Patrick Rhone

Linking to my latest tinyletter. A lesson in mindfulness and non-duality.

Found out a long time friend has been arrested for doing a despicable and horrible thing. Absolutely heartbroken.

“The first and most important thing an individual can do is to become an individual again, decontrol himself, train himself as to what is going on and win back as much independent ground for himself as possible”

― William S. Burroughs

“We are stardust. Billion year old carbon, We are golden. Caught in the devil’s bargain. And we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.”

— Joni Mitchell - Woodstock

Just a note that it is October 27, 2017 and here in Saint Paul, MN we are recieving our first snowfall of the year.

I discuss my past 8 months or so being nonline with my friend James Shelley

Yes, I understand the irony of my posting this.

I discuss my past 8 months or so being nonline with my friend James Kelly

Yes, I understand the irony of my posting this.

“Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.”

— William Butler Yeats

Sometimes, I find the best way to read poetry or short prose is to copy it by hand into a notebook.

Thinking of adding a chapter to my Guide to Mac Consulting that covers just how much of your time is spent (and money is made from) watching progress bars and status dialogs.

Microcast question: Is there an app/service that makes it easy? For instance, as easy to record and publish a short audio file as it is a microblog post? If not, and you’re a developer, consider this a free app idea.

Unbelievably relieved to see a post from my friend Annie. News from Puerto Rico. “it’s not anarchy here; it’s community.”

Hit the pause button. I do this several times a day.

“I need someone to show me my place in all this” — Rey

Also, acurate discription of my relationship with the online world these days.

I’m pretty sure I will not be returning to Twitter — ever. I’m also increasingly sure that I want to see micro.blog succeed and that it is the path forward for people who care.

Lucky shot.

One knows they have done a good job in their child’s at-home education when she displays the ability to use ironic/sarcastic air quotes appropriately.