The best kind of education is entertainment.

Books are the original social media.

Ignore what’s new. Know what’s old.

writing > publishing > marketing > decorating

The intellect is a great danger to creativity … because you begin to rationalize and make up reasons for things, instead of staying with your own basic truth — who you are, what you are, what you want to be. I’ve had a sign over my typewriter for over 25 years now, which reads “Don’t think!” You must never think at the typewriter — you must feel.

Ray Bradbury

My Input and Output

Current input:

  • Books.
  • Blogs.
  • Conversations with wife, mom, and a few friends.
  • Podcasts.
  • TV shows and movies.
  • News.
  • Social media.

Current output:

  • Writings (newsletter, blog posts, and a book).
  • Podcast.
  • Workshops and meetings.

Moving towards

  • Zero news.
  • 2X writings.

Knowing what to know and what not to know seems essential to our well-being.

You and Your Research by Richard Hamming

I notice that if you have the door to your office closed, you get more work done today and tomorrow, and you are more productive than most. But 10 years later somehow you don’t know quite know what problems are worth working on; all the hard work you do is sort of tangential in importance. He who works with the door open gets all kinds of interruptions, but he also occasionally gets clues as to what the world is and what might be important… There is a pretty good correlation between those who work with the doors open and those who ultimately do important things, although people who work with doors closed often work harder.

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Feeling down? Watch post-it stop motion.

Just watched The Last Knit for the first time.

Is there a website for RSS feed curation? I’d like to discover more bloggers who publish often.

How would you define creativity?

Trying out MarkEdit. Thank you Nicholas for the extensive reviews of all markdown editors.

Just found out about Public Domain Radio.