A Word for Living Creatures

- beginning with a line from Paul Celan's "The Meridian"
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None of us spend time worrying about things that don’t need to be worried about. Right?


  1. Schedule it in. Some days you may not get any time to do work on your craft, but there’s certainly a hole somewhere in your week where you can squeeze in 30 or 10 or even 5 minutes. Find that time and make it a priority to do the work.

  2. Focus on what needs to be done. Stop worrying…

A tool is an object used to shorten the distance between a vision and its realization.
Wherever your life ends, it is all there. The utility of living consists not in the length of days, but in the use of time; a man may have lived long, and yet lived but a little. Make use of time while it is present with you. It depends upon your will, and not upon the number of days, to have a sufficient length of life.
Montaigne on death and the art of living – half a millennium later, still an indispensable read. (via explore-blog)

(via explore-blog)


“First, not everything in your master list of tasks will fit into a single day. Get over it.” ~ Aaron Mahnke


“Revision is a destructive space; it often requires destroying the physical space in which I’m working as well as the mental space and the work itself. The revision space necessitates a different mindset than the writing one.” ~ Erin Feldman

Photo by rcrowley

Someday perhaps I will go around carrying only a book, a change of clothes, a pen, a water bottle, a folding umbrella, and a little capsule that turns into my livelihood when opened. Rollable hi-res screen and keyboard, tiny computer the size of a cell phone or smaller but as light as a pen, with high-speed satellite connectivity anywhere on the globe. In this world, my sleeping bag, pad and windproof hammock weigh only a pound put together. For half of the year I travel the world, alone and with companions, with a small bag slung over my shoulder like Kwai Chang Caine. We sleep outdoors, travel on trains, and a few days of the week sit some place cozy and create beautiful software or solve interesting problems that improve the world.


DrawAStickman will not only drain you of precious moments of productivity, it will make you feel like a rockstar animator. Created by development firm Hitcents, the site displays its talents in a pretty grand way. (via Draw a Stickman and Start Your Animated Adventure)

DrawAStickman does waste time, but it’s such a fun waste of time. Besides, creativity should be silly at times.