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Q&A: Moses Sumney Delves Into Solitude His Own Way On Aromanticism

Nothing about Moses Sumney is ordinary. When you set out to solve for x in the equation of two strict Ghanaian parents who also happen to both be pastors, the solution is usually not one acclaimed singer-songwriter operating at an intersection of genres. Especially one that has a B.A. in Creative Writing, a circle of…

Michael Friedman, Remembered by His Friends and Collaborators

The composer and lyricist Michael Friedman, known for his work on Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Fortress of Solitude, and much more, died on September 9 at age 41 from complications of HIV/AIDS. For us, the loss is profound, and it is personal. The impact he made on both of our lives ... More »

This Lighthouse And Sweet Lonely Solitude Can Be Yours For $650K

Located just under 500 miles away from your overpriced Brooklyn studio is this entire island with a lighthouse on it, which costs less than the aforementioned closet you live in. And it's even situated in a similarly named place: Brooklin. Your bizarro life awaits. [ more › ]

4 Things Solitude Will Do for You

W E LIVE in an age of noise. Getting some time for yourself is a challenge. But if we are going to lead effectively, we need white space. We need solitude. I know none of us have any extra time, but there is overwhelming evidence that...Show More Summary

The Point of Solitude

Thomas Merton, Journals, vol. 7, p. 276: The point of solitude is to preserve myself from a certain sort of contagion. I would add that being alone is not enough if you are feeding on media dreck 'in solitude.' For...

Subalpine Solitude

For a naturalist, the Colorado Front Range is a wonderful place to live; within an hour's drive of our Littleton farm, I am able to explore five life zones. On the other hand, the region has become increasingly congested with humansShow More Summary

5 Really Fun Things to do on Your Next Camping Trip

Camping is a perfect getaway from the humdrum of modern-day life and gives you the much-wanted solitude from problems. It is, therefore, important that camping should be done right, and this is what we are exactly going to discuss. Leaving aside the technicalities of camping—such as what equipment should be carried along, etc—we are going […]

A game for two

Some art can be made in solitude, straight out of the artist’s head. But portraiture is a game for two.…

A game for two

2 months agoArts : Night and Day

Some art can be made in solitude, straight out of the artist’s head. But portraiture is a game for two.…

What’s Your Most Fruitful Time for Thinking?

“Some of the most fruitful thinking times are when I wake after sleeping a few hours, and in the seamless time when nothing needs to be done, not even getting up, I meditate.” –May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude When is your most fruitful...Show More Summary

5 Things Everyone Should Try (and Get Comfortable With) Doing Alone

Being alone is strangely one of those things you have to learn to be good it. Introverts may naturally be more drawn to solitude but if you're a people person, you like to surround yourself with company when you can and often times, for the sake of avoiding loneliness. Show More Summary

How to fend off over-collaboration and do deep work

3 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

GUEST: The modern workplace is full of distractions. Once a bastion of cubicle-sized fortresses of solitude, it’s now a buzzing hive of activity, fueled by the rise of open office spaces and an emphasis on teamwork. Indeed, we’re in danger of over-collaborating – too many opinions, too obsessed with consensus, not enough time spent getting work […]

On Gabo Conquering the World

My latest column is up at Lit Hub this week, “Why is One Hundred Years of Solitude Eternally Beloved?” I found this an interesting question to ponder, as One Hundred Years of Solitude turns 50 this year (apparently it happened right on May 30), and it has had astonishing success in terms of translation and Continue Reading

15.20 – MU Plus+ Podcast

We plug back into the matrix this week to investigate “The Machine Zone” and discover how our hyper connected society is eating away at the dwindling resource of solitude and why missing this crucial experience will change humanity forever.  We then somehow find connections between missing 411...

Elie Wiesel on the Loneliness of Leadership, How Our Questions Unite Us, and How Our Answers Divide Us

4 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Could it be that questions are the remedy for solitude? After all, we have learned from history that people are united by questions. It is the answers that divide them."

Our Identities and Political Thinking Are Formed in Our Free Time, Which Is Constantly Shrinking

We get our deepest and most important thinking done in solitude in our free time. But that condition is less and less available to us. The following is an excerpt from the new book The Aesthetic Imperative: Writings on Art by Peter Sloterdijk...Show More Summary

Seeking Inspiration…

Picasso said this: ‘Without great solitude no serious work is possible’ (thanks Sean) If I only had the time! I have been struggling of late. Part low energy Jeb Bush and Angry Donald Trump. Not a good combo for being the best Howie. Ellen...Show More Summary

The Song of Solitude: A Mysterious 52 Hertz Call From the Deep

Toward the end of the 1980s, and with the Cold War era coming to a close, a number of deep sea hydrophones (that is, underwater microphones) once used for spying were getting a new lease on life. Specifically, they were being repurposed by agencies like NOAA for...

Where To Dine at Lake Las Vegas

10 Restaurants To Try at Lake Las Vegas Lake Las Vegas is like a hidden resort where celebrities can get away from the real world and hunker down in solitude, away from fans. President Barack Obama escaped there in 2012 to prepare for his first debate with Mitt Romney. Show More Summary

Trek-in prefab cabin offers luxury sustainable lodgings for campers

Trek-In is a prefabricated cabin available designed for campers and those seeking solitude in beautiful natural surroundings - in The Netherlands. Designed by MoodWorks Architecture with the help of Kristel Hermans Architectuur, the Trek-In is built from FSC-certified wood and features a compact but efficient design, perfect for a family vacation. Show More Summary

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