Some fiction reading to escape this dreadful respiratory illness. Day 4 and my fever is finally below 100°. Thanks for the gift @schubedo!

Some fiction reading to escape this dreadful respiratory illness. Day 4 and my fever is finally below 100°. Thanks for the gift @schubedo!

"Design is a function of connection. There is nothing more vulnerable than creativity, and what is art if it’s not love?"

Brené Brown, author of Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, on creativity, vulnerability, and how to handle your critics.

Or, as Neil Gaiman memorably put it:

When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I’m serious. Husband runs off with a politician — make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor — make good art. IRS on your trail — make good art. Cat exploded — make good art. Someone on the Internet thinks what you’re doing is stupid or evil or it’s all been done before — make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, eventually time will take the sting away, and that doesn’t even matter. Do what only you can do best: Make good art. 

Pair with Brown on the difference between empathy and sympathy and a lesson in handling haters from Ben Franklin

(via explore-blog)

Mah girls

Mah girls

The best part of #winter has arrived! #smuttynose #beer

The best part of #winter has arrived! #smuttynose #beer

#Mushroom #foraging

#Mushroom #foraging

#garlic curing in the barn

#garlic curing in the barn

Tags: garlic

#Maine bean hole beans

#Maine bean hole beans

Tags: maine

thisisnotreallife:

This is Martha Stewart when she used to be a fashion model in NYC in the 60s. 
Good. Morning. 

Shouldn’t all fashion shoots have farm animals?

thisisnotreallife:

This is Martha Stewart when she used to be a fashion model in NYC in the 60s. 

Good. Morning. 

Shouldn’t all fashion shoots have farm animals?

Maria Popova can do no wrong.
explore-blog:

In response to Kierkegaard’s meditation on the relationship between creativity and anxiety, reader Diego Viarengo sends this perfectly matched Calvin and Hobbes cartoon.
Pair with Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson on the creative life.

Maria Popova can do no wrong.

explore-blog:

In response to Kierkegaard’s meditation on the relationship between creativity and anxiety, reader Diego Viarengo sends this perfectly matched Calvin and Hobbes cartoon.

Pair with Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson on the creative life.

(Source: explore-blog)

Typical Friday. Beer in a field. You know. #smuttynose #summer #weizen #craftbeer

Typical Friday. Beer in a field. You know. #smuttynose #summer #weizen #craftbeer