Dave Gullett

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“As simple as Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood looked and sounded, every detail in it was the product of a tremendously careful, academically-informed process.”


“That, to me, is the definition of the good life, to have something so miserable in your distant past that you can recall in moments of distress and think, “Well, at least this is not as bad as that.””

-Garrison Keillor www.garrisonkeillor.com/an-ordina…

To the racist, profane, redneck people sitting right behind my elementary school age children , I wish you had some common decency and shut the [insert all the words you’ve been using] up.

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“I cannot live without books.”

—Thomas Jefferson

The TV in this waiting room is confirming my worst fears about humanity.


Just bought a soda from a vending machine with my watch. #thefutureisnow #badlifechoices

“Burning down others’ opinions doesn’t make us right. It makes us arsonists.”

-Bob Goff

Where we find ourselves today.



“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

via Ryan Holiday

“Being poor is not having too little, it is wanting more.” - Seneca

“I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.”

-Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s The Mystery of the Blue Train

“If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.”

Romans 12:18

More than you wanted to know about our pernicious little pests.

“… stinkbugs, indoors, seem inordinately graceless and impossibly dumb. But, as we all now know, being graceless and dumb is no obstacle to being powerful and horrifying.”


Putting in a little time while the instapot does the hard work.

Plato was a famous early curmudgeon when it came to the dangers of externalizing memory. In the dialogue Plato wrote between Socrates and the aristocrat Phaedrus, Socrates tells a story about the god Theuth discovering “the use of letters.” The Egyptian king Thamus says to Theuth:

This discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners’ souls, because they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written characters and not remember of themselves.



Music for an Ohio morning.

Tonight. Day 22 of The Focus Course by @shawnblanc and a blood orange old fashioned. I’ve been a fan of any old old fashioned since @patrickrhone wrote a little letter about them for Read & Trust back in the day.

hello world.