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‘The Wild Hunt’ via wikipedia

via Wikipedia, the Wild Hunt: The Wild Hunt is an ancient folk myth prevalent across Northern, Western and Central Europe. The fundamental premise in all instances is the same: a phantasmal, spectral group of huntsmen with the accoutrements of hunting,

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Posted in Brain Food

Thought for the week

Instead of assuming that people are dumb, ignorant, and making mistakes, assume they are smart, doing their best, and that you lack context. — Nicholas C. Zakas (@slicknet) February 10, 2013 This particular tweet has stuck in my head all

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Things I Won’t Do Again

2012 Update: Going through my drafts folder, I found this old post from Aug 24, 2010 that I never put up, but should have. AKA, my “Fuck It” list. Inspired by Unclutterer, who was in turn inspired by Amy KR.

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Posted in Life Hacks

Produce as much as you consume project

In the spirit of this article I linked to the other day on Jimiyo, And a challenge from the unmarketing blog on twitter: “For one day this week, stop consuming info and create something.” I’m going to try to set

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Posted in Inspiration, My Design Work, My Knitting Projects, My Photos

Still I Rise

Maya Angelou You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause

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Posted in Poems

The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

By Wendell Berry

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Posted in Inspiration, Poems

Five Things That Inspire Me Creatively

From keith, five several things that inspire me creatively: Clocks Compasses Weather vanes Secret Passageways Wind mills Public Games Subversive Art Graph Paper lightning rods glass eyes ephemera antique medical equipment very well sculptured gardens Phrenology heads anatomical models zeppelins

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Posted in Design

The Tao Te Ching: Three Different Translations Compared

by Lao Tzu

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Posted in Inspiration

Pallas Athena

The Goddess of Wisdom and Battle, the future patron of Greece’s golden city of Athens, and arguably the most important figure in the Greek pantheon, was born.

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Posted in Crushable, Inspiration

Ancient Greek Hymns to Athena

translations and notes by Shawn Eyer to commemorate the dedication to Athena Parthenos of the temple and statue which bear her name

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