Here’s a very personal testimony about the toll creative work can take on you.
Garrett (my oldest son) and I put together a large map of 1775 Boston for his presentation at school this week (with help from FedEx Office, Wikipedia, and Photoshop). “It is June 1775,” he begins. “We’ve been under siege here in Boston for two months.”
Great thoughts from Willa Cather on productivity vs. creativity, selling out, and more:
The kind of life that makes one feel empty and shallow and superficial, that makes one dread to read and dread to think, can’t be good for one, can it? It can’t be the kind of life one was meant to live.
I had a blast from the past when someone starred this tweet from 3½ years ago:
7 March 2013 – 7:41 PM
I read all my Instapaper list on my SFO->MCO flight today. Based on recommendations from friends, I’m finally going to give @Pocket a try.
I reached “Instapaper Zero” that day and switched to Pocket. I still add to or read from Pocket every day. I’m currently at “Pocket 391”, but I’m actively working on it with a burn-down chart now.
I’ve really been enjoying playing the solo/cooperative game The Game over the last few weeks — especially with Beth Sobel’s beautiful Textile reskin. I finally played all 98 cards and won this morning!
The economist John Maynard Keynes predicted a society so prosperous that people would hardly have to work. But that isn’t exactly how things have played out.
I played World’s Fair 1893 with Alex (the game designer) for the first time in real life this weekend at Unpub 6. (We played it a lot during development, but only online through Roll20.)