April212014

Forgiveness.

The ability to forgive oneself. Stop here for a few breaths and think about this, because it is the key to making art and very possibly the key to finding any semblance of happiness in life. Every time I have set out to translate the book (or story, or hopelessly long essay) that exists in such brilliant detail on the big screen of my limbic system onto a piece of paper (which, let’s face it, was once a towering tree crowned with leaves and a home to birds), I grieve for my own lack of talent and intelligence. Every. Single. Time. Were I smarter, more gifted, I could pin down a closer facsimile of the wonders I see. I believe that, more than anything else, this grief of constantly having to face down our own inadequacies is what keeps people from being writers. Forgiveness, therefore, is key. I can’t write the book I want to write, but I can and will write the book I am capable of writing. Again and again throughout the course of my life I will forgive myself.

In her beautiful meditation on the writing life, Ann Patchett adds to our ongoing archive of wisdom on writing. Pair with Patchett’s advice to graduates on writing and life. (via explore-blog)
May232013
May152013

popculturebrain:

This ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ sketch. Watch it.

As Pete Holmes would say, “laser accuracy.”

(by comedycentral)

11PM
May42013
11AM

popculturebrain:

Short Film: ‘Friend’ starring John Noble | Zap2it


December212012
damianholbrook:

this fucking dog is gonna kill me with his cuteness.

damianholbrook:

this fucking dog is gonna kill me with his cuteness.

May272011

Brian Stelter’s tumblr

be sure to read his post about Joplin - excellent stream of consciousness writing which isn’t surprising given his raw intelligence: http://thedeadline.tumblr.com/post/5904630983/what-i-learned-in-joplin

8PM
May122011
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