Two articles I’ll use

Yeah, snow days and late arrivals mean you get to read more.

One, Alex Mulachy’s thoughtful opening to Grid this month brought me to this William James quote:

“We must reflect that, when we reach the end of our days, our life experience will equal what we have paid attention to, whether by choice or default.”

I’m going to do our circle around this quote today. For me, it’s helpful to think about when I’m choosing to do something — sit down and write a blog entry — and when I’m lost down internet rabbit holes.

Two, this article from Sunday’s New York Times on youth activism is powerful for all activists and is full of helpful advice. Distilling it to this quote:

Trust your instincts, study your history and don’t read the comments

is spot on. Irony: the on-line comments from this article.

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