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Happiness is available. Please help yourself to it. Thich Nhat Hahn

Water Lillies, Balboa Park

The above quote has been an essential guidepost in my life, but I seem to forget it for long stretches.  When I recall the simplicity of that sentence, it leads me out of some pretty gripping self-pity.  So, I thought I’d share my favorite book:  Being Peace, just in case anyone else wanted a little mindfulness reminder.  Learn more about Thich Nhat Hahn here.

and here’s the paper-related part:  If you click here, “you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this paper” – page 51.  A most eloquent description of the components of a sheet of paper, and therefore, the universe.  Read it and then answer that infuriating grad school question “what is information?”.  I dare you.