Monthly Archives: January 2013

Stephen King on Gun Control and Violence | Brain Pickings

Stephen King on Gun Control and Violence | Brain Pickings. More than merely resurfacing the discourse on gun control, the recent tragedy in Newtown illustrated the futile ebb-and-flow of these debates as school shooting after school shooting shakes the nation

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Top 10 Social Media Blogs, The 2013 Winners! | Social Media Examiner

Top 10 Social Media Blogs, The 2013 Winners! | Social Media Examiner. Are you looking for some good blogs to read? Look no further! Our fourth-annual social media blog contest generated over 750 nominations. Our panel of social media experts

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Virginia Woolf on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary | Brain Pickings

Virginia Woolf on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary | Brain Pickings. (by Maria Popova) Literary icon Virginia Woolf, born on this day in 1882, was not only a masterful letter-writer and little-known children’s book author, but also a

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‘The Letter of Lord Chandos’ by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Hugo von Hofmannsthal The Letter of Lord Chandos   THIS is the letter Philip, Lord Chandos, younger son of the Earl of Bath, wrote to Francis Bacon, later Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, apologizing for his complete abandonment of literary

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Joseph Conrad on Writing and the Role of the Artist | Brain Pickings

Joseph Conrad on Writing and the Role of the Artist | Brain Pickings. Legendary author Joseph Conrad was born 155 years ago today. Though he remains best-known for penning the high school English curriculum staple Heart of Darkness in 1899,

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Write to Done | Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2012 – The Winners

Write to Done | Unmissable articles on writing. Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2012 – The Winners

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Running with the Mind of Meditation — Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Running with the Mind of Meditation — Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Accomplished runner and leader of Shambhala, Sakyong Mipham has found physical activity to be essential for spiritual well-being. In this practical and inspiring book, he offers simple lessons that meld

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