My haiku

Fly – A Haiku

by Jay Parkhe

Day hearty siesta
A hessian, silly fly hoots
at the old ointment

seth godin’s newsletter = Professional wrestling

Professional wrestling

It’s a theater of status.

Professional wrestling isn’t about wrestling, of course. It’s about who’s up and who’s down. The stated rules are there to be broken by some of the participants, and it’s not professional in any useful sense related to the sport of wrestling.

And the metaphor is powerful in many areas of life.

But we can’t understand the metaphor without understanding the forms of status that are on offer.

There is the status of affiliation. This is about belonging, about knowing and living with the rules. It’s about weaving together the culture and this affiliation leads to a form of popularity.

And then there is the status of dominance. This is about winning at any cost, cheating and subjugating. It’s about unraveling the culture in service of just one aim–victory over the others.

Professional wrestling creates tension between the two forms of status. We know that we all benefit from affiliation, but often are swayed by the avenging dominator if we see ourselves in them.

The theater of status happens in our daily lives. It’s who sits where at the meeting, or who gets to announce that the Zoom session is over. It’s the insurgent and that the status quo. It’s the dramatic back and forth between someone who seeks power and someone who is tired of being told what to do.

The successful affiliator doesn’t seek to out-dominate the dominator. Instead, affiliators weave together enough persistent community pressure to get things back on track. And sooner or later, people realize that the triumph of the dominator, while it can be painful, is short-lived.

seasoned nuts quotable


“Children are one third of our population and all of our future.”

Select Panel for Promotion of Child Health 1981

If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.

Marian Wright Edelman

A person’s a person, no matter how small.

Dr. Seuss

wisdom quotes

True wisdom starts with asking the right questions.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. (Francis Bacon)
It’s not how many years you’ve lived in your life, but how much life you’ve lived in your years.
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. (Abraham Lincoln)

Practice Does Not Necessarily Make Perfect When It Comes to Creativity | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is National Good Neighbor Day? Being good neighbors is an important part of what makes this country so great. Today, recognize and appreciate your good neighbor and, hopefully, one of those good neighbors is you!


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.”

— Allen Klein

Nice shloka, meaning found on Twitter today. Inspiring.

यौवनं धनसंपत्ति प्रभुत्वमविवेकिता ।

एकैकमप्यनर्थाय किमु यत्र चतुष्टयम् ॥

तारुण्य, धनसंपत्ती, सत्ता, अविवेकीपणा/अविचारीपणा यातील एकेक गोष्ट अनर्थाला कारणीभुत ठरते,

जिथे चारही एकत्र असतील तेव्हा तर

18. World Heart Day – 29September

18. World Heart Day  29September

World Heart Day

This day is celebrated to increase awareness about cardiovascular disease and reduce the global disease burden.

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: X Signs that let you know if you’re suffering from heart disease
  • Infographic idea: X Foods that can keep your heart healthy
  • Video idea: Exercises that can improve your heart health.
  • Podcast idea: Is ghee a healthy alternative to vegetable oils?

Brand campaign that worked:

This ad from Apollo Hospitals asks everyone to take a vow to eat healthy and stay active to protect their heart.

17. International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste – 29September

17. International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste – 29September

Food Wastage Awareness

This day recognizes the fundamental role that sustainable food production plays in promoting food security and nutrition.

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: X Recipes that you can make with leftovers
  • Infographic idea: X Foods that can last the longest
  • Video idea: How can restaurants help combat global hunger?
  • Podcast idea: How to encourage children to eat foods they don’t like

Brand campaign that worked:

This video from Scroll India shows the cost of food wastage in India and explains how to combat it.