You can’t think yourself out of a writing block; you have to write yourself out...– John Rogers (via amandaonwriting)
explore-blog: Neuroscientist David Eagleman, author of the excellent Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, explains the curious neurological wire-crossing of synesthesia. Complement with a synesthetic person’s first-hand account of the experience.
At least one study suggests that 10 percent of communication between spouses is...– On lying (via explore-blog)
churchjanitor: Lord, I have looked for some way of measuring what my day looks like in your eyes. I tried to consider what events are big and small in light of your grace. I looked at what I prayed, what I thought, and repented of sin. I tried to evaluate my days, but I heard you say one question in response. Did I live as Jesus lives today? I thank you for that question. It comforts me, yet...
My own philosophy on storytelling is that people don’t want to be told how to...– Jad Abumrad shares insights on storytelling from Radiolab’s origin story (via explore-blog)
Lying is both a failure of understanding and an unwillingness to be understood.– Anatomy of lying by neuroscientist Sam Harris. (via explore-blog)
What lasts in the reader’s mind is not the phrase but the effect the phrase...– Isaac Asimov (via amandaonwriting)
When I’m with him, there is someone with me in my house of grief, someone who...– Jandy Nelson (via amandaonwriting)
curiosity counts: The History of the Olympic... →
curiositycounts: Of all the instances in which graphic communication is necessary to transcend language barriers, the Olympic Games are, if not the most important, probably the most visible. We take the little icons of swimmers and sprinters as a given aspect of Olympic design, but the pictograms were a…
This is the essence of the popular arts in America: Be a magpie, take from...– On Bob Dylan And Jonah Lehrer, Two Fabulists – the only piece on the Lehrer scandal worth reading comes from NPR, who remind us that the only transgression here is in failing to enact the different standards of journalism and art. (via explore-blog)