If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or...– William James (via inquisitiveowl)
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The one where I write about an imagined future where all of the metadata is clean, all of the content is carefully edited, and nobody judges me for how often I eat nachos for dinner. (**the part about the nachos is implicit.)
The most interesting man in the world, dead at 74 →
For all its bravura, Mr. Fairfax’s seafaring almost pales beside his earlier ventures. Footloose and handsome, he was a flesh-and-blood character out of Graham Greene, with more than a dash of Hemingway and Ian Fleming shaken in. At 9, he settled a dispute with a pistol. At 13, he lit out for the Amazon jungle. At 20, he attempted suicide-by-jaguar. Afterward he was apprenticed to a pirate. To...
I think I’ve come to terms with the fact that I do not know him at all. I...– Things My Friends Say About Other People
The explanation for this effect returns us to the benefits of not being able to...– Jonah Lehrer on why being sleepy and drunk is great for creativity. Lehrer’s must-read new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works, comes out in March and is now available on pre-order. (via curiositycounts)
1. Go through your piece and flip the gender of your descriptive phrases’...– “How Not To Write About Female Musicians: A Handy Guide.” (via marathonpacks)
Rather than set the world on fire with radical contigency, I expect that ebooks...– Carl Zimmer responds to Jonathan Franzen’s rant against ebooks. (via curiositycounts)
kelsfjord: JOAN DIDION: So I abandoned the idea of being an oceanographer, but I can see myself still as an oceanographer, if I could get to that point. BLVR: Does it seem like a happier life? JD: A happier life? I don’t know. I’ve liked being a writer. BLVR: It’s a different way of going underwater. JD: It’s a way of going underwater, yes. Well, I’ve always been interested in how deep it...