Category: further reading

Seek and ye shall find, September 2017

0 Comments September 20, 2017

I love advice columns in general, even when the columnist is terrible at his/her job. It’s fascinating, the problems that resonate so strongly inside a person that they ask a stranger for help. Anyway. Captain Awkward is one of the good ones, but one of my favorite series on the site is generated from letter […]

Herbert Swope on the formulas for success and failure

0 Comments February 18, 2016

“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.”  – Herbert Swope

Tuesdays with TED: Sir Ken Robinson, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”

0 Comments September 8, 2015

One of  the first TED talks made available online in 2006, Sir Ken Robinson’s “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” remains the most-watched talk on the website. In addition to the speaker’s excellent rhetorical techniques (which, indeed, have helped set the tone for many future TED and TEDx events), the subject matter, if anything, rings even […]

We Shall Not Cease from Exploration

0 Comments April 22, 2013

I love, love, love T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets (previously). The words, “We shall not cease from exploration” give me goosebumps every time I read them. How does one take those words to heart, to take a visceral experience and illuminate the everyday tedium with it? To just not cease from exploration? Can it be that […]

my middle west

0 Comments November 30, 2012

That’s my Middle West—not the wheat or the prairies or the lost Swede towns, but the thrilling returning trains of my youth, and the street lamps and sleigh bells in the frosty dark and the shadows of holly wreaths thrown by lighted windows on the snow. –F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby  

an old colleague on ‘i can read’

0 Comments August 1, 2011

i can read. There are some things I miss about my old job, such as the awesome schedule and some great colleagues. I miss the concise emails signed only “gs” and the trips across the street to the basement where a very cool crew of a former navy seal, an artist/fashionista, and an independent scholar/former […]

Mademoiselle September 1955 – Dress by Toni Edwards

0 Comments July 26, 2011

    Photo by George Berkentin / Conde Nast Archive myvintagevogue.

Further Reading: They Might Be Hipsters

0 Comments May 2, 2011

They Might Be Hipsters.    

Further Reading: “How To Steal Like An Artist And 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me” – Austin Kleon

0 Comments April 29, 2011

How To Steal Like An Artist And 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me – Austin Kleon. Wow. Lovely. Concise. Visual–or rather, graphic, in the good sense. Some common-sense tried-and-truisms, for sure, but he’s tried them. It’s funny, I have The Happiness Project blog in my reader, and I want to delete it every time I […]

Beautiful/Decay Cult of the Creative Arts: Dyna Moe’s Hipster Animals


Beautiful/Decay Cult of the Creative Arts: Dyna Moe’s Hipster Animals. So, so true.