology. One of its underlying themes is that we all need to rethink the very definition of transportation and transportation infrastructure. It also dug a...
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