Interesting discussion of the day: A young woman who helped me at Best Buy today told me that one reason she works there is so she has something she can talk about with her father (tech stuff).
Yesterday one of my doctors was struggling to give me a little bit of bad news, fumbling a little over his words and giving me a very lengthy explanation. After a little while I told him listen, I’ve been unconscious seven times, I’ve had three fake heart attacks (allergic angina), and I was once told that I had a 10% chance of dying during an operation. What you’re telling me right now, it’s okay, it’s not that big of a deal. He calmed down a little after that.
“We talked because talking tells you things, like what you really are thinking about. But sometimes you can’t find what you’re feeling till all the words run out.”
~ Harry Chapin, Sequel
I haven’t had time to watch it yet, but here’s Martin Odersky’s Devoxx talk that’s titled, Plain Functional Programming.
I don’t remember the original source of this image, but I like it: “I need to find more people who will sit and talk about the universe and souls and consciousness with me for hours.”
When I saw this again today I was reminded of the time I ended up in Vail, Colorado.
On my list to listen to: A TED Radio Hour discussion, Why Does Time Exist?
Got this in an email last week, seems appropriate for today: “Marry a person you love to talk to.”