“I wonder whether a bitter enemy would be jealous if he discovered that I hated someone else.” — Nassim Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
“Her experience had taught her that people who insisted on having others recognize their outstanding qualities usually didn’t have any.” — Jack McDevitt, Chindi
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” — Isaac Asimov, Isaac Asimov’s Book of Science and Nature Questions
“There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.” — Mignon McLaughlin, The Complete Neurotic’s Notebook
“Don’t you get an empty feeling in your soul when you have a blank to-do list?” — Douglas Coupland, JPod
I have followed the pinklightsabre for a few years. A true wordsmith with a strong connection to music, I litterally like almost everything he writes. With that, I could not resist his call for 90’s nostalgia especially with the Nirvana link.
We’re winding down the pieces I’m featuring for a 90s nostalgia theme, brought on by the 25th anniversary of Nirvana’s breakthrough release Nevermind.
Today’s featured writer is Chauncy Gardiner, whose blog I’ve been following for a few years, with daily excerpts from Chauncy’s stories set in Europe, thought-provoking quotes, and images from urban art he’s captured around Paris. Enjoy his piece; the series ends this Saturday.
Threading Through Time,
by Chauncy Gardiner
My CD era started when my first marriage ended. I bought a boombox with CD player and she kept the hi-fi system with turntable.
Splitting the music collection was easy. The only overlap we had was U2. I was an early fan and my ex a more recent fan. She kept the albums and I made cassette copies that are still in a carton.
When I first moved into my new apartment the CD rack looked…
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