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Hey y’all,

The Keep Going Tour is winding down. Next week I’m in Houston, Dallas, and Iowa City. Come out and bring a friend!

Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week: 

  1. Working with time.
  2. David Bowie’s advice to artists: “Go a little out of your depth.”
  3. It’s a bittersweet thing when I retire a pocket notebook.
  4. How has Danielle Steel written 179 books?
  5. Conan O’Brien on why he decided to settle a lawsuit over joke stealing.
  6. A nice appreciation of Mary Oliver: “Attention is the beginning of devotion.” (Remember: “You do not have to be good.”)
  7. Teach em’ or learn ’em?” (For me, this is sort of an existential question.)
  8. Eye candy: a visit to artist John T. Unger’s studio.
  9. Ear candy: Saint-Saëns’ “The Swan.”
  10. Everything is walking distance... if you have the time.
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Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon is the author of Steal Like An Artist and other books.

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