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"All of the hallmarks of Murakami’s style all are present in Colorless Tsukuru, but for perhaps the first time in his work, they seem flat and uninteresting, almost overused, as if the novel is a parody of his earlier work.” On the latest by Haruki Murakami.

Can’t wait to read this. Just got it on Kindle. But I have to get through Christopher Clark’s “The Sleepwalkers” first.

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"All of the hallmarks of Murakami’s style all are present in Colorless Tsukuru, but for perhaps the first time in his work, they seem flat and uninteresting, almost overused, as if the novel is a parody of his earlier work.” On the latest by Haruki Murakami.

Can’t wait to read this. Just got it on Kindle. But I have to get through Christopher Clark’s “The Sleepwalkers” first.

What Dreams May Come was shot largely on Fuji Velvia film and is one of few films to have been filmed in this manner. The Fuji Velvia film is known among landscape photographers for its vivid color reproduction. Filming locations include places in Marin County, Alameda County, and Glacier National Park.
Wikipedia, What Dreams May Come
We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And, the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
Dead Poets Society
This is a problem much bigger than Facebook. It reminded me of what can go wrong in society, and why we now often talk at each other instead of to each other.

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me.

The heart of why I’m still working in tech: to change this.  Mat’s piece is great not only for the content, but his writer’s voice is a more benign version of what goes on in my head as I scroll through stream after stream of content each day (a much more benign version)

Also - masterful SEO troll for the title of the piece. Mat’s been rolling for his last two articles.

Officials have become increasingly wary of social media platforms that allow users to circulate information and opinions that reflect poorly on the state. Prominent Internet users who could steer public opinion are seen by the ruling Communist Party as a potentially serious threat. China Daily, a state-run newspaper, said the new restrictions would help “clean up the online environment and rein in rumormongers.”