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Ursula K. Le Guin on “Spare Time,” What It Means to Be a Working Artist, and the Vital Difference Between Being Busy with Doing and Being Occupied with Living – Brain Pickings

In praise of the mundane, unquantifiable, impractical activities that feed creative work and fill life with meaning.

Source: Ursula K. Le Guin on “Spare Time,” What It Means to Be a Working Artist, and the Vital Difference Between Being Busy with Doing and Being Occupied with Living – Brain Pickings

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20 Awesome Historical Words We Need to Bring Back

Let’s bring these back

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13 Secrets of Rare Book Dealers | Mental Floss

Hi.

I’m Jaq…and I’m a book collector.

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Bloom County in Contexts « The Hooded Utilitarian

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Pantone Color of the Year 2018 | Ultra Violet 18-3838

Can I just say, I love the idea of a “Color of the Year.” Anything “of the Year” really. The idea that someone gets to decide what gets to be lionized for the coming 12 months is awesome. And if it doesn’t work out, you get to pick a new one next year. And if you like more turbulent times, there are plenty of “of the Month” items to choose from as well.

But anyway… Happy 2018. For those of us who love purple, it’s gonna be a good year! Pantone Color of the Year 2018 | Ultra Violet 18-3838

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Best Books of 2017 : NPR

In honor of the great Icelandic holiday tradition, Here’s a list of some of the best books of the last year for you to peruse, think about, ponder and maybe, just maybe, if you have the time, read. It’s a list with something for everyone and easily searchable. And as an added bonus, they have their lists for the past 9 years linked as well. Enjoy! #bookconcierge

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Comic Book Plus – Free And Legal Public Domain Books

When you absolutely, positively need comic books and pulp magazines from decades ago.

Seriously… how amazing is it that these things are all online and available for research or just plain fun!

Source: Comic Book Plus – Free And Legal Public Domain Books

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Happy Holidays! Neil Gaiman Reads Charles Dickens’s Original Performance Script for “A Christmas Carol”

Happy Holidays!!!

“No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused.”

Source: Neil Gaiman Reads Charles Dickens’s Original Performance Script for “A Christmas Carol” – Brain Pickings

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I’ve said it before. I love that on the Internet, people are making available all sorts of amazing, historical things which can be used for fun or for research or anything else. Continue reading

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He kept his Star Wars legacy a secret in Boulder for decades. At 85, the sci-fi pioneer is ready to step out. — The Know from The Denver Post

This is an amazing story! Holy crap the things this guy has done and how much he’s been an invisible part of my life, childhood and overall creative development!

My takeaway though, is this line:

“Colin told me one time that this is the way he went through life, that he liked to create things that people couldn’t un-think,” Dall said. “That’s how he got into a lot of things: he would come up with such original, creative and intelligent ideas that people would look at it and then they couldn’t go back.”

Source: He kept his Star Wars legacy a secret in Boulder for decades. At 85, the sci-fi pioneer is ready to step out. — The Know from The Denver Post

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