Category Archives: Daily

A fantastic find

The amazing Austin Kleon pointed me to Quotenik, which is an amazing site for quotes from creative people. I LOVE this entry, from a poet I have long admired: Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your … Continue reading

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Penguin love

This is great. And this. I agree with Robert Louis Stevenson: “The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.”

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Where I live

On a clear day, or clear-ish, the vista is simply magnificent.

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It was bad enough when it came to the subway

But this could be a whole ‘nother level of annoyance.  

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Blissful quote

Via the marvelous Austin Kleon:  You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what … Continue reading

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Today’s musings

From the friends at Sketchbook Skool, this video about the importance of color. And of painting and of doing creative things. I need all the color I can get right now. 

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In praise of Mississippi

I’ve had Mississippi writers on my mind recently, as I’m finally getting around to reading a biography of William Faulkner, who is endlessly fascinating, and in the wake of the brilliant Sing, Unburied, Sing. Mississippi has birthed some of the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the pencil

    My theme gifts for Christmas were centered around the humble pencil. I bought loads of great stuff from this fantastic shop. So I was tickled to see this cool article, with its amazing photographs, in today’s NYT.

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Getting out from under the news

No words left, no more outrage for the state of the world right now. I think I may just have to resort to asking the Lord to come back and get it all over with it. This morning, I was … Continue reading

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My TBR list

  Of all the “best of” lists I’ve read this year, I think I am most persuaded by this one. Short enough to be doable. May make my way down from the top! DISCUSS.

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