Absolutely fantastic and culturally necessary read on our hidden biases, to which even the best-intentioned of us are susceptible.
I’ve travelled every way possible, and I’ve learned you need only two things (besides good health): some time and money.
Here is what I learned from 40 years of traveling: Of the two modes, it is far better to have more time than money.
When you have abundant time you can get closer to core of a place. You can hang around and see what really happens. You can meet a wider variety of people. You can slow down until the hour that the secret vault is opened. You have enough time to learn some new words, to understand what the real prices are, to wait out the weather, to get to that place that takes a week in a jeep.
Money is an attempt to buy time, but it rarely is able to buy any of the above.
Kevin Kelly explores why more time is better than more money in a beautiful meditation on travel.
Complement with some advice on travel and life from Founding Father Benjamin Rush, then learn how to worry less about money and why time gets warped while we’re on vacation.
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished,” absolutely gorgeous letterpress reminder from Holstee. For the perfect aesthetic-philosophical counterpart, pair with some humility from the oldest living things in the world.
Hemingway on how to become a good writer.
So this is amazing: German photographer and bike-lover Jonas Ginter made a 360-degree spherical panorama timelapse of himself riding around town, using 6 GoPro cameras and a 3D-printed mount.
Brilliant: Dinah Fried cooks and photographs meals from beloved books — Moby-Dick (above), Little Women, The Catcher in the Rye, Lolita, and more:
Reading and eating are natural companions, and they’ve got a lot in common. Reading is consumption. Eating is consumption. Both are comforting, nourishing, restorative, relaxing, and mostly enjoyable. They can energize you or put you to sleep. Heavy books and heavy meals both require a period of intense digestion. Just as reading great novels can transport you to another time and place, meals — good and bad ones alike — can conjure scenes very far away from your kitchen table. Some of my favorite meals convey stories of origin and tradition; as a voracious reader, I devour my favorite books.
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The Wizard of Oz reimagined by Lisbeth Zwerger, one of the most imaginative illustrators of our time — rare, gasp-gorgeous illustrations.
The little-known art of Zelda Fitzgerald – pictured here, her painting of springtime at Washington Square Park.
If you read one thing today, make it this fantastic piece on how to cultivate practical wisdom.
Pixar filmmaker Andrew Stanton in an altogether fantastic episode of NPR’s TED Radio Hour exploring what makes a great story.
Complement with more secrets of storytelling from Vladimir Nabokov, Kurt Vonnegut and Neil Gaiman, then see the neurochemistry of storytelling and the dramatic art.
Madeleine L’Engle on creativity, writing, censorship, and the art of disturbing the universe – spectacular read.