Monthly Archives: January 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin on “Spare Time,” What It Means to Be a Working Artist, and the Vital Difference Between Being Busy with Doing and Being Occupied with Living – Brain Pickings

In praise of the mundane, unquantifiable, impractical activities that feed creative work and fill life with meaning.

Source: Ursula K. Le Guin on “Spare Time,” What It Means to Be a Working Artist, and the Vital Difference Between Being Busy with Doing and Being Occupied with Living – Brain Pickings

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20 Awesome Historical Words We Need to Bring Back

Let’s bring these back

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13 Secrets of Rare Book Dealers | Mental Floss

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I’m Jaq…and I’m a book collector.

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Two sides of teaching

yin yang

There are two types of teachers in the world (two types of adults, really, but teachers works for what I want to say), those who want to participate in the education of their students, who want to help them investigate the topics at hand, to guide them along the way, and those who want to belittle their students, to make sure those students know who is in charge and take great delight when their students fail to overcome those teacher’s own unfair machinations.  Continue reading

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Bloom County in Contexts « The Hooded Utilitarian

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Pantone Color of the Year 2018 | Ultra Violet 18-3838

Can I just say, I love the idea of a “Color of the Year.” Anything “of the Year” really. The idea that someone gets to decide what gets to be lionized for the coming 12 months is awesome. And if it doesn’t work out, you get to pick a new one next year. And if you like more turbulent times, there are plenty of “of the Month” items to choose from as well.

But anyway… Happy 2018. For those of us who love purple, it’s gonna be a good year! Pantone Color of the Year 2018 | Ultra Violet 18-3838

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