Today I turned 57. A lot of varieties, a lot of years.
Instead of a maudlin post about how great it’s been (I thought of that) or how bad it’s been (less thought there) or remembering people, I decided to do another round of sayings that I found interesting. Previous entries here, here, here, here, and here.
Sep 14: Don’t buy the house, buy the neighborhood
Oct 14: Too many rules are legalism. Too much grace is enabling.
Nov 14: There is no substitute for genuine lack of preparation
Dec 14: The best thing about getting lost is what you find while you are there
Jan 15: Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon
Feb 15: Learning binary is as easy as 01, 10, 11
Mar 15: I’ll have a piece of cake. It’s gotta be somebody’s birthday somewhere.
Apr 15: Don’t anthropomorphize computers – they hate that
May 15: Water pressure doesn’t matter if the faucet is closed
Jun 15: Green is not a creative color
Jul 15: You can write FORTRAN in any language
Aug 15: There are two kinds of people in this world: those who can extrapolate from incomplete data
Sep 15: Anything can happen in the next half hour
Oct 15: Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty
Nov 15: I have OCD and ADD. Things have to be perfect, but only for a couple seconds.
Dec 15: One candle loses nothing by lighting another
Jan 16: If you don’t like change, you’re going to HATE irrelevance
Feb 16: If you can’t play with words, what good are they?
Mar 16: There is no failure, only learning
Apr 16: We prepare for glory by failing until we don’t
May 16: Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. The wise remove it.
Jun 16: The best of men is a man at best
Jul 16: The river is calm. There may still be crocodiles.