Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week:
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- If you want to be a writer, you have to be a reader first. (You can start by reading with a pencil.)
- After I wrote about Mary Oliver on paying attention, I decided to re-read her essay collection, Upstream.
- Richard Serra on how to separate your work from everyone else’s. (I found this quote while reading Leonard Koren’s What Artists Do.)
- Ursula K. Le Guin’s ideal routine.
- I’m enjoying book designer Daniel Benneworth-Gray’s newsletter, Meanwhile.
- My electric toothbrush theory of relativity.
- The Cleveland Museum of Art has released over 30,000 public domain artworks for remixing and reuse.
- Worth a stream: we were snowed in up on the lake this week, so I watched Desperately Seeking Susan, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, and Isle of Dogs. (Here’s how the sushi-making scene was made.)
- Nick Cave on whether AI will ever be able to write a great song.
- One reason to get out of bed in the morning.
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