The quirky, delightful, and supremely opinionated Helen Rosner

Okay, so I have just discovered a new inspiration. I am continuing to binge listen to the Longform Podcast, and over the course of the 20+ hours I have put in, I have discovered much. Two learnings stand out to me as someone on the outside looking into this fantastic bubble of what seems to … Continue reading The quirky, delightful, and supremely opinionated Helen Rosner

The artist and the professional

The professional tends to live according to a system. There is a method in place. When meeting people they follow the rules of the game. They follow their checklist, introducing themselves with a smile, shaking hands firmly with eye contact, trying to display a good attitude, and if they're smart, letting the other person talk … Continue reading The artist and the professional

Brain Pickings: A collection of all things smart and interesting

  Brain Pickings is the result of Maria Popova's pursuit of her own truth, the record of her becoming as a person — intellectually, creatively, spiritually — and an inquiry into what it means to live a good life. Popova is one of the most incisive literati of the 21st century. It's no wonder 1.2 … Continue reading Brain Pickings: A collection of all things smart and interesting

Liberal education: An introduction

A few months ago I received a set of books published by Encloypedia Britannica consisting of 10 volumes from 1959 called collectively The Great Ideas Program. The topics in the set run the gamut from philosophy to mathematics to imagination, literature, and theology. I'm excited to eventually explore the depths of its ideas. And I'm … Continue reading Liberal education: An introduction

Notes for young writers by Annie Dillard

I stumbled upon this piece perusing through a Goodwill. It was in the introduction of a book published by Creative Nonfiction. I decided to Google it and found it was online in several places, at least one of which may be worth exploring to you, Image. Dedicate (donate, give all) your life to something larger … Continue reading Notes for young writers by Annie Dillard