As you may have guessed from the emphasis on creative writing in these classes, I am a fan of role-playing. After all, in a story you can be anyone... or anything. This cartoon shows why this is a very valuable life skill to master! The cartoon is about playing Dungeons and Dragons, but I think it works just as well if you readabout dragons too!
Grant Snider is an ingenious artist, and he has created many posters inspired by reading and writing. I really like this poster about the dangers of reading, especially the part about proofreading of course, ha ha. For the full-size view, see Grant Snider's blog: Reading Is Dangerous. His work is also available in poster-size to put on your wall.
"Patient care is more than just healing -- it's building a connection that encompasses mind, body and soul. If you could stand in someone else's shoes . . . hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you treat them differently?"
Here is a more complete version of the quote: Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace, and wit, reminders of order, calm, and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark. The pleasure they give is steady, unorgastic, reliable, deep, and long-lasting. In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still, and absorbed. – Germaine Greer
From the Joy of Tech by Nitrozac and Snaggy (Liza Schmalcel and Bruce Evans). I like this techno approach to meditation! In your mind's browser, clear your cache... now delete your history... now navigate to a blank web page.
I thought this video was very funny, and also very thought-provoking. Plus I really like the idea of going "tabless" every once in a while! James Hamblin is an editor at The Atlantic, and you can see his other articles there. His idea for "Tabless Thursday" got written up in Lifehacker: "Save up tasks for Thursdays that need intense focus. Tabless Thursday can be your day to intensely single-task and avoid multiple tabs in your browser. One tab, one task, one day a week. The other six days you can tab to your heart's delight."