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“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Over Memorial Day Weekend, 2008, I became a minimalist. That was exactly three years ago.
by Maria Popova What straitjackets have to do with Eames chairs and the mutations of policy ideals.
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Hamada Ben Amor, also known as "El General," performs during the first meeting of Tunisia's main opposition party on Jan. 29, in Tunis.
The Gift of Good Land by Wendell Berry “Dream not of other Worlds …” Paradise Lost VIII, 175 My purpose here is double.
'The idea of a local economy rests upon only two principles: neighborhood and subsistence..." by Wendell Berry A TOTAL ECONOMY is one in which everything—“life forms,” for instance,—or the “right to pollute” is “private property” and has a price and is for sale.
by Maria Popova
I’ve been viewing the Steve Jobs narration of the ‘Think Different’ ad as well as his 2005 Stanford Commencement address over the past few days. It’s served to inspire me, take on new tasks, and generally try things a bit differently.
By RICHARD DAWKINS Added: Thursday, 11 May 2006 at 1:00 AM Excerpt from Chapter I, "The Anaesthetic of Familiarity," of his 1998 book Unweaving the Rainbow To live at all is miracle enough. -- Mervyn Peake, The Glassblower (1950)
This article arises from Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate . Future Tense explores the ways emerging technologies affect society, policy, and culture. To read more, visit the Future Tense blog and the Future Tense home page .
“We make things happen by knowing who we are,” says Mien Shiang Institute founder Patrician McCarthy.
Middle-class kids are taught from an early age that they should work hard and finish school.
by Maria Popova Why you’re an outlaw just by reading this, or how the era we live in will change creative culture forever. It’s no secret we’re big proponents of remix culture around here — and strongly believe that the cross-pollination of ideas, the fundamental backbone of creativity, should be celebrated rather than hindered by copyright law.
15 MARCH, 2013 By: Maria Popova “Friendship: The silent places where speech ends.”
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