I'm listening to the (excellent) Audible collection of Alistair Cooke: "Letter from America." Found this one quite moving: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4gwT0zqn8VjFF0W9XXdnvfQ/william-kapell-1922-1953-5-november-1953
Exciting news for readers: US copyright freeze is about to end, meaning that every year going forward new classics will enter the public domain. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/29/books/copyright-extension-literature-public-domain.html
Top 10 Books I read in 2018 Show more
I've just begun my fiftieth book of the year, The War of Art, by Steven
Pressfield. Like the last book I read, I discovered it via Derek Sivers, who
reviewed it on his site. It's been an interesting read so far, on overcoming
one's own resistance to ambitious endeavours. It's inspirational, but so far
The Power of Talk: On Different styles of communication https://hbr.org/1995/09/the-power-of-talk-who-gets-heard-and-why #heyfeedfox
Enjoyed this (long) interview with Adam Curtis.
"They’re constantly playing back to you the ghosts of your own behaviour. We live in a modern ghost story. We are haunted by our past behaviour played back to us through the machines in its comparison to millions of other people’s behaviour. We are guided and nudged and shaped by that. It’s benign in a way and it’s an alternative to the old kind of politics."
"I could find it in my heart to wish that everyone who cut his coat by another man's pattern would find the result a crass failure. For originality does not lie down that road." — Dorothea Brande, Becoming a Writer, a beautiful writer herself
I wish I could write as beautifully as Elliott Smith, but I might have to settle for analysis of the military and maritime themes of Figure 8
Savannah shoulder raised a cheer
Coloring the sky with ash
Because they found some privateer
To sail across the sea of trash
Solutions to the problem of life Show more
I know. I have a tendency to write and think about relatively bleak subject
matter. So I want to change tack today and begin with something light and
frothy, a simple if-this-then-that statement. Here it is: If it is true that,
as the Buddha says, life is suffering, then having a child is one of …
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Dry November Show more
Thinking about this idea of explicitly splitting exploratory and focus phases, and whether I need to give myself a deadline to commit to a single project sometime soon https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/e2heLEnbeqTHaJqBf/when-to-focus-and-when-to-re-evaluate
Hi Friends, I've asked this before, but I'd love to hear more: What alternatives to Facebook, specifically for events, are folks using?
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