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How To Play The Long Game with Your Life

Everything about the society we live in is targeted toward instant gratification.

We have instant meals, instant money and instant messaging. We have get-rich quick schemes and lose-weight fast programs. 1,447 more words

Mangerie, Istanbul

The last week in August, and I’m back in Turkey with friends. We had a quick, one-day stop-over in Istanbul… Ali had meetings, so Michelle and I decided to spend the day having a long lunch at Mangerie in Bebek, overlooking the Bosphoros. 165 more words

Instant Gratification

Hurry Up and Wait

If one looks at the average American lifestyle in 2015 the preference for instant gratification is readily apparent. I came across two examples this week: 1) Breakfast cereal sales are declining because apparently… 314 more words

Caypay Valley

The big movie night in

A triple header – Original film night.

  1. Vanishing Point
  2. Duel
  3. Two Lane Blacktop

For no reason other than I have memories of enjoying these films from al on time ago I decided to sit and have a marathon effort. 227 more words


15 of August, Saint Michel, 2015

Another 15th of August, another family reunion… This year, the weather was pretty cold, and it looked like it was about to rain, so we had our aperitif outside, but then headed inside for lunch itself. 154 more words

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Instant Gratification: "Timbuktu" and four other good films on Amazon Prime and Netflix

Pick of the week: “Timbuktu (Amazon Prime) — My full review is here. A small town in Mali chafes under the ironclad rule of fundamentalist Muslims in this Oscar-nominated drama which makes both oppressors and oppressed into three-dimensional human beings. 183 more words

Instant Gratification