Matt Marshall

October 2018

09 Oct 2018, 18:16

Dear Seneca, Marcus, etc. I have learned a lot from you. You have brought me tranquillity and joy.

But I bet you never had to deal with students who have a proper sound system

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09 Oct 2018, 09:02

Gratitude List Autumn 2018

Every three months or so I do a gratitude list in order to try and cultivate gratitude, stem my desire for novelty, and seek tranquility by training myself to want what I already have. I usually write these in a notebook, but I am of the web and thought it would be cute to publish it as a blog post that I update every day.

  • A
  • B
  • C is for Chickpeas. Delicious, nutritious, and straight from the Earth
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L is for LineageOS. You help me run a phone free from Google.
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P is for (my) Pull-up bar. Temple and teacher, it forges me anew constantly.
  • Q
  • R
  • S is for Stories. The building block of society, I adore stories of all kind.
  • T is for Tea. Like a blankie for your insides, it solves all problems.
  • U is for Unity. Together we may move mountains.
  • V
  • W is for Water Bottles. Specifically the steel ones; helping me stay hydrated without waste.
  • X
  • Y
  • Z is for Zotero. You're open source, flexible with me, and do your job well.

Last Modified: 16 Oct 2018, 06:51

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06 Oct 2018, 07:20

I usually spend the first hour of my Saturdays reading some Stoicism. The advice on dealing with insults from supposed friends always strikes me because I am so lucky to be surrounded by people who never offer backhanded compliments or genuinely mock me.

This wasn't always the case, obviously. But I enjoy the little family I've curated.

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05 Oct 2018, 10:45

Hey Twitter I'm swapping twitter passwords with @SamMFinnigan so that I break my twitch of checking social media. I may still post via POSSE but I will not be able to receive notifications. I might see y'all in a month.

02 Oct 2018, 21:53

The upstairs students are gorram psychically attuned to annoy me. I exercise on Thursday mornings for years and they party on Wednesday nights robbing me of sleep. "No problem, I'll train on Wednesday mornings". They've shifted their partying to Tuesday nights.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME

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