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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

5 days 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

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

2 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

"Without great solitude no serious work is possible."

“Without great solitude no serious work is possible.” - Picasso

Top 10 Alan Watts Quotes

1. The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. – Alan Watts 2. I owe my solitude to other people. – Alan Watts 3. To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of […] The post Top 10 Alan Watts Quotes appeared first on Entrepreneurboy.

Social Media Honors Novelist Gabriel García Márquez, Who Died... In 2014

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Have you seen all the heartfelt remembrances of Gabriel García Márquez, best known for his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude? Yes, García Márquez is dead. But for some reason a lot of people on social media think he died sometime in the past week. The Colombian author died in 2014. Read more...

Feature: The Return of Lorde

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Four years after her debut album, the pop prodigy is back with a testimonial to heartbreak and solitude.

Feature: The Return of Lorde

Four years after her debut album, the pop prodigy is back with a testimonial to heartbreak and solitude.

A Mirrored House By Doug Aitken Reflects California's Desert Beauty and Solitude

The piece is Aitken's contribution to Desert X, the first biennial for desert art.

Two Solid Dudes read Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan

Two Solitudes is the daddy of Canadian Lit. A family saga where the family is Canada. Separatists, blackmailing priests, and a sea captain with one leg. The post Two Solid Dudes read Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan appeared first on Rogues Portal.

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