That Time of Year

“It’s that time of year when all of our apps send us emails about how many books we read, what music we listened to the most, or how much exercise we got.
In this online world of ours, it’s important that we quantify what we’ve done so that we can make our passions more closely resemble math homework.”
Bill Ferris (read his full post here).

Waldemar Kolmsperger dÄ Tochter Wetti bei Hausaufgabe 1880
What do you think? Is this a trap you fall into? Or do you find it actually helpful instead of anxiety-inducing?

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Poisoned Apples and Cross-Stitched Pillows

During Snow White’s story, her [Apple’s] mother had somehow survived sharing a castle with the Greatest Evil the World Has Ever Known and come out of it not only okay but Happily Ever After. What advice would her mother give?

Apple knew because Snow White had cross-stitched the words on a pillow and propped it up in the informal receiving room: When Life Is All Dark Woods And Poisoned Apples, Remember You Have Friends.

Cross stitching pillow

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