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What Did The Stoics Think About Fame?. “Consider the lives led once by others, long ago, the lives to be led by others after you, the lives led even now, in foreign lands. How many people don’t even know your name. How many will soon have forgotten it. How many offer you praise now—and tomorrow, perhaps, contempt. That to be remembered is worthless. Like fame. Like everything. People who are excited by posthumous fame forget that…
Waiting Room. He didn’t like hospitals. Imposing buildings filled with humans who cared. They were surrounded by suffering; but, they didn’t know anything. The buildings were strong and tall. What did they hide inside? He got up from the sterile chair. He walked on the carpeted floors. He looked for more comfortable furniture. He wasn’t calmed by the soothing music. The waiting room felt like a furniture store trying vainly to look like a home.…
I tend to wear black a lot. I write about death a lot. I have faced death myself, and lived with it in loved ones. However, I tend to live each day joyfully and gratefully. This is not a contradiction. In fact, I try to remember, at all times, the Stoic phrase “Memento Mori”. Remember you will die, and you will live. Johnny Cash knew this. It occurs to me that I admire him more…
Facebook Privacy Basics. I can’t believe that I have to be still writing about computer security and social media. I wish I had a nickel for every post about being hacked on Facebook or other social media site. Please start using two factor authentication. Please learn about the things you can do to remain secure on Facebook. I suppose that I need to reinforce this idea. Think about the famous people you read about…
Film cameras are obsolete. Except for a few diehard purists, who shoot 35 mm film just to say they can, the detail available to a mid-range digital camera these days is more than most of us can discern anyway. At a size of around 22 mm, camera sensors are really more than the typical photographer needs for archival storage of their digital images. However, Samsung and other big corporations are into bigger than the other…