Ram Dass: Be Here Now – brightened PDF for e-readers

Download brightened version for e-readers (low res 600px pages, I’ll maybe generate higher res sometime later). As far as I know, it’s ok to distribute it, as a dozen other websites already do. This is a PDF of Ram Dass’ book: Be Here Now. I started reading it and loved it, since it started very,…

Don’t Play it Safe

Don’t stand idle at the side of the road don’t hold off on happiness don’t love with half a heart don’t play it safe now or ever don’t play it safe don’t fill up with calm don’t take cover from the world in a quiet corner don’t let your eyelids come down like a weighty…

On privacy, safety, openness, and growth

I propose that privacy is key to having any kind of healthy value base in society. This was inspired by What Happens Next Will Amaze You and by The following companies just betrayed billions of people. Privacy is not only a question of individuals being smart enough to not share anything too personal online. That…

About helping

suomeksi: Auttamisesta If we wish to succeed in helping someone to reach a particular goal, we must first find out where he is now, and start from there. If we cannot do this, we merely delude ourselves into believing that we can help others. Before we can help someone, we must know more than he…

Everything is new

This is how I see it here is where I stand this is who I like to be the road lies ahead The future owes me nothing the past is way behind all there is, is now everything is new

Amazed

The last night in Metz. I’ve been inviting people to see me during the last week for several occasions, and despite me trying to organize things, everybody came tonight. The surprise was great – I would have been stressed about it had I known beforehand. The party ended just minutes ago, and I feel I…

Tongue twisters in Finnish

Tongue twisters in Finnish. Couple of times I have been asked if Finnish has tongue twisters, and I have failed to remember any. Mun mummoni muni mun mammani, mun mammani muni mun = My grandma hatched my mom, my mom hatched me (song) Appilan pappilan apupapin papupata pankolla porisee ja kuohuu = Appila vicarage’s assistant…