1. Choose your friends because you feel most like yourself around them, because the jokes are easy and you feel like you’re in your best outfit when you’re with them, even though you’re just in a T-shirt. Never love someone whom you think you need to mend – or who makes you feel like you should be mended.

    — 

    - Caitlin Moran in her article "My Posthumous Tips For My Daughter"

    (Don’t worry, Caitlin Moran is not dead or dying, she wrote this as an humorous, thought-provoking essay)

  2. caitlin moran

    afternoon quote break

    times UK

    humorist essay

    advice

  1. An unabashed fan of artist/illustrator/writer Maira Kalman (I have a copy of "My Mother’s Beautiful Map" hanging in my cubicle here at work), I offer you this pre-assignment Kalman has given illustration students in a class she is teaching this summer.
The New Yorker :

… take a half hour walk every day for ten days. Without cell phones, just walk and observe what’s around you for half an hour. And I am sure—I’m very sure—that asking them to spend half an hour without a cell phone is like asking them to take their clothes off. No cell phones, no cup of coffee—just take a solitary walk. If you want to be pretentious about it, Immanuel Kant is famous for taking his walk everyday at 3:30 P.M., so I suggested that time to them. It’s a good time of day; it’s a little bit tired, a little bit sleepy time of day.

It’s good advice.
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    An unabashed fan of artist/illustrator/writer Maira Kalman (I have a copy of "My Mother’s Beautiful Map" hanging in my cubicle here at work), I offer you this pre-assignment Kalman has given illustration students in a class she is teaching this summer.

    The New Yorker :

    … take a half hour walk every day for ten days. Without cell phones, just walk and observe what’s around you for half an hour. And I am sure—I’m very sure—that asking them to spend half an hour without a cell phone is like asking them to take their clothes off. No cell phones, no cup of coffee—just take a solitary walk. If you want to be pretentious about it, Immanuel Kant is famous for taking his walk everyday at 3:30 P.M., so I suggested that time to them. It’s a good time of day; it’s a little bit tired, a little bit sleepy time of day.

    It’s good advice.



  2. Maira Kalman

    The New Yorker

    Advice

    Go take a walk

    My Mother's Beautiful Map

  1. explore-blog:

    Ira Glass teaches you how to make balloon animals while answering teenage girls’ questions about love.

    Complement with Glass’s answer to the grown-up question of how to find success in creative work.

    ( Rookie)

    Morning there. Let’s start today with an Ira-Glass-animal-balloon-making party, shall we?

  2. Ira Glass

    advice

    balloon animal

  1. theeglamour:

Instagram.

For other lessons and stories from the comic/actor/musician/writer, listen to today’s Fresh Air interview with Steve Martin. View in High-Res

    theeglamour:

    Instagram.

    For other lessons and stories from the comic/actor/musician/writer, listen to today’s Fresh Air interview with Steve Martin.

  2. Steve Martin

    Fresh Air

    advice

  1. Posted on 1 November, 2011

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    Doing NANOWRIMO? Here’s some inspiration from:
Stephen King Philip Roth Maurice Sendak Allison Pearson Donald Ray Pollack Stewart O’Nan Tina Fey and hundreds more 

    Doing NANOWRIMO? Here’s some inspiration from:

    Stephen King Philip Roth Maurice Sendak Allison Pearson Donald Ray Pollack Stewart O’Nan Tina Fey and hundreds more 

  2. nanowrimo

    writing

    advice

    lit

  1. Advice? One thing you’d tell people who want to enter your field.

    For public radio:

    I would advise people to be curious about the world and constantly read and write, and by read and write I mean that you should have an RSS reader set up with many different sources, page through them and think “Is there a way to make this story local? Is there a different angle we could take? How can we tackle this subject? Is this someone we could talk to? What questions should we ask? What does this leave unanswered? What sounds could we use?”

  2. advice

    careers