From the popular Fast Company article by Warren Berger: “Find Your Passion with These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions.”  http://www.fastcodesign.com/3028946/find-your-passion-with-these-8-thought-provoking-questions

From the popular Fast Company article by Warren Berger: “Find Your Passion with These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions.”  http://www.fastcodesign.com/3028946/find-your-passion-with-these-8-thought-provoking-questions

Nobody Said That Then!

Funny essay about all the anachronisms on TV and in the movies. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/hendrikhertzberg/2014/02/nobody-said-that-then-continued.html?utm_source=www&utm_medium=tw&utm_campaign=20140225 via newyorker

And don’t miss the first half of the essay, mostly about “Masters of Sex”s script faux pas:  http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/hendrikhertzberg/2014/02/masters-of-sex-nobody-said-that-then.html

My dad is all about #pancakes, so these designs are for his 81st b’day. http://www.cafepress.com/designthinking/9388133

I don’t remember where I got this from, but it makes me smile. Do you suffer from “acyrologia”?

I don’t remember where I got this from, but it makes me smile. Do you suffer from “acyrologia”?

(Source: scribnerbooks)

Today is Albert Einstein’s b’day, aka #QuestionDay21014 and #PiDay. He was a champion of curiosity and questioning, something the world could use more of. http://QuestionDay2014.com

scribnerbooks:

We’re one of the top tumblrs for book nerds!

http://mashable.com/2014/03/13/tumblrs-for-readers/

Looks like a great list for book lovers!

What does Benedict Cumberbatch (and 9 other less-likely celebs) have in common w. Albert Einstein?

http://slidesha.re/1fTB7QP

What does Benedict Cumberbatch (and 9 other less-likely celebs) have in common w. Albert Einstein?

http://slidesha.re/1fTB7QP

10 Celebrities Who Have a Little Einstein Inside Them

A fun Einstein morph slideshare. Can you identify these star-crossed Einsteins? (In honor of Albert Einstein’s 135th birthday this Friday.) http://questionday2014

Question Day 2014 is celebrated this Friday, March 14, on the 135th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s birthday. QuestionDay2014.com

Question Day 2014 is celebrated this Friday, March 14, on the 135th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s birthday. QuestionDay2014.com

A trio of short videos for A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION.

The Universe is telling me to read not watch The Great Gatsby

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I was planning to catch up with Baz Luhrmann’s wild hip-hop version of The Great Gatsby on video, but three recent things seem to be pointing me towards going back to the actual book instead. 

1) For the past month, I’ve been dipping in and out of Ernest Hemingway’s “Moveable Feast” about his early days in Paris. (This is the fifth or sixth time I’ve read this, the last time being when I finished The Paris Wife and wondered how much of the story of “Hem and Hadley” was true.) The chapters about Hemingway’s friendship/rivalry with the more successful F. Scott Fitzgerald stand out for both their laugh-out-loud-weirdness and for his sharp-eyed disapproval of Scott and Zelda’s wastrel lifestyle. But amidst all that disdain Hem has nothing but admiration for Scott’s new book The Great Gatsby, which has made me want to read it again.

2) Then this weekend I came across the New York Times essay “Audiobooks and the Return of Storytelling” by T. M. Luhrmann (an American professor of anthropology, no relation to Baz, I presume) who starts off her paean to the joys of audiobooks by extolling some evocative passages from none other than The Great Gatsby. Really made me want to listen to the actual prose, not watch a Baz interpretation of it.

3) The final sign that I need to go back and read the book is the essay I read yesterday by novelist Robert Stone "The Book That Changed My Life". He writes about reading The Great Gatsby 5 times, saying “Sometimes you have to read a great work many times over before it opens its most exquisite secrets to you.” A call to go back and reread Gatsby if ever I’ve heard one.

Now I just have to move it up to the top of my 2014 reading list. Hard when there’s so many good-sounding books I haven’t read even once yet….

PS I didn’t remember that there were naked women in the eyes of the classic Great Gatsby cover artwork until digging up the above image.

Letterman seemed thrilled by Lake Street Dive last night. They’re a great live band, and love this title song fr. their new album.

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