It’s like reading a book with a few pages that have been ripped out from the middle; I can continue reading, but there will always be parts in the later chapters that will leave me scratching my head, trying to guess what I missed in the pages I couldn’t find.
Earlier this summer I wrote a blog post asking if my "progress not perfection" mantra was wrong (you can read it here). A day later, a friend of mine sent me a thread from a vegan forum that bashed the post, with one commenter saying: "I have to disagree about 2% being 'great.' No, it's not. Show More Summary
A while back, prop master Eric Hart made a sword for a Legend of Zelda musical. But he decided that his replica wasn't good enough. So he made an even better one. Here's how he did it. Read more...
These past eleven months have flown by. It’s been almost a whole year since Jack and I got married, and this past year has been so different to the one that came before it. We got another kitty, spent our … read more
You better start learning how to drive a stick sooner than later, because the Focus ST-H is reportedly coming to America to shake up your rental experience with its golden wheels and stripes. Read more...
When I started writing poetry more than 20 years ago, I didn’t have ambitions of publication or poetic greatness, but I did have a target audience: originally, a girl to impress. Later … Read more
As you get older, you start seeing the world a little differently — the same goes for the books you read. Whether it was a book you were forced to read in sophomore English class or your favorite childhood novel, some literary classics have a strange way of changing when we revisit them as adults. Show More Summary
The Lego Fusion Town Master set blends brick building with Sim City. And--spoiler alert--the kids will have a blast with it. "Yo I gotta put a Lego set together later." Read Full Story
I've been watching The Giver movie project for many years and read a lot of scripts. After I'd gone to the set and sat in the editing room, it began to feel like a jigsaw puzzle. You have the blue pieces here, and the yellow pieces over there, and then it begins to all fit together. Show More Summary
Living a lie comes out sooner or later. The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anais Nin When I read this quote first, I felt something tighten in my heart. I was still at my corporate job, living in total […] The post How to Get to Know Yourself in 5 Fool-Proof Steps appeared first on Prolific Living.
It happens to the best of us. You meet someone at a party, then three days later you run into them at the grocery store and can't remember their name. The Atlantic takes a look at why that is. Read more...
It was the height of the feminist revolution and one man was trying, unsuccessfully, to publish a book about a man amidst a midlife crisis. 25 years later, Esquire editor Gordon Lish read sections of An Armful of Warm Girl in a literary magazine and demanded that Knopf reconsider publishing it (they did). This week over at […]
Logos once seemed a necessary component of a band’s public persona. To read the name Led Zeppelin is to see it written in the logo’s tall typeface (which, later, would be sort of co-opted by American Horror Story). To hear The Rolling Stones is to visualize that luscious mouth with its tongue hanging out. Show More Summary
Last week, the New York Post put "squeegee man" Gregg Washington on its cover. Two days later, he was arrested. Now, after his release from jail, he says the ordeal cost him his livelihood. Read more...
I arrived in Sao Paulo this morning after the overnight flight in coach (as always: not as terrible as everyone makes it out to be). I’ll write a bit more about that later, but I wanted to point out what … Read more » Related Posts:Show More Summary
It seemed that Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry was finally getting her happy ending when she married Javi Marroquin last fall. But nearly a year later, it’s a whole… READ ON
When I started studying economics (1973) you’d read stories about how China’s per capita GDP was about $100. Then a few years later it would be $200, then $400, then $800, then $1600, then $3200, then $6400. Some of that is inflation, but you get the idea. Now the IMF has China at about $10,000 […]
The Foursquare weening process has been a slow one. First, Swarm appeared. A few months later, it took our check-ins. And now that the original, watermelon-adorned app overhaul is finally here, it's a bit of a letdown. Read more...
Charlie Sheen and porn star fiancé Brett Rossi aren’t scheduled to get married until later this year, but the adult film actress is forcing the Anger Management star to wear… READ ON
A confession: My friends and I used to play that game where you change the “d” at the end of the word “wand” into a “g” and then you read parts of whatever Harry Potter book you happen to have in front of you and giggle as it becomes infinitely dirtier. Show More Summary