Strange days. Pops passed away yesterday. So much to say but I don’t yet have the words…
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.– Henry David Thoreau (via simtan) (via quote-book)
Chin up. Put your shoulders back, walk proud, strut a little. Don’t lick your...– Richard Webber, Grey’s Anatomy (Submitted by anaquerida, via quote-book)
Your flaws are beautiful. They’re what make you stand out. Don’t try to be...– Andrea Chiang (via quote-book)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-2-21) →
Dorian Concept (39) El-P (28) Dimlite (19) Radiohead (11) The Slapped Eyeballers (11) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, “This is an interesting world I find myself in, an interesting hole I find myself in, fits me rather neatly, doesn’t it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!” This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it’s...
Every day the opportunity exists to change your life. But most days, the idea of...– Jill A. Davis (Submitted by: flairey) (via quote-book)
It’s how creativity works. Especially in humans. For every good idea, ten...– David Brin, Brightness Reef (1995) (via blogut) (via quote-book)
I write this blog because I’m a writer and the act of creation is central to my...– Randy Murray on Why Traffic Numbers Alone Are Meaningless. For any of the poets who’ve asked me over the past year or two why they should have a blog, the above sentence is a pretty good start. But the article itself will be particularly relevant slap on the cheek for anyone that likes to...
Who you want to be is not nearly as important as who you are right now.– via: I wrote it for you (via kari-shma) (via quote-book)
We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One...– John Steinbeck (via delgrosso) (via lifeserial)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-2-14) →
El-P (33) The Pharcyde (19) Leon Mar (19) Fanu (17) Dorian Concept (16) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Happy are they who don’t doubt themselves and whose pens fly across the...– GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
Inherently, we all know that an image isn’t measured by its resolution, dynamic...– Chase Jarvis (via alesserphotographer)
The path of a Doer. →
A step-by-step plan for making good things happen. One of those lists that begs to be printed and posted up on the wall above your desk…
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-2-7) →
machinedrum (53) El-P (32) Offsets (13) Dimlite (12) Jaga Jazzist (11) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Most emails just aren’t that important.– Lab Rat: Does A Balanced Email Diet = More Focus & Productivity? Aside from the grammatical debate that it sparked in my head about the use of email as a count noun rather than a mass noun, the link above will lead you to one of the most sensible and straightforward posts about managing email...
A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least...– GEORGE ORWELL (via the-write-idea). So, George, it sounds as like you’d empathise with my habit of redrafting emails and writing text messages without resorting to text-speak?
You can’t become an expert until you’ve failed at something.– Authority Comes From Failure
You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for...– Gordon Hinckley (via kari-shma) (via quote-book)
Yeah. So I love the sound of acoustic guitars (though it’s never occurred to me that I might actually want to learn how to play one, at least, not since the unfortunate experience I had in primary school. Damn you, childhood experience! I could have been an accomplished singer/songwriter by now…) I’m also really digging this current trend of intimate and delicately edited...
“…did he hold the book between his face and his wife, is it how he asked for a divorce, by not speaking, by saying the name Leaky over and over to himself, by letting the pages stand in for his face?” How a Poem Happens: Bob Hicok. Head over to How a Poem Happens for the full poem and the associated interview. Anyone that knows me knows that I’ve got a lot of love for...
Do not take your expertise or natural talent for granted. Stay awake. Hunt. Kill...– cake walks + fire walks: beginner’s mind | White Hot Truth
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-31) →
El-P (57) Jaga Jazzist (42) A Race of Angels (23) Aardvarck (22) Organized Konfusion (19) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Towards a Personal Kanban →
Personal what? Kanban is a Japanese word that translates as “signboard” or “billboard”. With regard to managing your workload, your Kanban might look like a corkboard/noticeboard split into a few areas, with an index card for each project in your stack (projects you’re working on, projects you should be working on, projects you’d like to be working on. Stephen...