Do Elephants Have Souls?

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Admittedly a long article, 20130404_TNA38NicolelephantstripCOLORweb(w650h200) but well worth the read. Trust Me! I’m an anonymous person on the internet. Would I lie to you?

February 5, 2014

The Beginning of Virtual Vacations?

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… I can’t decide if this RCI_Virtual_Balcony-1500-660x371 is good or the first step towards virtual vacations when we’ll never actually leave our houses but have “traveled around the world.”

February 5, 2014

Jamaican Bobsled Team

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I just rewatched Cool Runnings because of this glorious news:

Help the Jamaican Bobsled team get to Sochi!
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Hopefully the Jamaican bobsled team is able to raise enough money. Cool Runnings was a great movie in my childhood, and it would be amazing to be able to see a Jamaican team compete again!

January 19, 2014

6 WAYS TO SMASH YOUR CREATIVE BLOCK AND LAUNCH YOUR DREAM PROJECT

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Great article about getting started and getting through a creative project. While all 6 points are helpful, I particularly liked:3013978-slide-1920-6-ways-to-break-your-creative-blocks-and-launch-your-dream-project

1. EMPOWER YOURSELF TO OVERCOME YOURSELF

2. TURN AUDACIOUS GOALS INTO MANAGEABLE MILESTONES, and

3. RITUALIZE YOUR CREATIVITY

I found that writing first thing in the morning and setting a word-count goal for each week helped me get through the first draft. It is significantly easier to edit a first draft than create perfection from a blank page. Set a schedule, and get your first draft down on paper! (Or, you know, a computer file…)

December 28, 2013

Lorde

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So I’m at work today listening to Pandora, and it plays this musician that’s awesome. I like it, and it keeps playing more of their stuff. I don’t recognize the name, so I Google it. It turns out she’s a 17 year old New Zealander named Lorde. Is it acceptable for me to like this artist? Or have I just become addicted to the next teen pop sensation? Because her music is great.

December 15, 2013