Litmus, Litmus on the Wall: Alkaline Acid

If you had to come up with one question, the answer to which would determine whether or not you could be friends with a person you’ve just met, what would it be? What would the right answer be?

I have no questions

That I can rattle off.

Can you be yin to my  yang?

Ha! That’s pat.


The litmus query then is:

Will you be alkali?

—Linus Fernandes.




Walter Lippmann: Conscience

English: Portrait of journalist Walter Lippman...

English: Portrait of journalist Walter Lippmann by the photographer Pirie MacDonald, published in 1914. Image courtesy of the Walter Lippmann Papers, Yale University Manuscripts & Archives Digital Images Database, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience.”

—Walter Lippmann, journalist (1889-1974).

Walter Lippmann

Walter Lippmann (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Flash Talk: State your case

You’re about to enter a room full of strangers, where you will have exactly four minutes to tell a story that would convey who you really are. What’s your story?

I have but a few minutes,

In which to state my case.

Wow! Flash

Wow! Flash (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How shall I start?

How about—“Hi! Good morning!

I’m Linus Fernandes, 

and I really want this job.”

—Linus Fernandes.