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Schopenhauer on the Essential Difference Between How Art and Science Reveal the World

“[Science] is like the innumerable showering drops of the waterfall, which, constantly changing, never rest for an instant; [art] is like the rainbow, quietly resting on this raging torrent.”<p><i>“We reach forth and strain every nerve, but we seize only a bit of the curtain that hides the infinite from</i> …

Evolutionary Biologist Lynn Margulis on the Spirituality of Science and the Interconnectedness of Life Across Time, Space, and Species

“The fact that we are connected through space and time shows that life is a unitary phenomenon, no matter how we express that fact.”<p><i>“Our origins are of the earth,”</i> marine biologist Rachel Carson wrote in contemplating science and our spiritual bond with nature. <i>“And so there is in us a deeply seated</i> …

Beatrix Potter

John Cheever on the Pain of Loneliness and How It Feeds the Beauty and Creative Restlessness of Youth

“A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey’s gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind.”<p><i>“If I could catch the feeling, I would; the feeling of the singing of the real world, as one is driven by</i> …

Literature

The Difficult Art of Self-Compassion

“We need to re-learn the value of calculated moments of self-compassion; we need to appreciate the role of self-care in a good, ambitious and fruitful life.”<p><i>“Compassion,”</i> wrote historian Karen Armstrong in considering the proper meaning of the Golden Rule, <i>“asks us to look into our own hearts,</i> …

A Brave and Startling Truth: Astrophysicist Janna Levin Reads Maya Angelou’s Stunning Humanist Poem That Flew to Space, Inspired by Carl Sagan

“Out of such chaos, of such contradiction / We learn that we are neither devils nor divines…”<p>The second annual <i>Universe in Verse</i> — a celebration of science through poetry, and a voice of resistance against the assault on nature — opened with the poem “A Brave and Startling Truth” by <b>Maya Angelou</b> …

Literature

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Diseases of the Will: Neuroscience Founding Father Santiago Ramón y Cajal on the Six Psychological Flaws That Keep the Talented from Achieving Greatness

“Our neurons must be used … not only to know but also to transform knowledge; not only to experience but also to construct.”<p><i>“Principles are good and worth the effort only when they develop into deeds,”</i> Van Gogh wrote to his brother in a beautiful letter about talking vs. doing and the human pursuit …

To Paint Is to Love Again: Henry Miller on Art, How Hobbies Enrich Us, and Why Good Friends Are Essential for Creative Work

“What sustains the artist is the look of love in the eyes of the beholder. Not money, not the right connections, not exhibitions, not flattering reviews.”<p>One particularly icy winter day not too long ago, I reluctantly retired my bike, took the subway into Manhattan, and gave up my seat to a kindly …

Having It Out with Melancholy: Amanda Palmer Reads Jane Kenyon’s Stunning Poem About Life With and After Depression

“What hurt me so terribly all my life until this moment?”<p><i>“The gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain,”</i> William Styron wrote in what remains the most gripping account of living with depression. As time pools that gray drizzle into an ocean of anguish, we …

9 Best Ways to Stay (Mostly) Unruffled With Toddlers

Toddlers are experts at ruffling our feathers, but these tiny people mean no disrespect. Testing our limits (and patience) is impulsive behavior on …

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

“Loneliness is personal, and it is also political. Loneliness is collective… We are in this together, this accumulation of scars… What matters is kindness; what matters is solidarity.”<p><i>“You are born alone. You die alone. The value of the space in between is trust and love,”</i> artist Louise Bourgeoise …

Literature

The Banality of Evil: Hannah Arendt on the Normalization of Human Wickedness and Our Only Effective Antidote to It

“Under conditions of terror most people will comply but some people will not… No more is required, and no more can reasonably be asked, for this planet to remain a place fit for human habitation.”<p><i>“Never react to an evil in such a way as to augment it,”</i> the great French philosopher and activist …

Totalitarianism

How We Become Who We Are: Meghan Daum on Nostalgia, Aging, and Why We Romanticize Our Imperfect Younger Selves

In her mind-bending meditation on what makes you and your young self the same person despite a lifetime of changes, philosopher Rebecca Goldstein pondered the philosophical conundrum of our “integrity of identity that persists over time, undergoing changes and yet still continuing to be.” …

Cheesy Puff Pastry Baked Eggs

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.<p>Place the sheet of puff pastry on a lightly floured work surface and …

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Sherwood Anderson on Art and Life: A Letter of Advice to His Teenage Son

The quest to find one’s purpose and live the creative life boldly is neither simple nor easy, especially for a young person trying to make sense of the world and his place in it.<p>In the spring of 1926, <b>Sherwood Anderson</b> (September 13, 1876–March 8, 1941) sent his seventeen-year-old son John a …

This Is Water: David Foster Wallace on Life

On September 12, 2008, David Foster Wallace took his own life, becoming a kind of patron-saint of the “tortured genius” myth of creativity. Just three years prior to his suicide, he stepped onto the podium at Kenyon College and delivered one of the most timeless graduation speeches of all time — …

Leo Tolstoy on Emotional Infectiousness and What Separates Good Art from the Bad

By 1897, <b>Leo Tolstoy</b> (September 9, 1828–November 20, 1910) was already a literary legend of worldwide acclaim and a man deeply invested in his ultimate quest to unravel the most important wisdom on life. But he shocked the world when he published <b>What Is Art?</b> (<i>public library</i>; <i>public domain</i>) that year …

Bukowski’s Letter of Gratitude to the Man Who Helped Him Quit His Soul-Sucking Job and Become a Full-Time Writer

<i>“Unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut,”</i> <b>Charles Bukowski</b> (August 16, 1920–March 9, 1994) wrote in his famous poem about what it takes to be a writer, <i>“don’t do it.”</i> But Bukowski himself was a late bloomer in the journey of finding one’s purpose, as his …

Dostoyevsky on Why There Are No Bad People

Legendary Russian writer <b>Fyodor Dostoyevsky</b> (November 11, 1821–February 9, 1881) is best known as one of literary history’s titans, but he was also a brilliant entrepreneur and pioneer of self-publishing. Under the auspices of his enterprising wife Anna, Dostoyevsky overcame his ruinous gambling …

How Steinbeck Used the Diary as a Tool of Discipline, a Hedge Against Self-Doubt, and a Pacemaker for the Heartbeat of Creative Work

“Just set one day’s work in front of the last day’s work. That’s the way it comes out. And that’s the only way it does.”<p>Many celebrated writers have championed the creative benefits of keeping a diary, but no one has put the diary to more impressive practical use in the creative process than <b>John</b> …

Kafka’s Remarkable Letter to His Abusive and Narcissistic Father

“It is, after all, not necessary to fly right into the middle of the sun, but it is necessary to crawl to a clean little spot on earth where the sun sometimes shines and one can warm oneself a little.”<p><b>Franz Kafka</b> was one of history’s most prolific and expressive practitioners of what Virginia Woolf …

Literature

Oliver Sacks on Storytelling, the Curious Psychology of Writing, and What His Friendship with the Poet Thom Gunn Taught Him About Creativity and Originality

“The act of writing is an integral part of my mental life; ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing… a special, indispensable form of talking to myself.”<p>Who we are and who we become is in large part the combinatorial product of the people and ideas we surround ourselves with — what William …

Turning Trauma into Power: Marina Abramovic on How Her Harrowing Childhood Became the Raw Material for Her Art

“You know you are an artist if you have to do art — it’s like breathing and you have no choice. Nothing should be able to stop you.”<p>Let’s get one thing out of the way: Although creative history is littered with tortured geniuses who survived terrible childhoods full of abuse and violence — take …

You Are Not the Target: Laura Huxley on Course-Correcting the Paths of Love and Not-Love

“In all its manifestations and however it is produced, not-love tends to beget not-love. The energy of love is needed to reconvert not-love into love.”<p><i>“Construction and destruction alike satisfy the will to power,”</i> Bertrand Russell wrote in 1926, <i>“but construction is more difficult as a rule, and</i> …

Nabokov on Inspiration and the Six Short Stories Everyone Should Read

<i>“Show up, show up, show up,”</i> Isabel Allende advised, <i>“and after a while the muse shows up, too.”</i> <i>“Inspiration is for amateurs,”</i> Chuck Close famously proclaimed, <i>“the rest of us just show up and get to work.”</i> <i>“When you work regularly,”</i> Gretchen Rubin asserted, <i>“inspiration strikes regularly.”</i> But as …

Projects - Guardian Childcare Centre

The Guardian Early Learning model is based on the Reggio Emilia learning framework. This approach of self-directed learning and exposure to risk …

50 Questions To Ask Your Kids Instead Of Asking “How Was Your Day”

Now that we have a new baby in our home, time with my oldest girls (ages 8 and 6) is even more difficult to find. Between constant nursing sessions …

The Bedtime Hoops: 4 Important Questions to Ask Your Kids Every Night

I love my kids, but by bedtime, I’m just exhausted. At 8pm, my patience shuts off. It’s like I have some sort of glitch in my mommy code, or maybe I …

The Gift of Presence, The Perils of Advice

When my mother went into a nursing home not long before she died, my wife and I were told that, for a modest increase in the monthly fee, the staff …