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Friday, September 11, 2015

TLDR or LBRA!

I realize that I’m not a great blogger. My posts are longer than the line at the new Disneyland attraction in July. I promise to keep today’s short. It is about the TLDR (too long, didn’t read) phenomenon. which means I'm writing for those of you who can’t read through the entire ingredient list on a box of cereal. Clearly, we have entered the age of the image.


Images are cool to be sure. Who could forget the dog who sings while playing the piano? But really, whoever solved a major world problem with a poster? I’m not saying you can't do it, but you’d need to be one hell of a writer to get enough detail for a master plan in one sentence.


Even if you don’t read books, read articles. Read them right to the end even if every fiber of your being is telling you to move on. It is only through knowledge acquisition that we grow, and it is only through growth that we fulfill our true potential. As an Army recruiter once said, “be all you can be.” Read on, my friends -- read on!. Our battle cry should be: LBRA (long, but read anyway)! Coincidentally “libra” in Albanian means “books.” Go figure.

Oh, and while you’re at it, subscribe to my blog. I promise to give you lots of LBRA fodder for practice.
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