Author: Margy

Best Dr. Oz Interview Ever: Jordan Peterson

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a Canadian professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of the the bestseller book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. His books, lectures and videos are designed to advance the modern understanding of creativity, competence and personality. This is a long interview, but it is an excellent introduction to the man and his ideas. Dr. Oz does an excellent job of conducting this interview. When you have something to say, silence is a lie. – Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos – Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities. Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself. Take care with yourself. Define who you are. Refine your personality. Choose your destination and articulate your Being. As the great nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche so brilliantly noted, “He whose life has a why can bear almost any how. …

Age Quotations

30 is a nice age for a woman – especially if she happens to be 40. – Author Unknown – Age doesn’t always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone. – Author Unknown – Age is not important unless you’re a cheese. – Helen Hayes – Age lets you be the person you would have been, if you hadn’t been so busy being the person you were earlier in life. – Margy – Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. – Douglas MacArthur – Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. – Jim Fiebig – Age is like the newest version of a software — it has a bunch of great new features but you lost all the cool features the original version had. – Carrie Latet – An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have: the older she gets, the more interested he is in her. – Agatha Christie, news summaries, 9 March 1954 – As a graduate of the Zsa …

Cats Quotations

A cat, our new Maine friends claimed, is always on the wrong side of the door. – Allen & Ivy Dodd – After scolding one’s cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference. – Charlotte Gray – A kitten is so flexible that she is almost double; the hind parts are equivalent to another kitten with which the forepart plays. She does not discover that her tail belongs to her until you tread on it. – Henry David Thoreau – A tortoise-shell cat having a fit in a platter of tomatoes…(description of Turner’s painting ‘The Slave Ship’) – Mark Twain – Am writing an essay on the life-history of insects and have abandoned the idea of writing on ‘How Cats Spend their time’. – W.N.P Barbellion – Anybody can herd cattle, but holding together ten thousand half-wild shorthairs – well, that’s another thing altogether. – EDS Commercial – As a kitten, this cat never slept on the outside of …

Mike Rowe – Not all Knowledge Comes from College

If you don’t know who Mike Rowe is, please  make it your ‘job’ today to find out. He is perhaps the most down to earth, profoundly intelligent, practical person in the world. Yes, in the whole world.  This is his bio: About Mike. In this video, Mike Rowe talks to Ben Shapiro about many things, including the skills gap that exists because young people are being educated for jobs that don’t exist while the jobs that are available go unfilled. (Don’t get upset because Ben inserts advertising – someone has to pay so you can watch this!) We’ve become slowly and inexorably and profoundly disconnected from a lot of very basic things that, when I grew up, I was really connected to – like where my food comes from, where my energy comes from, basic history, basic curiosity, you know? The things that fundamentally allow us to assume a level of appreciation that, in my view, is the best way to bridge those gaps. … if we don’t have appreciation… If we’re not blown away …

The Revival of Conversation – Peterson, Shapiro, Rubin

Jordan Peterson (Canadian clinical psychologist and educator) and Ben Shapiro (American Jewish conservative) join Dave Rubin (American gay libertarian) for a discussion about postmodernism, religion, free speech, and rules for life. Two of the most well-spoken advocates for freedom and responsibility take the stage on one of the best free thinking forums today. The individual versus the state, religion, gender politics, and the art of the conversation. – The Libertarian Catholic – In an era of goldfish-level attention spans, Rubin hosts a talk show featuring two or three people, seated in chairs, who discuss politics or society or religion for about an hour, often longer. It’s his solution to a societal trend he considers harmful to free speech. Rubin, Shapiro and Peterson: If these three men were NFL players, their rookie cards would be worth a fortune. They aren’t quite household names, but you get the sense they will be, and anyone who’s attuned to the new media landscape knows how consequential they are. – Kevin Ryan –

Truth, Knowledge and Learning Quotations

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. – Mark Twain – As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we don’t know. – Donald Rumsfeld, while serving as George W. Bush’s Secretary of Defense – Get your facts first, then you can distort them as much as you please. – Mark Twain – I can explain it to you, but I can’t understand it for you. – Author Unknown – If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain – I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. – Robert McCloskey – I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a …

Meals, Cooking and Eating Quotations

A good cook needs storage, a bad cook needs a dog. – IKEA sign in a store – And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven’t yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food? – Bill Bryson – Anyone eating an entire can of albacore white tuna packed in water for a snack must be prepared to work out financial arrangements. – Erma Bombeck – Anyone who eats three meals a day should understand why cookbooks outsell sex books three to one. – L.M. Boyd – A person who observes the rules of proper nutrition is a person who should never be placed in charge of a barbecue. – Dave Barry – Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what’s for lunch. – Orson Welles – Ask your child what he wants …

WordPress Reader is Acting Strangely

Do you follow my blog in the WordPress Reader? If you do, then you might be wondering why I am reposting old stuff. The short answer is, I’m not. The WordPress Reader is doing it for me – a totally unsolicitated behaviour. The Reader is also not advertising most of my new posts. Catch 22 – right! If I try to tell WordPress Readers about this issue in a new post, will the Reader publish the new post? Or will the Reader pick another old post like this one – How to Replace iTunes with CopyTrans Manager, which was first published in 2009. It appeared in the WordPress Reader a day ago. This has been going on for a few months now, but I wasn’t paying attention (Christmas, New Years, travel to AZ, etc). Then I contacted a few of my regular readers. Thanks go to to Al and Faye for confirming my suspicions that the WordPress Reader had developed a mind of its own! I alerted the WordPress Happiness Engineers who say that the …

Facebook Is Not Your Friend Quotations

And then alcohol said ‘Put that on Facebook, it’s hilarious.” But alcohol was wrong. So very wrong. – Author Unknown – All I know is that I carried you for nine months. I fed you, I clothed you, I paid for your college education. Friending me on Facebook seems like a small thing to ask in return. – Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home – Dear Facebook: Adding an ‘Unfriend until Election Day” option would save me a lot of time. – someecards – Facebook is kind of like prison. You spend all day staring at walls and getting poked by people you don’t know. – Authors Unknown – Facebook is like a fridge. Even though you know nothing new is going on, you still go and aimlessly check every 10 minutes. – Author Unknown – Facebook is not your friend, it is a surveillance engine. – Richard Stallman – Facebook is the perfect platform for constructive political discourse… said no one, ever. – Megan Bailey – Facebook should have a limit on how many times …

Details Quotations

I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does. – Jorge Luis Borges – My boyfriend, like a lot of men, takes great pride in his car. Honey, his car is detailed, waxed, and vacuumed weekly. On the other hand, my car looks like a really big purse. – Diane Nichols – Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat. – Jean-Paul Sartre – Our life is frittered away by detail…. Simplify, simplify. – Henry David Thoreau – Someone asked someone who was about my age: “How are you?” The answer was, “Fine. If you don’t ask for details.” – Katharine Hepburn – The English light is so very subtle, so very soft and misty, that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail. – Stephen Gardiner – The essence of success is that it is never necessary to think of a new idea oneself. It is …