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Work/pleasure divide blurring slightly

Work/pleasure divide blurring slightly

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Introducing Archie to cultural touchstones of my childhood

Introducing Archie to cultural touchstones of my childhood

bohemianhomes:

Tile envy

bohemianhomes:

Tile envy

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I had a great story recently — I love telling it — of a little girl who was in a drawing lesson. She was 6, and she was in the back, drawing. The teacher said this little girl hardly ever paid attention. In this drawing lesson, she did. And the teacher was fascinated.

She went over to her, and she said, what are you drawing?

And the girl said, I’m drawing a picture of God.

And the teacher said that nobody knows what God looks like, and the girl said, they will in a minute.

Kids will take a chance. If they don’t know, they’ll have a go… They’re not frightened of being wrong… If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original… And by the time they get to be adults, most kids have lost the capacity. They have become frightened of being wrong.

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In an altogether excellent episode on the source of creativity, NPR’s TED Radio Hour revisits the most popular TED talk of all time, by Sir Ken Robinson, author of the indispensable The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything.

Half a century earlier, the great social scientist John W. Gardner made an exquisite case for what kids can teach us about risk, innovation, and the fear of failure.

Also see Debbie Millman’s indispensable Fail Safe

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Briefly considered knitting, but Archie  is apparently the Smaug of yarn

Briefly considered knitting, but Archie is apparently the Smaug of yarn

Rainy, chilly day

nprfreshair:

Apparently it’s National Coffee Day!  Drink up. 
Check out npr’s coffee coverage. 

nprfreshair:

Apparently it’s National Coffee Day!  Drink up. 

Check out npr’s coffee coverage

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  • Parent to child at the library: Shhh...remember what we said about being loud in the library?
  • Child: We'll wake up the books.
  • Parent: That's right.