Some people find their calling early in life and graduate into a meaningful career that challenges their intellect, gives them a sense of purpose, and fills their days with joy. Some people mess around for years while broke and whining that their current dead-end job is killing their soul. With a few
It’s supposed to be spring, but it’s 30 degrees and snowing today. The warm weather can’t come soon enough. Photo taken last summer at the beach down the road from my grandmother’s house on the east end of Long Island.
It’s Friday! This week has been busy, work has been busy – I just feel like things have been busy this month. My friends have said the same about their workplaces – late winter/early spring is busy. So this Friday is especially welcome.
Literary Amazon just put out a list of 100 books to read in a lifetime. The list spans 200 years of literature and includes both fiction and nonfiction. It doesn’t rely on the antiquated “classics” that no one actually likes to read.
Sullivan County, NY Summer 2013
Literary I keep saying that I want to read more nonfiction. This helpful Reddit thread provides some great recommendations.
It’s year-end and all kinds of “Best of 2013″ lists are coming out. Here’s is NPR’s best books of 2013 in a nice interactive graphic. Here is the Paris Review’s list.
Happy early Thanksgiving everyone! Here are some links to ponder while traveling in airports or digesting pumpkin pie. Literary One of my favorite links ever. In 1963, 16-year-old Bruce McAllister wrote to 150 novelists asking if they intentionally planted symbolism in their work.
Literary Sylvia Plath’s unseen drawings from her private letters were displayed on Brain Pickings this week. I could spend days on that blog. Beautiful, wise words aren’t only found it books. November 19 marks the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.