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MIND

How to get a job. “They (employers) just want to know one thing: Can you add value?” Sounds to me like college is becoming increasingly irrelevant unless some changes are made either to the job market or the educational system.

These are extraordinary visions by a 14-year-old. Or by an any-year-old.

I started watching this TED talk about why MoMA acquired Pac-Man because I thought it would be of interest to my design student and gamer daughter, Emma. And then I got hooked. There is so much here: high and low art, the intersectionality of art and culture, and a fantastic delivery of many, many ideas.

What is the cure for a distracted mind? “‘What I like so much about this assignment is that it goes right to the heart of the belief that you’ll feel bored if you pay attention to one thing for so long,’ said Daniel Willingham, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. ‘A lot of time when we turn away from things, we’re missing stuff that will give us a richer understanding of the world.'”

BODY

ROCK ON, I dream of Jeannie (at 78)! ROCK ON!

How to pick a superstar watermelon! Yes!

A plethora of vegetarian and vegan grilled cheese sandwiches for the win!

In the U.S., we just celebrated Memorial Day. I’m not sure many of us know its origin.

SOUL

I think it’s time for me to do The Work again on a situation I haven’t really ever fully resolved. Here’s one good example of using it.

WORD

“Self-righteousness is much like a spiritual egocentricity. It constitutes a secular type of love that thrives under conditionality, one in which is only existent after an individual meets the adopted standards of the condemner; oppositely, unconditional love is a holy love.”  -Criss Jami

(Photo: A Bradford Pear tree that greets me daily. Hi, tree.)