Happy Last Day of 2016! Despite some of the joys this year brought (i.e., my marriage!), I’m not sad to see the year go. It’s been challenging in a number of ways, and I’m looking forward to moving on and making things better in 2017. I’ll explain more on Monday, when I share my personal themes for 2017. Meanwhile, here are some blog posts I enjoyed this week.
Photographer Ming Thien considers what makes people call a photograph beautiful, and why some of his recent photographs were criticized as being boring. Read On ugliness, beauty, and photography
Johanna Rothman is well known in the software development world as an expert in program management. But she’s also a very thoughtful and determined person who constantly stretches her limits, especially when it comes to a chronic health issue she lives with. She encourages us to skip resolutions this year and instead create plans to achieve our goals. Read Forget Resolutions: What’s Your Plan?
I used to be fluent in German. I could probably still make myself understood if pressed. But even now, there are concepts I can explain in German, but barely at all in English. Jess Cotton at The Book of Life looks at some wonderful German words that describe big ideas. Read Why Germans Can Say Things No One Else Can