--IN A DIFFERENT TIME, ON A DIFFERENT FLOOR, I MIGHT MOURN WHO I’M NOT ANYMORE
…It’s Wednesday and here are a few things I learned recently that you may or may not know:
Joaquin Guzman aka El Chapo, the Mexican drug lord who escaped a maximum-security prison by slipping through a mile-long tunnel had vowed to escape a year earlier, making it his second such success. His estimated net worth is over $1 billion.
There are more bicycles than people in Amsterdam.
Frenchman Ludovic Chorgnon completed his 41st triathlon in 41 days, setting a record. His 41st, like all the others, consisted of a 2.36 mile swim, 111.8 bike ride and 26.2 mile run.
To see who should be his lover, Picasso made his two lovers wrestle.
98% of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a gun store.
48% of Americans aged 35-67 say credit cards function as a survival tool, carrying an average of $7,000 worth of debt.
9 out of 10 forest fires are started by people.
…And here are a few things I like mid-week:
“It isn’t the big mistakes that get you, it’s the compounding.” Robert P. Kaye
“If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.” David Viscott
“When I’m out of blue, I use red.” Picasso
“I’m suspicious of people who don’t like dogs, but I trust a dog when it doesn’t like a person.” Bill Murray
“The two most important days in your life are when you are born and when you find out why.” Mark Twain
“In thin places, we become our essential selves.” Eric Weiner
“It's kind of fun to do the impossible.” Walt Disney