Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week:
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- There’s no time for despair. We each must be the light or reflect it.
- I devoured Philip Glass’s memoir, Words Without Music. I’m surprised it took me so long to finally read it: Glass writes about so many of the topics I’ve written about: creativity, day jobs, parenting, etc. Glass talks a lot about “lineage,” a.k.a. climbing your own family tree.
- A janitor wins a literature prize at the university she cleans.
- Why you should take your kid to work.
- I finished Heidi Julavits’ The Folded Clock, which I read on my phone late at night when I was in between other books or I couldn’t sleep. Very good.
- I also finished reading all five of Luke Pearson’s Hilda books. Great drawing, great stories. (Now I can watch the Netflix series!)
- In praise of mediocrity.
- John Waters’ new art show looks to be the opposite of mediocre. Love what he says about the way art changes the way you see.
- Should we lie to dementia patients? (Meanwhile: The world’s oldest barber is 107 and still working full-time.)
- RIP animator Will Vinton. I remember watching his Claymation Christmas Celebration over and over on VHS as a kid.
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PS. The advance copies of Keep Going arrived! I really think you’re going to like this one. Hard to wait for April...