Notes from the notebook in Captured thoughts

  • Dec. 25, 2020, 9:41 a.m.
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The most important conversation is the one I have with myself every morning. “Good morning”, I say. “What am I going to do today?”

Mr Sake said, “I knew you’d call.” And then invited me over the following morning. He’s a fortune teller.
I didn’t know what to expect but was surprised by his appearance. He’s a tall man of more that six feet six, would be my guess. His shaved head was domed and shiney, catching the light coming in from the window. But it was his beautiful African flowing robes that gave him a regal air.

I hate it when people say I’m going to butcher your name and then they do. That is passive aggressive racist behaviour. It’s much better to ask, “how do you pronounce your name?”

I don’t worry about tomorrow.
I let tomorrow worry about me.

The four f’s of good customer service are
Fucking timely response
Fucking honesty and directness
Fucking compassion
And fucking politeness

Great events turn on small hinges.
The squeaky hinge gets the grease

Give people bread and circuses and they will be happy
Sometime that means elephants and sometimes means a car full of clowns

We can be certain on one thing, we are living in the age of uncertainty

Just because you’re a failure doesn’t mean your an artist

Travelling with a dachshund, a notebook and carry on luggage with about a week’s worth of clothing if I followed the two-day rule

Like a buffalo at a boat show, I was finding it hard to blend it.

She was a back alley ‘tute with a stern face and soft, strong hands

My days are spent bouncing between the ideas of Zen and Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA. Take ten minutes says Zen, just to be. Don’t waste a minute says Ingvar, time is too precious, and then he gives us furniture to assemble.

A poll of U.S. adults found that 77 percent said this year was worse than last year, while 11 percent said that it was better than last year. That 11 percent must have had a pretty shitty 2019.


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