Shireen Rosales

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Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen<br>The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien<br>Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte<br>Harry Potter series - JK Rowling <br>To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee <br>The Bible<br>Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte<br>Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell<br>His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman<br>Great Expectations - Charles Dickens<br>Little Women - Louisa M Alcott<br>Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy<br>Catch 22 - Joseph Heller<br>Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier<br>The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien <br>Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk<br>Catcher in the …

When you take responsibility …

When you take responsibility for the education of 25 squirmy five-year-olds, you come face to face with the reality that your control is limited and that the only way of making it through the year is to design things so that they increasingly own their own control. Maybe we should have a workshop for all CEO’s and world leaders lead by great kindergarten teachers.

Aquino to nation: 'This is your SONA'

This is my 4th SONA; only two remain. Almost 4 years have passed since I was approached by various camps to urge me to run for the presidency. They …

Cinemalaya: New breed of Filipino talent

MANILA, Philippines - A new breed of Filipino filmmakers will be showcased in the 9th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival from July 26 to …

Pardon the Egg Salad Stains, But I’m in Love: Billy Collins Reads His Poem “Marginalia”

<i>“Full ownership of a book only comes when you have made it a part of yourself,”</i> Mortimer Adler wrote in his timeless 1941 gem <i>How to Read a Book</i>, <i>“and the best way to make yourself a part of it — which comes to the same thing — is by writing in it.”</i> Medieval monks, on the other hand, used the margins …

Sleep and the Teenage Brain

<i>“Sleep is the greatest creative aphrodisiac,”</i> Debbie Millman asserted in her advice on breaking through your creative block. <i>“Sleep deprivation will profoundly affect your creativity, your productivity, and your decision-making,”</i> Arianna Huffington cautioned graduating seniors in her Smith College …

Freud on Creative Writing and Daydreaming

<i>“Writing is a little door,”</i> Susan Sontag wrote in her diary. <i>“Some fantasies, like big pieces of furniture, won’t come through.”</i> <b>Sigmund Freud</b> (May 6, 1856–September 23, 1939) — a key figure in the making of consumer culture, deft architect of his own myth, modern plaything — set out to peek through …

The Art of Conversation: Timeless, Timely Do’s and Don’ts from 1866

Manners today are often seen as a quaint subject that belongs in Lord Chesterfield’s outlandish advice on the art of pleasing or <i>Esquire</i>‘s dated guide to dating. But in a culture where we regularly do online what we’d never do in person and behave offline in ways our grandparents wouldn’t have dared …

David Foster Wallace’s Timeless Graduation Speech on the Meaning of Life, Adapted in a Short Film

On May 21, 2005, David Foster Wallace got up before the graduating class of Kenyon college and delivered one of history’s most memorable commencement addresses. It wasn’t until Wallace’s death in 2008 that the speech took on a life of its own under the title <i>This Is Water</i>, and was even adapted into …

May 20, 1990: Advice on Life and Creative Integrity from Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson

‘Tis the season for glorious life advice dispensed by cap-and-gown-clad elders to cap-and-gown-clad youngsters, emanating a halo effect of timeless wisdom the rest of us can absorb any day, at any stage of life. On May 20, 1990, <b>Bill Watterson</b>, creator of the beloved <b>Calvin and Hobbes</b> comic strip, …

Ray Bradbury on Libraries, Space Exploration, and the Secret of Life: The Lost Comic-Con Interview

Of the many things that made <b>Ray Bradbury</b> (August 22, 1920–June 5, 2012) one of the greatest creative spirits of our time, his remarkable passion for life stood out not only as an inspiring echelon but also as a necessary antidote to our all-too-prevalent cultural trope of the tortured genius, the …

Make Good Art: Neil Gaiman’s Advice on the Creative Life, Adapted by Design Legend Chip Kidd

Among the greatest commencement addresses of all time is an extraordinary speech beloved author Neil Gaiman delivered in May of 2012 at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. So potent and enlivening was his advice on courage and the creative life that the speech was adapted into <b>Make Good Art</b></i> …

Be All Your Selves: Joss Whedon’s 2013 Wesleyan Commencement Address on Embracing Our Inner Contradictions

On the heels of this season’s finest commencement addresses — including Debbie Millman on courage and the creative life, Greil Marcus on the artificial divide between “high” and “low” culture, and Arianna Huffington on redefining success — comes screenwriter, producer, composer, and actor <b>Joss …

love

“Great love is never justified. It’s like the little tree that springs up in some inexplicable fashion on the side of a cliff: where are its roots, what does it feed on, what miracle produces those green leaves?”<p>“The man in rags outside the subway station plays love notes that lift into the sky …

Fail Safe: Debbie Millman’s Advice on Courage and the Creative Life

The seasonal trope of the commencement address is upon us as wisdom on life is being dispensed from graduation podiums around the world. After Greil Marcus’s meditation on the essence of art and Neil Gaiman’s counsel on the creative life, here comes a heartening speech by artist, strategist, and …

The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son

Here comes a fine addition to history’s greatest letters of fatherly advice from none other than <b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18 1955) — brilliant physicist, proponent of peace, debater of science and spirituality, champion of kindness — who was no stranger to dispensing epistolary …

Charles Bukowski, Arthur C. Clarke, Annie Dillard, John Cage, and Others on the Meaning of Life

The quest to understand the meaning of life has haunted humanity since the dawn of existence. Modern history alone has given us a plethora of attempted answers, including ones from Steve Jobs, Stanley Kubrick, David Foster Wallace, Anais Nin, Ray Bradbury, and Jackson Pollock’s dad. In 1988, the …

Philosopher Judith Butler on the Value of the Humanities and Why We Read

Joining the crop of notable commencement addresses — including Debbie Millman on courage and the creative life, Greil Marcus on “high” and “low” culture, Arianna Huffington on success, Joss Whedon on embracing our inner contradictions, and Oprah Winfrey on failure and finding your purpose — is …

How To Stay Sane: The Art of Revising Your Inner Storytelling

<i>“I pray to Jesus to preserve my sanity,”</i> Jack Kerouac professed in discussing his writing routine. But those of us who fall on the more secular end of the spectrum might need a slightly more potent sanity-preservation tool than prayer. That’s precisely what writer and psychotherapist <b>Philippa Perry</b> …

Charles Cooley

Charles Horton Cooley<p>Cooley from 1902 <i>Michiganensian</i><p>Born<p>17 August 1864<br>Ann Arbor, Michigan<p>Died<p>7 May 1929 (aged 65)<br>Ann Arbor, Michigan<p>Alma …

Looking-glass self

The <b>looking-glass self</b>[1] is a social psychological concept introduced by Charles Horton Cooley in 1902 (McIntyre 2006). The concept of the …

You are a sentence with no punctuation. A...

You are a sentence with no punctuation. A kaleidoscope full of colors that I don’t remember learning in elementary school. Your voice is a sound I’ve …

Envy: is when someone walks around with a pocket...

Envy: is when someone walks around with a pocket full of “that should’ve been me.”<p>Hate: is what happens when you put a shotgun to the face of …

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Don'T Go Far Off Poem by Pablo Neruda

Don'T Go Far Off - Poem by Pablo Neruda<p>Autoplay next poem<p>Don't go far off, not even for a day, because --<br>because -- I don't know how to say it: a day …

In My Sky At Twilight Poem by Pablo Neruda

pretty uncertain // authentic nerd // silence means / flabbergasted / oh good grief / i do worry about him is he really homeless oh well<p>beautiful …

Literature

Still I Rise Poem by Maya Angelou

Autoplay next video<p>You may write me down in history<br>With your bitter, twisted lies,<br>You may tread me in the very dirt<br>But still, like dust, I'll …