Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #85

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Sculptor, Mark Ollinger, hides his pieces under overhangs all over the world. The pieces remind me of geometrical beehives. 

  2. I love french fries (as probably everyone in the world). But I never achieved the results at home that could make my local burger shop. This recipe might change that. I am definitely going to test it out this week. 

  3. Emotions are often viewed as an obstacle to making proper decisions. The goal is achieve computer-like rationality. However, the story of "Elliot" flies in the face of this common view. He lost his emotional center due to a tumor and his decision making ability disappeared. 

  4. The Redwood Curtain is the nickname of the northwestern corner of California as the difficult roads in the area cut off the region from the rest of the state. The photographer, Joris Hermans, captures the people and the place left to its own devices. 

  5. "The really good idea is always traceable back quite a long way, often to a not very good idea which sparked off another idea that was only slightly better, which somebody else misunderstood in such a way that they then said something which was really rather interesting." John Cleese
  6. The former prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, speaks to necessity of balance competitiveness and equality in society. If one side dominates the other, society will cease to prosper and progress becomes stunted. 

  7. The saying/doing gap. I am guilty more than most of saying what I am going to do and never actually doing it. But people judge you on what you do. Closing the gap changes people's perception more than any amount of marketing.