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Wendell Berry on Solitude and Why Pride and Despair Are the Two Great Enemies of Creative Work

2 days agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"True solitude is found in the wild places, where one is without human obligation. One’s inner voices become audible... In consequence, one responds more clearly to other lives." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

The Fine Art Of Solitude

6 days agoOdd : Thought Catalog

As you wake up from a deep slumber, you think to yourself why is it that a lot of people tell you that one of the worst things in life is waking up alone.

12 Homes for People Who Never Want Visitors

last weekOdd : Weird Worm

Sometimes, solitude is an absolute delight. It’s okay to be social and friendly most of the time, but now and then you just want to have some time to yourself. And let’s not even get started on the whole concept of people dropping by...Show More Summary

How to Be Alone: 14 Quips and Tips

I wasn't so sure I would appreciate a book called "How to Be Alone" – I love my solitude and hardly need lessons. It turns out, though, that Sara Maitland's book is filled with great insights and perspectives. Here are a few of my favorites. read more

Our Walls

A wall is more likely to keep out a saint than a villain. Comfort can be found in solitude but eventually you'll have a poor companion. Many who build walls don't realize they're in the bricks and mortar business. Walls can provide you with time to think while your adversaries search for ladders.

For Introverts: How To Manage Your Overwhelming Social Calendar

Being an introvert need not relegate you to a life of solitude. A vibrant social life that fits your personality and honors your brain chemistry is well within reach. These are the rules Tyler Tervooren follows, and they keep this sensitive...Show More Summary

The Solitude Of Space Exploration Should Be Turned Into A Tablet Game

Video: There might not be anything more awesome than going to space. It’s an incredible achievement and the idea of exploring the unknown is fascinating. But as this short animation called Solus by Zac Dixon for Identity Visuals shows, it can get quite lonely. Watch it, it’s nearly as good as any feature. More »      

Ultra Luxury Bathroom Inspiration

Perhaps more than any other room in the house, the bathroom is a private retreat. It is a place where we perform important daily rituals and where we take the time to truly indulge ourselves with the wonderful luxury of solitude. The bathrooms collected here use their own design elements but have the luxury factor […]

Superman Symbol Letterman Jacket

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : GeekAlerts

Be too cool for school in this Superman Symbol Letterman Jacket. With this jacket you will look like you attend the University of Solitude learning how to fly and shoot X-ray vision from your eyes. This jacket is made from 60% cotton and 40% polyester. It features the famous symbol for the House of El! […]

Nico: These Days

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Nico's version of "These Days" is the perfect fall song. It's the kind of music best listened to in solitude, sipping tea and contemplating failure and the nagging sense of unspecific loss that accompanies the passage of time and the change to a chillier season. Read more...

White Noise on White Noise

“In the silence, there is solitude. In the solitude, there is silence. This is the whole point of technology. It creates an appetite for immortality on the one hand. It threatens universal extinction on the other. Technology is lust removed from nature.” Don DeLillo, author of White Noise, “reviews“ Taylor Swift‘s white noise for The […]

How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself: A Timely Vintage Field Guide to Self-Reliant Play and Joyful Solitude

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"These days, you see a kid lying on his back and looking blank and you begin to wonder what’s wrong with him. There’s nothing wrong with him, except he’s thinking... He is trying to arrive at some conclusion about his thumb." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

Jon Hamm & Jennifer Westfeldt Make it a Date Night at 'The Fortress Of Solitude' Opening

Jon Hamm is all smiles while stepping out for “The Fortress Of Solitude” Opening Night Celebration held at The Public Theater on Wednesday evening (October 22) in New York City. The 43-year-old actor was joined on the carpet by his wife Jennifer Westfeldt. “The Fortress of Solitudeis the extraordinary coming-of-age story about 1970s Brooklyn [...]

The Architecture of Bliss: Artist Anne Truitt on the Perfect Daily Routine and How Parenting Shapes Our Capacity for Savoring Solitude

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"It is heavenly to work until I am tired... [After dinner] I usually return to my solitude, happy to have been in good company, happy to leave it." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

How To Find Solitude In An Era Of Constant Connection

Have we lost the ability to sit quietly, alone with our thoughts? Here's why we need to get that quietness back. Anyone born before 1985 is lucky. They have experienced life before and after the Internet. They remember what happened when their ride didn't show up, and when they had to kill three hours in an airport. Show More Summary

31 Days of Halloween — Day 2, 21 More Black Women in Horror Writing

Sumiko Saulson is the author of Solitude, Warmth, The Moon Cried Blood, and Happiness and Other Diseases. Her blog, “Things That Go Bump in my Head,” focuses on horror writing, women in horror writing, African-Americans in horror writing, and other topics. Show More Summary

23 Smart Ways to Sneak Me Time Into Every Day

Hanging with people you love is awesome, but solitude is good for your well-being too. We partnered with Stayfree ® pads to encourage you to get comfy going it alone with these tips that help you take time out for yourself every day. Let's...Show More Summary

Amtrak Residency offers 24 writers a desk during a long train ride

3 months agoArts : Art Beat

Amtrak named 24 writers who will receive an Amtrak Residency to write on board a train during a long-distance ride. Photo courtesy of Amtrak For some, writing is best tackled in solitude. For others, linguistic discoveries are best made...Show More Summary

Young Statues – “Run The River Dry” (Stereogum Premiere)

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Philadelphia-based Young Statues recorded their second full-length album, The Flatlands Are Your Friend, in self-imposed solitude in a studio in Athens, Georgia, free from distraction. This is their first full-length album as a quartet, following a self-titled 2011 LP, as well as the 2013 EP Age Isn’t Ours. The entirety of The Flatlands Are Your [...]

A Conversation With Michael Harris, Author of ‘The End of Absence’

3 months agoTechnology : Bits

Mr. Harris tries to remind people in his new book that solitude in the digital age is important to find a sense of self.

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