How do you stay positive when you've sent out 200... →
JuJubes sent me this link from reddit and told me to click around a bit. Lots of interesting discussion. I enjoy the little retail job I have but am still seeking something full time in my field… or just something full time. But today I rejected a job. Felt bad for my bank account and moved on. The job was to sell credit cards to people at Shopper’s Drug Mart. I did the right...
As a kid, I lived almost entirely inside books, and eventually the books started...– Kathryn Schulz, in the NY Times.
Some people meet the way the sky meets the earth, inevitably, and there is no...– Louise Erdrich, Tales of Burning Love
I guess if I’m only working part-time it’s a good thing that job is getting better, getting better all the time.
by John Updike One size fits all. The shape or coloration of the god or high heaven matters less than that there is one, somehow, somewhere, hearing the hasty prayer and chalking up the mite the widow brings to the temple, A child alone with horrid verities cries out for there to be a limit, a warm wall whose stones give back an answer, however faint. Strange, the extravagance of it—who needs...
Was A Man
by Philip Booth Was a man, was a two- faced man, pretended he wasn’t who he was, who, in a men’s room, faced his hung-over face in a mirror hung over the towel rack. The mirror was cracked. Shaving close in that looking glass, he nicked his throat, bled blue blood, grabbed a new towel to patch the wrong scratch, knocked off the mirror and, facing himself, almost intact, in final...
Monotony By Constantine P. Cavafy One monotonous day is followed by another monotonous, identical day. The same things will happen, they will happen again— the same moments find us and leave us. A month passes and ushers in another month. One easily guesses the coming events; they are the boring ones of yesterday. And the morrow ends up not resembling a morrow anymore.
The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the...– Thomas Merton
March 17, 1948: William Gibson, Father of... →
1948: William Gibson is born in Conway, South Carolina. He later blossoms into legend with the prize-winning fiction that gives the world the term cyberspace. The death of his father and a move to rural Wytheville, Virginia, propelled Gibson at age 6 to withdraw into his books, especially science fiction. In the 2000 documentary No Maps for These Territories, he called this his “native literary...
Louis Vuitton willing to drop case
French fashion giant Louis Vuitton is willing to drop the case against Nadia Plesner. “We do not want to stop her painting. As soon as we checked that no other products on the market so we can leave it here, “says a spokesperson for the company. read more:
Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome...– John Berger, 1987 (via youmightfindyourself)
By Dorianne Laux I never really understood why The Beatles broke up, the whole Yoko Ono thing seemed an excuse for something deeper. Sure, she was an irritation with her helium screech, her skimpy leatherette skirts, those tinted ovoid glasses eclipsing half her face. But come on, Hey Jude was putting caviar on the table, not to mention those glittering lines of...
A word after a word after a word is power.– Margaret Atwood
The challenge, it turns out, isn’t in perfecting your ability to know when to...– Seth Godin, Poke the Box
I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and...– Sylvia Plath
The other and no less important side consists in the fact that it is very...– G.I. Gurdjieff as quoted by P.D. Ouspensky in In Search of the Miraculous (1949) Signed up for twitter today. Oh boy.
Culture is increasingly squeezed between the entertainment industry and...– Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia
…a relationship that remains rooted in a calculus of exchange is dismal. We...– Sex and the Anti-Economics of Love