I think that’d be a pretty poor scientist, who couldn’t reverse his view from...– Ed Wilson Where does good come from? - The Boston Globe
The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We're All Going To... →
You used to have a limited number of reasonably practical choices presented to you, based on what bookstores carried, what your local newspaper reviewed, or what you heard on the radio, or what was taught in college by a particular English department. There was a huge amount of selection that took place above the consumer level. (And here, I don’t mean “consumer” in the crass sense of...
Icelandic bands that are not Sigur Rós →
icelandwantstobeyourfriend: Maybe you have heard about an Icelandic band called “Sigur Rós”. Here is a link for Icelandic bands that are not called Sigur Rós. Takk.
You can have a barter system, you can have advanced capitalism, you can read Ayn...– Sean Penn - the Accidental Activist
Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you...– Garrison Keillor (via)
I realized that life is just an endless series of embarrassments and I’d hate to...– Predilections - A Profile on Errol Morris
Dumps, salvage yards, rummage sales, junk shops- these are his special...– Tom Waits: Play it Like Your Hair’s on Fire A longer selection: “Children make up the best songs, anyway,” he says. “Better than grown-ups. Kids are always working on songs and throwing them away, like little origami things or paper airplanes. They don’t care if they lose it; they’ll just...
Paul Rands: A Hard Thing is Done by Figuring Out... →
We’re addicted quick fixes, top ten lists, and four-hour work weeks, but the truth is - if it wasn’t hard, everyone would be doing it and a hard thing is never done by reading a list or a book or an article about doing it. A hard thing is done by figuring out how to start. It’s nice to see someone write honestly about the process. I wrote 5 paragraphs of an essay 4 weeks ago and...