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Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott

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Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott

The best parts of Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year by Anne Lamott:

Little by little I think I’m letting go of believing that I’m in charge, that I’m God’s assistant football coach. It’s so incredibly hard to let go of one’s passion for control. It...

Hotels I Recommend to Friends

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Hotels I Recommend to Friends

The best travel tips are always from friends, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite hotels. I sometimes plan trips around where I’d like to stay, and though I’m devoted to airbnb lately, these are a few hotels where you should stay if you ever get the chance.

The hotels on this list meet all my criteria...

The Stars Do Sing

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The Stars Do Sing

The poem Silence of the Stars by David Wagoner mentions that natives in the Kalahari desert can hear the stars sing. I wondered whether there was any science behind it, and came across this:

Scientists are using stellar seismology (or asteroseismology) to study the structure of pulsating stars. Star “earthquakes” do make sounds, but we...

Valerie Jarrett

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Valerie Jarrett

From Esquire’s interview of Valerie Jarrett, Senior White House Advisor:

• If somebody’s trying to get you angry, the calmer you get, the angrier they’ll get. • Just because you’re nervous doesn’t mean you have to look nervous. Nobody can look inside you. Project what you want to project. •...

Nick Cave

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Nick Cave

Nick Cave‘s work makes me think, “Yay! Yay! YAY!”

I want to put these on and dance around.

Doesn’t he seem like he must have been so fun to play...

Bone Records

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Bone Records

I first heard about Bone Records at a Pop-Up Magazine event, and the idea made me a little teary.

From the 1930s-60s, vinyl was too expensive in the Soviet Union, so bootleggers began using X-ray plates to...

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

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Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

Maggie Shipstead is a friend, she came to one of our Mighty Summits. I know someone at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop probably already told you this Maggie, but hell you can write.

A few of my favorite parts of Astonish Me:

He kissed her once, just before he left...

Joe Brouchu’s Sprinkles Art

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Joe Brouchu’s Sprinkles Art

Joe Brouchu made a dog portrait using sprinkles, 221,184 rainbow nonpareils in six colors. It took him about eight months. (via Artstomer)

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Rock to Never Never Land

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Rock to Never Never Land

I like it when real life reads like an Onion headline.

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Piccolo in Minneapolis

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Piccolo in Minneapolis

Bay scallop crudo with coconut, golden raisins, hot pepper and citron vinegar

Thanks so much for the Minneapolis tips, everyone! I’m exploring like crazy and the food and cocktails here are so good. I made a reservation at Piccolo to celebrate our first night in town, and it...

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