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How to Read a Book – Book Review

How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren is THE classic text on reading thoughtfully. Is it still worth reading, even though it was last updated in 1972?

Last updated: May 15, 2017 Photo by celeste The public library is a phenomena that to this day I still can’t get over. Free knowledge, for anyone. Literally, anyone. I can’t think of an equivalent other than going to a clothing store, “checking out” an outfit, wearing the outfit and returning it in four weeks,… Read more

Photo by Zevotron On most days there is blind woman that goes to the coffee shop I frequent. Karen’s one of the sweetest and most genuine people you’ll ever meet. What’s most amazing about Karen is her complete trust in her guide dog, Comet. Comet leads her everywhere she needs to go, and allows Karen… Read more

Photo by Paul Mayne Post by Albert van Zyl. Follow him on Twitter. We often blame our jobs, families or the traffic for our stressful lives. To cope with it we visit doctors, buy self-help books and read blogs. But the truth is that a lot of us value our stress. In Elle of June… Read more

Photo by Frederic della Faille This post was written by Glen Allsop of PluginID. Whether it was starting my first business or writing reports for clients, there have been a number of times when I need to get my creative juices flowing. Even today, in a situation where I work from home and get to… Read more

Lately it seems as though I’ve only been writing about what’s on my mind (which is great), but I’d like to ask you all if there was anything that you’d like me to discuss. Are there any topics that you’d like to see here? I’m open to nearly anything, with the exception of GTD tools.… Read more

Photo by Kevin Murphy. Post by Carrie Lee As toddlers begin to have some mastery over their environment, they discover the joy of creating. From the first time they draw a crayon over a piece of paper, or stack one block on top of another, they bring their unique perspective to what they create. If… Read more

“Art is selective. What is there is essential and creates movement.” Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners Post by Victoria Mixon. Photo by Stephen Poff There was a time when most humans were simply too busy surviving to mess around with art. Those who had the time left their mark on the walls of caves for… Read more

“Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Post written by Cath Duncan. Photo by brewedfreshdaily For the creative person, fear is always nearby. But in spite of… Read more

During my morning run today I realized that my days were starting to get a little out of hand. Recently I’ve been dipping back into the old habits of unstructuring my day in order to work on whatever idea moved me each day. Photo by jef safi. However, recently I lost a big portion of… Read more

Here’s an incredible video for people struggling with the tension between being “creative” and “playing”. Tim Brown does a wonderful job explaining why “play time” is mission critical to any creative person’s workflow. Hint: We have a lot to learn from children.

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