(Where I can follow the serendipitous thread I followed to get there, I'll include a thanks to the person who surfaced it for me.)
mind :: my brain and yours
Malcolm Gladwell has a new book out and is talking about stuff you might find interesting in this interview. (Thanks to Gay Clyburn)
The conference is dead. Is it?
From literary agent Nathan Bransford: "In posts about the writing life, Alexander Chee wrote a moving article about taking a writing class with Annie Dillard, which has some truly fantastic writing advice (via John Ocwhat), and Cynthia Leitich Smith has a post with advice for debut authors on dealing with nasty reviews."
body :: my place and yours
McFarthest point in the U.S. from a McDonald's (Thanks to Kathryn Ruth "Hot Dog" Schuth)
Let's hear it for zero waste. (Thanks to Aurora Fox)
Held by the Taliban for 7 months and 10 days is an extraordinary story (Thanks to Dan Pink)
soul :: my heart and yours
Paolo Nutini sounds and looks mighty good. Plus I really, really enjoy saying his name. (Thanks to Paula J. Kelly who first turned me on to him.)
The scream awards (Thanks to Marilyn Maciel)
I don't know about you, but I'm going to start leaving my notes now.
A final thought :: The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. -Barbara Kingsolver