The first month of the new year has been super busy, inspiring, and goal-oriented focused. Evidence by all the books I’ve devoured, relaxing too. Here’s an image. I will do a little review on City, which a perfect follow-up to Debt, The First 5,000 Years I’ve been carrying around Technology in my purse for the last month, because I hate to be anywhere where I have to wait and not have something to read, grrr! It is in chronological order and just super cool. Seth Godin is coming to Dallas next month; of course i have a ticket. I love all the quotes in his V is for Vulnerable; and the other awesome inspiring book, Steal Like an Artist. Madeleine Albright … Read More
The creative process has no process or outline to follow. We never know when, where, or how an idea will come. Even when deliberately seeking inspiration, often what we come up with can feel inauthentic because it was ‘construed’ and not ‘out of nowhere’ like where we presume brilliant things come from. In the book Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, a famous writer and professor, she discusses both procrastinating and disciplining oneself to write (or create, or design, or draw, or study…whatever your ‘thing’ is) I thought this diddy was funny: “So after I’ve completely exhausted myself thinking about the people I most resent in the world, and my more arresting financial problems, and, of course, the orthodontia, I remember to … Read More
The future of libraries, run by robots! Seems so efficient. What to do with the old ones: Crystallized books. These are all so beautiful.
(this will be a consistent theme on my new site coming in February!!) Time permitting over your weekend, get lost in the internet. These are highlights I came across over the past week. I did not know this existed. The most F’d up thing ever: human leather. It’s legal. And a UK company which specializes in products made from such. The fact they’re sold out after December orders is super icky. Oh my jeezus! Whether a blogger or running a big corporate biz, this podcast is worth your time. (28 minutes) Engage Your Audience, and keep them so… Tales From the Night. Great stories via 10 New Yorkers whom recall their most memorable ‘from dusk to dawn’ experiences, while others … Read More
Just recently saw my doctor for a follow-up and a referral to a specialist. All is fairly ideal and/or needing minor tweaks to optimal. Health is one of those things we kinda take for granted till some thing gnaws at us as acute or chronic. Then, it really does effect EVERYTHING: the day, the week, the month, the World we live in. So appreciative to have my health and limbs and sight and… I’ve known him for over 10 years and just now heard an in-depth personal history he shared. In our conversation about my book reading he casually shared how his mom had committed suicide when he was 10. His father was a never-around alcoholic womanizer so my doctor … Read More