If you inherently long

“If you inherently long for something, become it first. If you want gardens, become the gardener. If you want love, embody love. If you want mental stimulation, change the conversation. If you want peace, exude calmness. If you want to fill your world with artists, begin to paint. If you want to be valued, respect your own time. If you want to live ecstatically, find the ecstasy within yourself. This is how to draw it in, day by day, inch by inch.”

Victoria Erickson

All of Life is Practice

It would be many years before I began to understand that all of life is practice: writing, driving, hiking, brushing teeth, packing lunch boxes, making beds, cooking dinner, making love, walking dogs, even sleeping. We are always practicing.

August 29 News Download: Pacific Light Undersea Cable

Summary:

USA might block an undersea cable, going directly from L.A. to Hong Kong, from being built.

Passive word construction so let’s break down the details…

Whose undersea cable?

Dr. Peng Telecom and Media Group Co., which is the fourth biggest telecom operator in China, and also those key players we hear about all the time… Google and Facebook, Inc.

Together this is called the Pacific Light Network or the Pacific Light Data Communication Co.

Why would Pacific Light build this?

Demands for great data capacity.

This group wants more more more

-bandwidth in Asia

-& links to markets

in the Philippines

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in Malaysia

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in Indonesia

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and, of course, more links to markets in Mainland China.

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What do we call the opposition?

Team Telecom, made up of a panel of USA Representatives from the US Department of Homeland Security, approves or rejects applications for cable projects such as this international undersea cable project.

Why would Team Telecom reject Pacific Light’s undersea cable license application?

On the grounds of national security.

To signal a tougher stance on USA-China projects.

Growing distrust of Chinese ambitions (phrased as such by WSJ).

And what if rejection happens?

Well, data will move outside USA jurisdiction and still find its own way through other cables..

Don Draper’s Brand

“PEOPLE TELL YOU WHO THEY ARE BUT WE IGNORE IT BECAUSE WE WANT THEM TO BE WHO WE WANT THEM TO BE.”

“MAKE IT SIMPLE AND SIGNIFICANT.”

“I DON’T BELIEVE IN FATE. I CREATE MY OWN OPPORTUNITIES.”

“IF YOU DON’T LIKE WHAT’S BEING SAID, CHANGE THE CONVERSATION.”

“YOU’RE GOOD. GET BETTER. STOP ASKING FOR THINGS.”

This is from James Altucher’s article here.

Fear and Circumstance in Las Vegas

I came home to a cat, her white paws delicately dancing past the typewriter, mine.

Tucked inside the typewriter was a sheet, long dead, with the words I wrote by hand:

“Place yourself in circumstances of want, and ask yourself, “is this what I fear?”