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Some while back, we realized that O'Reilly is really in the education business — very specifically, the self-education and self-improvement business. People read our books, come to our...
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I'd shy away from "self-improvement business" and narrow this to technical skill improvement. Though if you are going to grow all that way, that'd be sweet! (Not that you haven't flirted with those things, but O'Reilly is a technology medium company - don't jump the shark!!!)

A separate business entity would probably be a better fit.
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Lovely paean to the jobs of book collecting!

This is what Milton means in his sublime “Areopagitica,” as necessary now as it was in 1644, when he asserted that “books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.”
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Morning run at Lake Merritt

Five more reasons to love living in Oakland.
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And this weekend the Oakland Police had big LED signs (you know, the kind that have the trailer with the generator in them) up telling people that having BBQs and Alcohol around the lake was subject to citation...
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+Jennifer Pahlka and I share a moment of joy at the top of Warmiwanuska Pass, the highest point on the Inca Trail (just shy of 14,000 feet.) This was followed by 2500 steps down the other side, then a couple of thousand back up to the top of the next pass. But we had a blast!
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+Patrick Elliott-Brennan Yes, the walking sticks really help, both going uphill and down. They were a godsend.
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+Jennifer Pahlka has some visitors during lunch on our first day hiking the Inca Trail last week.
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That's a heck of a collection! Clever idea to display their impounded blades!
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The Master in the Art of Living

"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both."

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(Often incorrectly attributed to James Michener)

Thanks so much to Giancarlo Gonzalez, who recited this one to me by heart. I will have to add it to my repertoire!

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Painting by Jeannette Charoy at Pamil Fine Arts. Love this one. Thanks for showing it to us, Giancarlo Gonzalez!
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"You can add up all the yearly visitors to the city's baseball stadiums, its basketball and hockey arenas, all its performing-arts spaces, city-owned museums, gardens and zoos and you'll never get to 37 million, the number of people who used the city's underfunded, overburdened, utterly essential libraries in the last fiscal year."

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Many libraries are old, crowded and falling apart, but Mayor Bill de Blasio can fix that.
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+Auke Kok I am not actually arguing for it.  But if you're going to compare the money to stadiums, then we have to ask why so much money is spent on stadiums: because people pay lots of money to get into the stadiums.
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Zach Bogue - here I am wearing my Founder's Den t-shirt while hiking the Inca Trail!
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Utterly magnificent views on the hike up from Urubamba to Maras.
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