Non-Taxing Linkage (4_15_12)

Runners high

Good Afternoon and happy should-be-tax-day-but-it-isn’t-because-as-harry-potter-knows-there-is-no-post-on-Sundays Day!

I feel like I could hurdle mini coopers if not mac trucks today. (maybe a little runner’s high) I’m facing a crazy busy week, have a majore deadline looming and am behind for getting distracted by this shiny and that fun… but I’m in a place where none of of my tasks and to-dos feel daunting.

I’m ever so thankful for the feeling and will continue to ride the crest as long as I am able.

I hope you feel similarly strong and capable today, relishing in the joy that is life. If not, maybe a little linkage (heavy on the inspirational) is just what is needed…


More epic than David versus Goliath, Carlos versus Cancer is by far the most inspiring, kick your ass story that I have read in recent memory. Thoughts go out to this fighter with thanks for the inspiration to fuel that spark within us all.

Dr. Seuss quotes that can change your life.

To the courage to at least make the attempt, even in the face of almost certain failure… Before and After Pictures from the most difficult race you have likely never heard of — only 12 have finished.

Be who you want to be, change the things you can, and don’t regret that which you cannot change (nor oft should you). Einstein writes to a 9year old wannabe scientist who regrets being a girl.


Jeff Goins on Leadership in the age of Information Overload: “We don’t need more information. We need better information. We need compelling reasons to believe in a cause worth following. And those sharing them will be the leaders of tomorrow.”

Jacob urges us to have no more bullshit conversations and get to the real information within us all. (via @davelukas)

Timothy McSweeny has a wry, straightforward guide to becoming a better writer. Like this gem: “Think of your laptop as a machine like the one at the gym where you open and close your inner thighs in front of everyone, exposing both your insecurities and your genitals. Because that is what writing is all about.” (I’m sorry to whoever first linked this on Twitter, thank you to my unknown source)

Norm Chomsky on the value of real (search and explore) over wrote education.

Intentional Enjoyment

The picture is funny. The point of information to on-purpose obtuseness made me laugh.

Hitchcock says that happiness is a clear horizon. When I see his sly smile at the end talking about creating from that feeling, I can’t help but feel the same…


Points of Order: I’m posting linkage on Sundays for the foreseeable future. Blog Posts will continue with random thought abandon on Wednesdays. To get some Friday CBB, you should sign up for a special email brew sharing a little more of the woman behind the book. If you have a link to share or want to get linkage more real-time you can always find me @CoffeeBooksBeer. Cheers!


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