Anyone concerned with internet privacy has probably heard about the efforts in the United States to install realtime internet monitoring that would essentially allow the FBI to wiretap our internet. T…
I stumbled upon a wee surprise while I was out walking in a remote part of the Highlands at the weekend. Miles from any road, I passed this beautifully sited old hut and curiosity got the better of me:
It was very small, a bit run down with hay on the floor. Not a bothy as such but it would make a decent shelter if you were caught out in bad weather. Looking around, something on a beam caught my eye:
“Robert Plant (to audience): You don’t know how difficult it is to tune a guitar in front of thousands of screaming people.
Jimmy Page (to Plant): You don’t, either.”—Led Zeppelin, Los Angeles Forum, September 4th, 1970 (via babeimgonnaleaveu)
“Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. And by doing it, they’re proven right. Because, I think there’s something inside of you—and inside of all of us—when we see something and we think, “I think I can do it, I think I can do it. But I’m afraid to.” Bridging that gap, doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that—THAT is what life is. And I think you might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s special. And if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself. Now you know. A mystery is solved. So, I think you should just give it a try. Just inch yourself out of that back line. Step into life. Courage. Risks. Yes. Go. Now.”—Amy Poehler (x)