Yesterday morning I woke up on my own accord, the sun shining into my room here in San Francisco and a smell of spring in the air. When it’s warm here, it always feels like spring to me. I checked my phone, and I saw my younger sister had called me among the smattering of social network updates that hit my phone overnight. She also texted me: “Call me ASAP”. I call her.
“So Grandpa died this morning…”
Daft Punk will be performing on this year’s GRAMMY Awards. SYK.
For further reading on this subject, I highly suggest you read this post.
Long ago, I said one of the most ridiculous lines in the history of teen comedy movies. (The line was the title of this article).
Funny enough, I’ve always been shy about it. I’ve never talked or written about it until right now. I always glossed over it, half pretending it never happened, always aiming to position myself as something more highbrow than that.
Wow. I didn’t expect to find an actor so self-aware of their mediocre film career in the mid-90′s but there it is, in full self actualized glory.
I always loved this scene. No matter how hard me or my younger brother would try, we could never exactly quote it. I must have watched this movie 100 times as a kid.
I took this one while relaxing pre-soundcheck at the Rickshaw Stop last Saturday, Nov. 30.
“Death is something inevitable.When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people&his country,he can rest in peace” #Madiba
— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela, leading emancipator of South Africa and international emblem of forbearance, is dead at 95 http://t.co/zq8YOwoUFt
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 5, 2013
Every time Melinda and I met Nelson Mandela, we left more inspired than ever. His grace and courage changed the world. This is a sad day.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) December 5, 2013
IN MEMORY OF NELSON MANDELA • 1918-2013 • HE CHANGED OUR WORLD pic.twitter.com/TV0laPcxso
— Apollo Theater (@ApolloTheater) December 5, 2013
"Everyone can rise above their circumstances & achieve success if they're dedicated to & passionate about what they do." #NelsonMandela
— ReverbNation (@ReverbNation) December 5, 2013
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela was the embodiment of discipline, courage, love and forgiveness. "There is no future without forgiveness"-@NelsonMandela
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) December 5, 2013
I’m amazed at how quickly this new girl I know seemed to understand that I would think this is the best video ever created. So good. Thx, Katie!
Last year, we set out on a mission to build a new publishing platform from scratch — a place that allowed anyone to easily share stories and ideas that mattered to them and influenced others.
One of our goals was to make it dead simple to write and present a beautiful story without having to be a designer or programmer. We also sought to help great ideas quickly find the right audience — no matter who they came from.
I may start writing a bit there to see if it’s all it’s cracked up to be.