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If you have trouble waking up in the morning, perhaps a sexy Frenchman could help. There’s a new app that will seduce you awake. *waggles eyebrows* I think that’s all well and good, but I’d prefer an actual sexy Frenchman to wake me up in the morning :)
In other app news, you can borrow a dog to walk and play with. No, that’s not a metaphor.
These IKEA-designed refugee shelters are amazing.
Uh, the Dixie Chicks are going back on tour. Who’s coming with me?
If people spoke to other professions the way they speak to writers. An oldie but goodie.
You said a Wall Street banker? Interesting. Would I know any of the economies you ruined with borderline illegal practices?
I always need the reminder that creativity is helped by failure. Fortunately, I fail often, so it’s just a matter of turning that into a mantra.
As Ed Catmull, the president of Pixar, put it: “Early on, all of our movies suck. That’s a blunt assessment, I know, but I… choose that phrasing because saying it in a softer way fails to convey how bad the first versions of our films really are. I’m not trying to be modest or self-effacing by saying this. Pixar films are not good at first, and our job is to make them go… from suck to non-suck. We are true believers in the iterative process – reworking, reworking and reworking again, until a flawed story finds its throughline or a hollow character finds its soul.”
I have a feeling I will be pulling this article out many times throughout my life.
My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times.
There will always be times when you feel discouraged. I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it. I will not entertain it. It is not allowed to eat from my plate.
The reason is this: In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here. The good words we say and the good deeds we do are not ours. They are the words and deeds of the One who brought us here. In that spirit, I hope you will write this on your wall: When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.