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Werner Herzog: Develop your own voice

Via Jason Kottke: 24 pieces of life advice from Werner Herzog Paul Cronin’s book of conversations with filmmaker Werner Herzog is called Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed. On the back cover of the book, Herzog offers a

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Recently Read: Preserving Artist Mary Nohl’s Home

Via Hyperallergic: A Single Woman Is a Witch: Battling to Save the Art Environment of Mary Nohl Over a period of 50 years, the artist Mary Nohl transformed her yard as well as the interior and exterior of her cottage

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First snow of 2015

A few inches of light, fluffy snow.

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Myers-Briggs Personality Test Result

I don’t remember getting this test result in the past, but I’d have to search my Facebook timeline for the last time I took it to see. Who knows how long that test page will be around, so I’m copying

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Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art available for download

The Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler art galleries put more than 40,000 works of art online that are downloadable for non-commercial artistic purposes. With a new year, the Freer|Sackler launches a new initiative: Open F|S. We’ve digitized our entire collection and today, we’re

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Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Rulins

Song writer Woody Guthrie’s new years resolutions as written in his journal for the year 1942. #19 is my particular favorite. Transcript NEW YEAR’S RULIN’S WORK MORE AND BETTER WORK BY A SCHEDULE WASH TEETH IF ANY SHAVE TAKE BATH

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New Year’s Resolutions – 2015

My theme for 2015 will be “Simplicity.” My goal to shed clutter in all areas – streamlining, simplifying, focusing on the important and finding a state of zen. Some things I hope I can accomplish: Be more active – painting,

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2014 Year in Review

For our household, the year 2014 was overshadowed by Stephanie’s mother passing away in mid-May from cancer. She didn’t want an obituary, funeral or memorial service, but I’m unable to let go of the year without acknowledging the kind of

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Annual “Best of” Lists for 2014

A small selection of “best of” lists from 2014. The Man Booker Prize – 2014 Finalists — awarded to The Narrow Road to the Deep North: A novel by Richard Flanagan Pulitzer Prize – The 2014 Winners Fiction Finalists —

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NaNoWriMo 2014 Winner

This is my fourth consecutive win. It sort of feels a little less-satisfying that the others. For one thing, I’m writing something that’s intensely personal, so I kind of felt pretty drained by it. Also, there was a lot of

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The Naming of Cats

by T. S. Eliot The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter, It isn’t just one of your holiday games; You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter When I tell you, a cat must have THREE

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed to memorialize people killed by prejudice against transgender and gender-variant people. It also raises public awareness of hate crimes committed against transgender people – an action the media doesn’t do well, as we saw

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M.r B Natural – a MST3K short

“Is that Liberace’s Mom?” IMDB: Mr. B Natural

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NaNoWriMo 2014 Book Cover and Current Word Count

The working cover I made for my 2014 NaNoWriMo novel. (Spoiler alert: some words might not actually be true.) Also, a handy graphic that updates with my word count so you can see what I’ve got going. I’m at 8670

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Benny – Little Game

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The Boston Electric Protective Association

From Boston: Its Commerce, Finance and Literature (with Illustrations) 1892 A bit of research I’m doing for this year’s NaNoWriMo

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Another black trans woman murdered, mis-gendered & mis-named in Indianapolis

The body of Ashley (nee Tajshon) Sherman was discovered on the east side of Indianapolis on Sunday evening by a police officer who was making a traffic stop in the area. Ashley was a black trans woman who identified as

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Publisher’s Weekly: The Top 10 Essays Since 1950

From Publisher’s Weekly: The Top 10 Essays Since 1950. Robert Atwan, the founder of The Best American Essays series, picks the 10 best essays of the postwar period. Links to the essays are provided when available. Fortunately, when I worked

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at Greg Maddux – SBNation.com

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Greg Maddux – SBNation.com.

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Ebola Cola Unfortunate Ad Placement

I clicked on an NBC story on ebola, and before they video played, they showed this coke ad… unfortunate.

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100 novels everyone should read – Telegraph

Another “books you should read” list, this time from the telegraph. The one’s I’ve read are indicated in italics. This is actually a pretty good list – mostly classics, not a single Ayn Rand title on it. 100 novels everyone

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Boxed In: Employment Of Behind-The-Scenes And On-Screen Women In 2013-14 Prime-Time Television

From the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film: San Diego State University, the annual report on women in television The report is available in a downloadable PDF file: Boxed In: Employment Of Behind-The-Scenes And On-Screen Women

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East of the Sun and West of the Moon

Wikipedia: “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” is a Norwegian folk tale. The White Bear approaches a poor peasant and asks if he will give him his youngest daughter; in return, he will make the man rich.

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Helpful Animated Gif Post

Because you can’t post these on Facebook the way you should be able to.

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Brand New Ancients On Film

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 More about Kate Tempest

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