1. Climb a tree 2. Roll down a really big hill 3. Camp out in the wild 4....– So necessary, yet so sad in its necessity: To encourage “cotton wool kids” to get outdoors, the UK National Trust offers 50 things to do before you are 11 ¾. (via explore-blog) ——————————— Can this just be my bucket list?
A writer must reflect and interpret his society, his world; he must also provide...– Half a century ago, E. B. White articulated brilliantly much of today’s media folly. (via explore-blog)
funnyordie: The Rules of Fight Club Turns out there are more rules than we thought.
You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don’t have to be. Just create to...– 5 manifestos for the creative life (via explore-blog)
Why Are Yawns Contagious?
What needs to be reinforced is the idea that good writing — solid, honest,...– Tom Bissell on the secrets of creators and creation. (via explore-blog)
The more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be...– Steven Pressfield in The War of Art, one of 5 timeless books of insight on fear and the creative process. (via explore-blog)
Confidence is ‘being there.’ […] Why do we get so caught up in this “too...– James Victore, echoing Steven Pressfield’s insight about fear as a guiding light, on confidence vs. shyness. Also see Susan Cain on the power of introverts. (via explore-blog)
funnyordie: Just Go Outside Social-media addiction hurts. Just Go Outside. It can help.
The biggest lie of human memory is that it feels true. Although our...– Jonah Lehrer on memory and how to fix the imperfections of eyewitness testimony. Also see why memory is not a recording device. (via explore-blog)
explore-blog: “If you ever question that music is the universal language, watch this: A German-speaking teacher tutoring a French-speaking African how to sing an aria in Italian.” The inspired story of the Kimbanguiste Symphony Orchestra, the only symphony orchestra in Central Africa, which practices in a rented warehouse in the Congo and got its start with no instruments and no professional...