Art by Amanda Domagala, on Tumblr Amanda says, “Make bad things, instead of making nothing” Something similar that’s been drummed into my head innumerable times over the years, by many mentors: “If you cannot do it well, do it badly.” :) If you love doing something, if you want to do something … do it. Does not matter how poorly or badly its done. You’re going to love it nonetheless....

April 15, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

No Love Is Wasted

via Diane Duane I’m almost 50, and here is the best thing I have learned so far: every strange thing you’ve ever been into, every failed hobby or forgotten instrument, everything you have ever learned will come back to you, will serve you when you need it. No love, however brief, is wasted. (I’d add every act of kindness,random or otherwise, to that list.)

April 13, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

My Reading Life

My Reading Life

April 7, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

The Art of Losing

Lose something every day.

April 6, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Notes to Self, How to Learn Vocabulary in Another Language

What I took away from Scott H Young’s article

April 5, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Ursula Vernon on Unrealistic Expectations and Eating Bread

If you’re ever feeling guilty about not cooking a fresh home-cooked meal, a reminder that people in cities historically either had cooks or ate at food stalls, going back to Ancient Greece. Ancient Egypt, too, although since everybody ate bread, beer, and onions, less of a thing. It’s a weird quirk of our obsession with nuclear families that everybody is expected to have time, skill, and equipment to cook daily and that if you’re a woman, particularly, you are a lesser person if you aren’t casually able to cook every day with random fresh ingredients....

March 5, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Beautiful Arunachal!

Land of the Dawn Lit Mountains

March 4, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Note to Self, Cal Newport’s Minimal Notes System

My old-style slow notetaking process. Replaced now with Elipsa Annotations, which then move along with my thoughts into Org Roam Notes. Click to see bigger Cal Newport recently did a deep dive on his podcast, on a minimalist note taking system for various areas of your life. Video’s on Youtube, if you want to watch. It’s called A Productivity System To Remember Everything You Learn. It matches, what I’ve organically been doing all these years....

March 2, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Iron Widow

Iron Widow, Highlights

March 1, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza


All my highlights and thoughts from Babel

February 29, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza