Tumblr site for Douglas Johnston, marketing professional living in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Avid Sherlockian, DIYPlanner.com founder, outdoor enthusiast, and longbow archer.

    This is the paradox of our times.
    We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers
    Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints
    We spend more, but we have less.
    We have bigger houses, but smaller families
    More conveniences, but less time.
    We have more degrees, but less sense
    More knowledge, but less judgment
    More experts, but more problems
    More medicines, but less wellness.
    We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
    We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often
    We have learnt how to make a living, but not a life.
    We have added years to life, but not life to years.
    We’ve been all the way to the moon and back
    But have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.
    We have conquered outer space, but not inner space.
    We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted our soul.
    We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice.
    We’ve higher incomes, but lower morals.
    We’ve become long on quantity but short on quality.
    These are the times of tall men, and short character;
    Steep profits, and shallow relationships.
    These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare,
    More leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.
    These are the days of two incomes, but more divorces;
    Of fancier houses, but broken homes.
    It is a time when there is much in the show window, and nothing in the stockroom.
    A time when technology can bring this letter to you,
    And a time when you can choose,
    Either to change… or just hit, delete.
    – Dalai Lama
  2.   From one of my favorite tumblogs. In advertising we use stock photography markets daily, but this blog collects the real gems.

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    From one of my favorite tumblogs. In advertising we use stock photography markets daily, but this blog collects the real gems.

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    It’s now cool to dress up, and to know about the minutiae of roped shoulders and Windsor knots. Type the words “menswear blog” into Google and marvel at the trove of pages that comes up.

    The Wall Street Journal has a piece today on the death of the necktie in corporate environments and its resurgence in non-dress-code-enforced situations, especially among younger men. They also use their Google machine to find some so-called “blogs.”


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    Wait. Am I now cool for wearing a tweed jacket and tie? Did I just fall so far down the nerd continuum bell curve that I re-emerged on the cool side?

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    If at first an idea does not sound absurd, then there is no hope for it.
    – Albert Einstein

    Unbelievable restaurant brand name fails →



    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Tim Curry & Michael McGrath


    A sensible mobile contract, for once →

    As a parent and a responsible member of society (or so goes the illusion), I love this story of a mom giving her son a smartphone… and the rules to guide him.


    Arthurian Legends: Download Arthurian texts (6th century/16th century) →


    I wanted to write down in a post all the links of the download tag but only the ones about arthurian ancient texts, the ones that are many people want when they ask about “original arthurian legends”. So you will find those arthurian texts pre-1600 that I managed to find online.

    Please, if you…

    Source: fuckyeaharthuriana


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    A "real-life" Star Trek Enterprise that almost was →

    No matter how good the pitch, no matter how much support you’ve garnered, sometimes it all comes down to one person who just doesn’t get it.