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"Roosevelt’s Return Starts 1916 Rumors", from the Washington [DC] “Times”, 5/5/1914 [p.4]. People today often complain about how early Presidential elections begin in the media, but here we have an article from Spring 1914—over two years away from the 1916 election—speculating on the possible match-up. Of course, the Democrat and Republican tickets proposed here never came to be. William Jennings Bryan did not run on the Democrat ticket; Wilson chose to run for reelection on the popular slogan “He kept us out of war”. And Theodore Roosevelt also opted not to run again.


Whether you’re picking your own, gathering bushels from the farmers’ market or buying in bulk from the grocery store, strawberries by the bowlful are what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner this time of year (or at least they should be). But stemming and coring the delicious red berry can be tedious. In this week’s Mad Genius Tips video, F&W’s Test Kitchen fruit ninja Justin Chapple shows you how to make quick work of that annoying task—armed with nothing but a straw. Learn more quick and brilliant skills by watching all of F&W’s Mad Genius Tips videos.

As the company grows larger … you will require more time than ever before to just think: Think about what the company will look like in three to five years; think about the best way to improve an already popular product or address an unmet customer need; think about how you can widen a competitive advantage or close a competitive gap, etc.
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner emphasizes the importance of making time to strategize and the value of under-scheduling. (via fastcompany)

Had dinner with @jeffweiner thanks to @donorschoose - discussed this very subject


From Henry Miller on Writing, which also has what he calls his his Daily Program:

If groggy, type notes and allocate, as stimulus.
If in fine fettle, write.

Work on section in hand, following plan of section scrupulously. No intrusions, no diversions. Write to finish one section at a time, for good and all.

See friends. Read in cafés.
Explore unfamiliar sections — on foot if wet, on bicycle if dry.
Write, if in mood, but only on Minor program.
Paint if empty or tired.
Make Notes. Make Charts, Plans. Make corrections of MS.
Note: Allow sufficient time during daylight to make an occasional visit to museums or an occasional sketch or an occasional bike ride. Sketch in cafés and trains and streets. Cut the movies! Library for references once a week.

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