Coffee and Oranges: Sunday Links for Readers and Writers

Complacencies of the peignoir, and late Coffee and oranges in a sunny chair… “Sunday Morning,” by Wallace Stevens David Foster Wallace’s Advice to College Graduates If you read or watch nothing else in this week’s list of links, devote ten minutes to this 2005 speech given by David Foster Wallace to Kenyon College graduates: Carl …

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On the Creativity of Childhood and the Magic of Technology

A couple of really good links to share to start your week: 1. Childhood and Creativity In my Creative Thinking class today, we are discussing the creative personality (starting with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s theory of creative complexity), and a perfect companion is Maria Konnikova’s recent Scientific American piece, “The Big Lesson of a Little Prince: (Re)capture the Creativity of …

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Sunday Links: Fiction, Photosynth App, and Burnout

1. The Social and Emotional Value of Fiction Having just returned from a family vacation that had built-in time for reading the novel Ender’s Shadow (on the heels of having re-read Ender’s Game, which I wrote about here) and starting The Stress of Her Regard, by Tim Powers, I appreciated yesterday’s New York Times opinion piece, “Your Brain on …

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