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It's a fine line between living for the moment and being a sociopath.

Patricia B McConnell: For The Love Of A Dog.

Pema Chodron: The Places That Scare You

Daniel Wallace: Mr Sebastian & the Negro Magician

All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. --Pablo Neruda

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sexiest. Car. Ever. (redux)

Okay, maybe I was wrong, before.

Here's the 1958 Maserati 4.5 coupe.

Some words that have been stewing in my pot for a week or two


“All life is just a progression toward, and a regression from, one phrase—‘I love you.’”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Offshore Pirate” (via Beautiful & Depraved ...which is NSFW)


Theory of Girls

Two things that most contribute to a girl’s sense of femininity are: a) her mother; and b) finding herself the object of male attention.

If you grow up without good looks or a mother, do you learn to compensate with exceptional humor or talents? I like to think so.

Magic Molly

“Heterosexuality is not normal, it’s just common."

Dorothy Parker (via Bohemea)


“I want women to be liberated and still be able to have a nice ass and shake it."

Shirley MacLaine


“To insult someone we call him 'bestial.' For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult.

Isaac Asimov (via Big Fun)


Monday, January 05, 2009

Another find, courtesy of Beautiful & Depraved

"Unless it is mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it’s a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life—love should not be one of them."

From Don't Touch My Moldeskine, via Beautiful & Depraved.

Hitting a little Close to home

This has been hanging around as an active tab in my browser window for weeks. I just can't bring myself to delete it's daily reminder. It's an article

Working in Close

It's a riff from a productivity blog, 43 Folders, about the working approach used by Chuck Close, an extraordinary artist who's life is as interesting as his work, which appears in low-rent spaces like The Met, MoMa, the Getty, and the National Gallery of Australia.

But I especially like the pull-quote from blogger , summing up the implication of Close's approach to work and creativity:
And, sorry, all those romantic notions you have of absinthe spoons, manic episodes and Kerouac-like rambling on a long roll of butcher paper really aren’t operative. Creative work is mostly showing up every day and enduring a million tiny failures as you feel your way to something a bit new.
What a great message for those of us who complain, occasionally, of having un-ideal conditions to create, or the wrong mind-set, or the wrong flavour of yogurt, or whatever. Just get on with it. That is the work of creativity: just getting on with it.

“Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work.” — Chuck Close

(Discovered via Beautiful & Depraved, which continues to knock me out.)