“I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. What I am grateful for is the gift of intelligence, and for life, love, wonder, and laughter. You can’t say it wasn’t interesting. My lifetime’s memories are what I have brought home from the trip. I will require them for eternity no more than that little souvenir of the Eiffel Tower I brought home from Paris.”
When I find myself worrying about getting older I try and listen to Guy Clark… it’s as close to religion as I’ll ever get.
…livebooks doesn’t support retina displays and something about my images living at 500px tall felt small and dated. I had a general idea for this site and contacted a number of designers and developers and got quotes around $7k. I was about to throw in the towel and fish over the dough but instead starting playing with the CMS (I don’t know CMS coding) of a cargo collective template. This site is EXACTLY what I had envisioned and while a struggle at times I was able to build it for $0 and host the content at $60/year. I re-coded the cms with simple google searches on how to get the font I want, layout…etc,etc
The process was actually very therapeutic (and financially motivating). Please let me know if you notice and hiccups and/or are interested in changing up your own site. I’m happy to help!
The night before I left for boarding school my dad made himself a stiff drink and then played me this song. He had gone to the same school when he was 15 and knew that it was my last real night at home. It’s an odd feeling experiencing something you know you’ll remember forever and I’m happy there was a song to mark the occasion. Cheers dad.