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Sometimes you discover one of your favourite humans from pre-puberty has been far off in the Lapland and Moscow and such perfecting a wonderful new App about storytelling. Get it, it’s free.

See my little ditty about my new hometown.  

 

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Creative Routines

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“We all have the same 24 hours that Beyoncé has” and its various iterations took the web by storm in late 2013 as the megastar became the figurehead of not only having it all, but being able to somehow do it all too.

How do creatives – composers, painters, writers, scientists, philosophers – find the time to produce their opus? Mason Currey investigated the rigid Daily Rituals that hundreds of creatives practiced in order to carve out time, every day, to work their craft. Some kept to the same disciplined regimen for decades while others locked in patterns only while working on specific works.

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There are enough data to visualize a portion of the hundreds of creative lifestyles. Click the poster to discover:
Gustave Flaubert
Ludwig Van Beethoven
W.A. Mozart
Thomas Mann
Sigmund Freud
Immanuel Kant
Maya Angelou
John Milton
Honore de Balzac
Victor Hugo
Charles Dickens
W.H. Auden
Charles Darwin

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In the past three hours that I’ve been made aware of this App, I’ve decided I’m REALLY into it. Like I said to Sab, a dear friend and one of the cool folks who birthed Telller from their mind-loins, its a great way of sharing stories- no big looming text boxes to fill with unnecessary words, yet more words than can be added than Insta (without the weirdness of hash-tagging, for those of us who have, as yet, escaped it’s #clutches.)

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This year, mend a quarrel.

Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love and then speak it again. – Howard W. Hunter

This year, men…

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