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
I’m Jaq…and I’m a book collector.
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
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
Seriously… how amazing is it that these things are all online and available for research or just plain fun!
Happy Holidays! Neil Gaiman Reads Charles Dickens’s Original Performance Script for “A Christmas Carol”
“No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused.”
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
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.”