"A persistent effort to examine any belief or supposed form of knowledge in the light of the evidence that supports or refutes it and the further conclusions to which it tends." — E. M. Glaser (1941). An Experiment in the Development of Critical Thinking.
This was written by author Warren Ellis, from his latest newsletter. Worth a read. The most fascinating thing about Kanye's set at Glastonbury was the lighting rig. I'm not being snarky. It was a giant plate of lights that lowered down on the stage like a blazing lid. And, with the absence of any other … Continue reading Kanye West and the Glastonbury Incident
From his latest Orbital Operations newsletter: All of which is to say: so much of this absurd job is feeding the compost bin. I have spoken in the past to so many writers, not even limited to beginning writers, who focus on prodigious word counts and/or deep narrow research wells. Or just reading the medium … Continue reading Warren Ellis, on writing
This is reposted without permission from Neil Gaiman's Journal, from an entry titled "in the wee small hours of the morning" (7 June 2006): Hi Neil, I've been a fan of your work for awhile now and I just came across your site. I've had this nagging question, about authors, stuck in my brain for … Continue reading “The art isn’t the artist” – Neil Gaiman
This is a transcript of Barack Obama's acceptance speech, taken from News24.com.
Seen on Dan Neely's signature:
"Dan Whatsit and his preposterously awful Leonardo book are actually relevant to our theme. I usually last longer with any best-selling novel, however pathetic, than I did with his. But in his case I knew from the very first word that this was a writer of absolutely zero interest, insight, wit, understanding or ability. A … Continue reading Quote of the Week
My quote of the week goes to the Weekly Newsletter of thebiglotto.com:
- "Jesus saves, but Buddha makes incremental backups."
I received this via SMS last night (thanks Rita!):