Thu 24
“Human beings, confined as we are to one infinitesimal slice of the cosmic calendar, are overly inclined to hunt for insights in smaller and smaller sub-slivers, ascribing meaning to recent samples that might be too tiny to be statistically significant.” On sample sizes

Sun 20
“I think there’s no simple answer. People want simple answers and they don’t get them. When I first posted stories about my USO trips on my website, I got a lot of emails from young people saying, “Congratulations for helping murderers feel better,” stuff like that. The first few times I wrote anybody back I said, “I wish for you that it was that simple, but it just isn’t.” It just isn’t that simple. Go spend some time with people that are in the military, and the existence of military professionals is just a whole other category if you care to look, and it has nothing to do with George Bush or Saddam Hussein or Bin Laden or any of it. Military families, it’s a whole other thing, and also they have their own level of bullshit to them, too. Any time you are confronted with a real human being in any case, you usually go, “All right, I don’t really know what to think now.”” Louis CK

Tue 15
“Lester B. Pearson argued that you needed a robust military capability to back up the diplomatic capabilities and, ultimately, economic ones. It was never just: “We’re going to be peacekeepers, we’re going to be good guys.” He believed you needed a solid military, because in extremis you will have to use them.” The Interview with Romeo Dallaire, Macleans

Mon 14

Fri 11

Mon 7

Tue 24

Sat 21

Birdy - The A Team

Mon 16

On a search to see the horizon more often.

“I’m genuinely bothered by people doing anything but what they love. And as someone who has been guilty of this, I understand the reasons why we do other things: money, job security, health insurance and workplaces that supply free Greek yogurt. But at the same time, I don’t understand why we do anything other than what we absolutely, unequivocally care about.” You’re not alone

On dolphins saving people

  • A: Dolphins are assholes. There is plenty of evidence to support this.
  • B: So are people, but once in a while one helps another.

Mon 9
“One day Brill and I were skating, and Brill hit the boards at a bad angle and broke his leg, and he was writhing around on ice. Hans kind of came over and looked down at him, and Brill said, “Hans, I think I broke my leg.” And Hans paused and looked at him and said, “Well, that’s your own personal problem” and walked away.” Mighty Ducks Oral History,