June Notes

There are only 168 hours in a week.

“Paradise is one’s own place, One’s own people, One’s own world, Knowing and known, Perhaps even loving and loved.”

– Octavia E. Butler

Freddish” ~ Fred Rogers way of talking to children on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Children tend to hear things literally. Fundamentally, Freddish anticipated the ways its listeners might misinterpret what was being said.

Cal·iph·ate – the rule or reign of a caliph or chief Muslim ruler. the area ruled by a caliph.

Splodge – a large blob or smear of something; a splotch mark with a large blob or smear of something.

Digital open-source intelligence investigator – finds fragments of information online: a social media post, or video or picture. Then he combines all the data to pinpoint a specific location. find any data points, or like any building that is unique, and then compare that to the satellite imagery and narrow it down further to one building.

“Go into yourself and test the deeps in which your life takes rise; at its source you will find the answer to the question whether you must create…No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke (December 4, 1875–December 29, 1926)

“You gotta be willing to fail… if you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far,” Steve Jobs and NeXT

Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.

In every career, your job is to make and tell stories, of course. You will build a body of work, but you will also build a body of affection, with the people you’ve helped who’ve helped you back. This is the era of Friends in Low Places. The ones you meet now, who will notice you, challenge you, work with you, and watch your back. Maybe they will be your strength. ~ Robert Louis Krulwich

This is your time, and it feels normal to you. But, really, there is no ‘normal.’ There’s only change, and resistance to it, and then more change.” ~ Meryl Streep

“Who decides limits? And based on what? You said you worked hard? Well, maybe you need to work a little harder. Is that really the limit of your strength? Could the you of tomorrow beat you today? Instead of giving in, move forward.” — Saitama (One Punch Man)

”You’ll laugh at your fears when you find out who you are.” — Piccolo (Dragon Ball Z)

“Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will invent walks and the world will envy the dexterity of our feet. If we can’t have ham, we will boil chitterlings; if we are given rotten peaches, we will make cobblers; if given scraps, we will make quilts; take away our drums, and we will clap our hands. We prove the human spirit will prevail. We will take what we have to make what we need. We need confidence in our knowledge of who we are.” ~ Nikki Giovanni

Impetus ~ the force or energy with which a body moves. the force that makes something happen or happen more quickly.

Securitization~the process in which certain types of assets are pooled sothat they can be repackaged into interest-bearing securities. The interest and principal payments from the assets are passed through to the purchasers of the securities.

To save money one has to cook and pack 90 percent of one’s meals, snacks and coffee.

Leadership includes the triad of mindset, mentors, and culture.

Biotransformation ~ The changes (both chemical and physical) that occur to a substance (especially a drug) by the actions of enzymes within an organism.

Symbolic Systems – the meaningful symbols that represent the world about us. Or the study of “the science of the mind.” Blending computer science, psychology, linguistics and philosophy, it examines the relationship between humans and computers.

Do things with love for yourself.

What’s an NFT? NFTs allow you to buy and sell ownership of unique digital items and keep track of who owns them using the blockchain. NFT stands for “non-fungible token,” and it can technically contain anything digital, including drawings, animated GIFs, songs, or items in video games. NFTs are operated using the same blockchain technology as cryptocurrencies and have seen their popularity rise in the last couple of years.

OpenSea is NFT Marketplace.

Always write down a quote from teaching every day. Kids are so funny.

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