Accepting what you have been given with a grateful heart and not desiring anything else is the key to peace. —Rod Dreher
Above: Zoomsgiving (n.b. I am better at stringing words together than I am at slicing and dicing in Photoshop)
An old proverb reads, “A cheerful heart hath a continual feast."
Despite the chaos, strife, and rancor of this year, my feast is nothing short of bounteous. This is due, in part, to each and every one of you.
That’s right, you.
Your time is the most valuable thing you can spend. Words fail to convey how very appreciative I am; your choosing to devote a few precious minutes to me week in and week out means more than you know.
Thank you and, to those in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving.
If you would like to catch up on some prior editions of White Noise, below are a few of my most popular posts:
Tetris with Word and Phrase — An exploration of why we use words that mean nothing to attempt to convey everything
Standing Firm — A chronicle of my experience as a Tourettic ballboy at the U.S. Open
The Morning Commute — A fanciful recollection of my 1.5 hour commute to Regis High School
You can also visit tomwhitenoise.com for more of my scribblings.
P.S. Bitcoin is once again booming.
With the holiday season fast approaching and the forthcoming COVID-Crypto Craze, some Bitcoin banter might butt into your Zoom festivities.
If you aren’t yet familiar with the concept of Bitcoin, this (somewhat dense) essay is a great place to start (h/t to my friend, Joe Wells, for surfacing it).
Lolli is a browser extension that gives you Bitcoin when you shop online.
The premise is simple: Lolli gifts you free bitcoin when you shop at over 1,000 top, partner stores.
If you like free money, sign up here. It’s a no-brainer.
We’ll keep it light this week. Below are three laughs to go.
⚔️ A Medieval Baby Contraption
🏗️ A Truck and his Truckling
🎅 Per Alfred Pennyworth, “Some men just want to watch the world burn.”