what leaders seek

Do not seek to find hope among your leaders. They are the repositories of poison. Their interest in you extends only so far as their ability to control you. For you, they seek duty and obedience, and they will ply you with the language of stirring faith. They seek followers, and woe to those who question, or voice challenge. ― Steven Erikson, Midnight Tides

favourite questions

Jim Mackenzie asks a few of my favourite questions.

What problem am I trying to solve? How does this help me get there?
This question is an old friend. A constant companion as I muddle my way through life. What am I trying to do? Do I know? Child questions spawn, dragging me closer to an imperfect answer that works for now. There is something powerful about the way asking a question reveals flaws in my understanding, or illuminates new avenues to explore. The beautiful thing is, behind each answer I find more questions.

Epiphany

If you’re the kind of person who puts the baby Jesus in the crib only on Christmas Day, then today is the right day to put the Magi in the crib…