Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week:
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- I wrote about Thoreau’s laundry.
- Ten tips for cultivating creativity. (An excerpt from Mitch Resnick’s Lifelong Kindergarten. Love his idea of The Creative Learning Spiral.)
- When school turns into a job it becomes the thief of playtime.
- A guide to spending less time on your phone. (Check out more in Ryan’s new book, Stillness is the Key.)
- This profile of Linda Hamilton does not disappoint.
- Robyn on Song Exploder.
- Car Talk’s long goodbye. (I started a file of mechanics who hate cars.)
- An organ made of paper and a piano that paints. (Meanwhile, a piano preservationist has to find a new home.)
- My kids have been watching It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and playing the soundtrack, which was recently reissued on vinyl by Craft Recordings. Vince Guaraldi had a really good band for that special — fantastic flute playing by Ronald Lang. (Let “The Great Pumpkin Waltz” be your fall soundtrack.)
- What it was like working with Prince on his memoir. (The book, The Beautiful Ones, comes out in October.)
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