What happens after the Supreme Court strikes down... →
You are a mashup of what you let into your life.
The Morning News Tournament of Books Final Round:... →
wilwheaton: The Sisters Brothers was my pick in the first round, and my pick to win the entire tournament. Head on over to The Morning News, if you’re interested in the results!
Nothing screams “I haven’t read them both” as loudly as someone comparing Battle...– Me (via wilwheaton)
“Happiness always looks small while you hold it...
I think, that if i touched the earth, It would...
5 All-time Great Articles →
tetw: As chosen by Jared B. Keller Jared B. Keller is an associate editor at The Atlantic, and one of the keepers of The Atlantic’s Tumblr. We asked him to choose the 5 articles he finds himself recommending over and over again, and here they are: Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond by Edward Jay Epstein (The Atlantic, 1982) - ”An unruly market may undo the work of a giant cartel and of...
“The future is already here—it’s just not evenly...
William Gibson, via WilWheaton
I have a feeling I’m falling / on rare occasions / but most of the time I...– Happy Birthday to Ferlinghetti. Still in awe of you
24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge– Jack Kerouac’s list of 30 beliefs and techniques for prose and life (via explore-blog)
When Rauschenberg met De Kooning
austinkleon: The incredible story of Robert Rauschenberg walking up to Willem de Kooning’s house with a bottle of Jack Daniels and asking him for a drawing he could erase. Not long before he died, Robert Rauschenberg told the story of the Erased De Kooning Drawing in this BBC video. He’s a good storyteller. When he finished his erasure, some folks accused him of vandalizing a de Kooning,...
Religious freedom means I get to chose whether or not to be religious and if so,...
Books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them.– from Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
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You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what...– Joseph Campbell on having a “bliss station,“ in The Power of Myth Book is in Room 331, people
KONY 2012. What the conversation should be... →
fishingboatproceeds: 1. Make a gift to a highly rated, respected, efficient charity that works in Uganda, like Save the Children. 2. Join the Kiva nerdfighters group and lend to entrepreneurs in Uganda, the DRC, and other nations affected by the LRA. 3. Remind yourself always to do…
See good in everything and in everyone. But love only a few fiercely and...– On heroes and the architecture of character. (via explore-blog)
Most artists are brought to their vocation when their own nascent gifts are...– AND THIS WOULD BE WHY I START EACH NEW SCHOOL YEAR WITH SUCH DELIGHT. EACH PAGE THEY READ WITH ME MIGHT BE THE ONE THAT SPARKS THE ARTIST IN ANY ONE OF THEM. EVERY. SINGLE. SEPTEMBER. Lewis Hyde, The Gift (this was a passage lifted for Lethem’s piece) (via explore-blog: The ecstasy of influence:...
900 years of time and space and I’ve never met...
RIP Moebius (1938-2012)
theeyestheysee: Major Fatal (1979) Title Unknown (date unknown) Starwatcher (date unknown) Venicia Celeste (date unknown) Title Unknown (date unknown), screenprint The Race (date unknown), screenprint Title Unknown (date unknown) Title Unknown (date unknown) Link: Moebius’ website
The ravages of age do come with some lighter side effects. DOWNSIDE of getting older: pill boxes filled with tiny multicolored bits of longer life, taken on a schedule that creates a sense of order in your life that is bound by the fear that if you don’t swallow the bits on the schedule, YOU WILL DIE. UPSIDE: one of the side effects of swallowing your new longer life is that...
"It is necessary to write, if the days are not to...