Friday, July 8, 2016

Peter Dinklage: Commencement Address

Here's some inspiration ... especially of interest for Game of Thrones fans: Peter Dinklage '91 Addresses Bennington College's Class of 2012. The speech was featured in NPR's best commencement speeches collection.

I waited a long time out in the world
before I gave myself permission to fail.
Please don't even bother asking.
Don't bother telling the world you are ready.
Show it. Do it.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

It's Going To Be Okay: October 1947

This is an amazing ... really amazing ... story from The Oatmeal. I've excerpted just two panels here; it starts with a plane crash. There is a surprise at the end when you find out who this person is, but even without that surprise, it's a beautiful story and life lesson. Read it and see what you think; click the link to read the story at The Oatmeal site: