Pass the Olives

(All the subtitles I can think of are overused.)

On the problem of school library visits being limited to 3 books every 2 weeks when each book is finished in a day or two.

What I need are books that can survive me for two weeks.

Carolyn, age 8

The first follower is actually an underestimated form of leadership in itself. … The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader.

New followers emulate the followers, not the leader.

Nurture the followers because that values the movement, not the leader.

Dereck Sivers from his TED Talk, How to Start a Movement

Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving a Wider Audience

Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving a Wider Audience is a wonderful collection of letters worth reading. Inspiring, funny, confused, and courageous. Letters of Note is an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos. Scans/photos where possible. Fakes will be sneered at. Updated as often as possible; usually each weekday. Reading such wonderful missives might help inspire you to write, or absolve you of guilt because others […]

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I do not mean any disrespect to Oprah. A friend of mine once meant disrespect to Oprah, and all his window treatments turned on him.

Alexandra Petri, Compost, Washington Post, 2011

A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.

Sir Barnett Cocks (1907-1989)
Clerk of the House of Commons