Truth has no path. Truth is living and, therefore, changing. Awareness is without choice, without demand, without anxiety; in that state of mind, there is perception. To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. Awareness has no frontier; it is giving of your whole being, without exclusion.
Bruce Lee
Tao of Jeet Kune Do

It’s good to remember that even some of the best, most popular places on the Internet are still unknown to many. So the “Newsletters I Like” choice today is a website that I hope you’re already familiar with, but that I’m sharing in case you missed it: Brain Pickings.


Maria Popova is, in my estimation, one of the best things about the Internet. Her popular Brain Pickings website actually started as an email newsletter in 2006, which she eventually built into her popular longform chronicle of curiosities.

Curiosities?“, you ask. More like serendipit-awesome-osities: Two to three thoughtful, heartfelt, detailed, massively-hyperlinked articles per day about art, writing, science, design, history, or anything else which has crossed the transom of her interest.

Brain Pickings feels like pure oxygen on an Internet which can feel like a poorly-ventilated room, overpopulated with functional articles which lack the length and depth necessary to examine meaning. I look forward to her Sunday newsletter like I would look forward to an email from a friend who always sends me things that they know I’d like. Give yourself a weekly treat and sign up here to get it.

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I frequently worry that being productive is the surest way to lull ourselves into a trance of passivity and busyness the greatest distraction from living, as we coast through our lives day after day, showing up for our obligations but being absent from our selves, mistaking the doing for the being.
Maria Popova
'The Shortness of Life: Seneca on Busyness and The Art of Living Wide Rather Than Living Long' at Brain Pickings

With today’s mega-release of new Apple software, I think it’s a perfect occasion to share the next “Newsletters I Like” pick – MacStories Weekly.


On MacStories, my pal Federico Viticci and his team of experts consistently deliver thoughtful analysis and in-depth reviews of anything and everything related to Apple products. They now offer the MacStories Weekly newsletter every Friday. Think of it as a sort of end-of-the-week recap: Good articles you may have missed, app picks, interesting links, and “Tips from Ticci” himself.

You should sign up before this Friday’s edition as I’m guessing that this week’s issue will be one for the record books!1

  1. Yes – I’m aware that there are no record books for email newsletters, nor should there be. It’s just a figure of speech… Why do you always have to be so literal about these things, huh? []
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The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Coco Chanel
(Attributed)