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"Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time." -- Pablo Picasso "There's no pleasure in working if you don't do… Keep Reading

Eight minutes. That’s how long it will take before we discover the sun has died. Eight minutes. The explosion, or implosion, of the sun will definitively remove its light. And that absence of light will reach us eight minutes after the event. After death. So, for eight minutes, we’ll be oblivious to our own fate… Keep Reading

Leave your relationship. Put in your two weeks notice. Have a fire sale for all your stuff. Pull out your savings, or your credit card, get on a low fare site and buy a one-way ticket to your dream destination. Get on that plane. And get the fuck out. I've gone both routes and, while… Keep Reading

My heart began to race as the frost-laced fields sped by. Had I just done the one thing that would ensure my disappearance? He had said it was the right thing to do -- to get onto the empty bus, going in the wrong direction. And I had trusted him. I had stepped on board… Keep Reading

Some changes are like slow boat leaks. You don't realize anything is happening until you look up one day to realize you're drowning in unrecognizable waters. Other changes have the force of a tsunami and lack any warning. Even if you were looking for them, you wouldn't see them coming. And, really, who spends their… Keep Reading