Orison misspeaks this proverb, but it works: Trust in the Lord with all your...– Don’t trust your standards. They’re too low. « 22 Words
West Wing writer, Aaron Sorkin, agrees to make a... →
Bringing fortune cookies to China →
I think giving yourself permission to “just be,” to receive without...– Ever Notice?
These chords are old but we shake hands– Josh Ritter - Good Man
“Tell Me Why” (Neil Young cover; live at the Hollywood Bowl) | Pitchfork
Helvetica is on tonight →
This SMH article is the worst thing you'll read... →
Friends Don’t Let Friends Use IE6 →
“If IE6 was a hair style it would be the mullet.” Gold!
Concept Art: Texas House Sucked Into Wormhole →
Scratch Fury, Destroyer of Worlds →
Before Christopher Robin started school, he loved to help his father write his...– The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor
that picture disturbs me greatly. it’s like the woolen brainsucker has finished going om nom nom on everything inside the head and is turning to other forms of sustenance.
Maya Angelou on understanding character - Boing... →
“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights”
Attention & Ambiguity: The Non-Paradox of Creative... →
Another wonderful summary. Merlin often manages to write about creativity and productive with such a head-nod-inducing resonance that it can seem simple, even obvious. But it’s actually the care and focus in the writing that makes it do that time and again.
eeeeeeee! BoardGameGeek has a new game in the #1 ranking spot! WITH CARDS! (Okay, it was exciting for me … Did you see it had CARDS?)
Cosmic Realism →
Back to the Grind in WoW — and Loving Every... →
The record reviews and the restaurant reviews in my newspaper cover the same...– Interview with David Berman of the Silver Jews, via Pitchfork
McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Selections From... →
An excerpt: Dark Chocolate Fudge Dark! All-encompassing, eternal darkness! Human eyes cannot penetrate the stygian blackness of this unholy confection!
…I’d developed a few mantras about writing. Never have a blank page...– Kate Grenville, Searching for the Secret River, Text Publishing 2006, p145
Soon I Will Be Invincible →
I’ve barely started but I already love this book too much.
Gyoza recipe →
It’s said that when Henry James received a manuscript that he didn’t...– “The Nature And Aim Of Fiction”, Flannery O’Connor
The same goes for writing, or any other creative work. You need to let yourself...– Cooking for the Creative Beast | 43 Folders
I wake up in the morning, I go to sleep at night, But a day without snacktime...– Barenaked Ladies - Snacktime
It’s that moment when your life is suddenly strange to you as someone...– Dislocation by Marge Piercy (from the Writer’s Almanac)
Sometimes I wish I had a PC. Not often, and not very sincerely. But I do remember playing Alice, being freaked out and impressed by it, and wish I could play these. I guess there’s always Boot Camp.
Break Through Writers Block →
It can be a melancholy business coming upon the dead pilot whale, the plaintive...– Land’s Edge, Tim Winton
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow →
I was kicked to read it by Kathleen’s review and I can’t remember if any book has hooked me in as quickly, and then spat me back out wanting to change the world, one hack at a time. Plus, like, it’s free.
You know what, that’s not failure. That’s the destruction that goes along with...– Lessons in Gardening and Light Bulb Making
Things that make us go 'guh'
ASIAN Dad People who don’t listen People who don’t listen because they cut you off when you talk by talking over the top of you People who don’t listen because they cut you off and then come back and ask you questions about the thing that you were going to tell them in the first place Being sick Having depression Sometimes at the same time Asking if it’s okay to...
Lost Coastlines →
New Okkervil River single - heck yes. (via Pitchfork)
DVDs Of Olympics Somehow Available On Sidewalk... →