Recommended reading

It’s my wedding day! Margaret and I are sharing our day only with our closest family. This weekend is going to be quite busy, so I’m not sure I’ll have something to share from the day here on Monday, but I’ll try.

Meanwhile, please enjoy these blog posts that I liked best this week.

That jerk you work with who behaves unreasonably? Seth Godin thinks that within the framework of his or her inner narrative, s/he behaves eminently reasonably. He asks us to look at our inner narrative to see where we might come off as unreasonable to others. Read No one is unreasonable

Ben Lundsten, writing for Medium, considers that ethics of Photoshop — and shows you how even iconic film images were manipulated in the darkroom and so aren’t as originally shot. Read That’s Photoshopped! Manipulation vs. Craft

Seth Godin was on fire this week, earning a repeat appearance here. He answers the question, “where did all the good jobs go?” If you want those good jobs to come back, you’re not going to like his answer. Read The computer, the network, and the economy

When someone breaks your trust, your response needs to facilitate their growth and change — by letting them handle their own redemption completely on their own. Jennifer Bowman writes a cogent and compelling argument why. Read Empathy, redemption, and the kindness of letting someone go

Don’t worry about what others might find interesting — take photos of what you find interesting. That’s the advice of Eric Kim, who keeps writing posts I wish I’d written. Read Photograph Anything You Want


9 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Dick Davis Avatar

    Best wishes to you and Margaret today and always. We will survive a few days without Down the Road.

  2. Bob Dungan Avatar
    Bob Dungan

    Congrats on your wedding. I wish your both much happiness!!! β˜ΊπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒ

    Eric Kim’s article is right on. I have been taking photos of what I want for years. People have told me I could sell them. For me that would take the fun away and make it work. Because, I would have to worry about what others think. I never worry about how many favs I get or how many followers I have because it is irrelevant.

    No need to respond enjoy your day.


  3. lmstevens0724 Avatar

    Well, congrats Jim and to your lucky lady. Enjoying your posts and links. All the best!!

    1. lmstevens0724 Avatar

      ps….you got a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

  4. vanilla Avatar

    May the Lord bless your union and give you long and happy lives together!

  5. hmunro Avatar

    Congratulations to you and Margaret! (And thank you, as always, for the wonderful thought-fodder.)

  6. Jim Grey Avatar

    I’ll not be on the blog the rest of the day for obvious reasons, so I’ll just say a blanket, “Thanks, everybody!” now!

  7. sdaven5191 Avatar

    You won’t see this until well after you and Margaret have had a chance to enjoy the most important day of your life together, so, I will just say I wish you all the best that there is to have, that your joys be endless, your truths be plentiful, and your bumps in the road be few and far between.
    I hope you and your lovely bride have at least half as much fun, and only a hundredth as many trials as my husband and I have seen (we seemed to have more than our share at times,) loved through and lived through in what’s going to be 40 years as of the 28th of this month! In all that time, I think I can boil it down to the following bit of wisdom — Trials are like fertilizer – they can really stink while you’re stuck neck-deep in them, but the end result is that they can make your relationship with each other grow more beautiful, and stronger together than you ever would have alone and without them! So, don’t use up too much of your energies trying to avoid all of them (you cant, you know) but put those energies into helping each other as much as you can to get the best possible results you can get from them! β™₯ (And a little “weedkiller,” judiciously applied from time to time in the right places, never hurts either! πŸ˜‰)
    I hope you two had a joyous and fun-filled beginning to a long and happy life together! πŸ’’ πŸ’

  8. The Trailhead Avatar

    Congratulations! I see you’ve already checked out for the day, so I hope it was lovely. And thanks for the link; I’m always pleased to appear in this space. :)

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