This post from Big Think offers some clarity, with the help of an ancient Japanese concept, about the idea of what it means to live a fulfilling life. The concept is called Ikigai, a term that according to the post can be interpreted in different […]

Notebooks are making a comeback; there’s something to be said about pen and paper. I prefer Moleskine notebooks, but Field Notes makes an array of notebooks as well. These (from a collection called National Crop Edition) draw their inspiration from promotional notebooks given to American […]

Author and bookstore owner Ann Patchett takes readers on a wonderful tour of her favorite bookstores around the country in this article in the New York Times. I will certainly visit her store in Nashville, Parnassus Books, when I get a chance to travel in […]

This is pretty cool. It’s called Starfield. It’s an art installation by the French art collective Lab212. “It involves a swing, the projection of a star field in front of it and a Microsoft Kinect.” Participants can swing over scenes from the earth, Saturn’s rings, […]

I really wish Ludovico Einaudi would tour the United States. I first began to enjoy his music just a few years ago, when I first heard his previous work, In a Time Lapse, which is wonderful. Now his current release, Elements, is getting constant play […]

This video came to me from a link provided by Jeremy Zilar, blog specialist and content strategist for the New York Times. It is called The Illusion of Life, and it was posted on Vimeo by cento lodigiani: “The 12 basic principles of animation were […]

Ever since I first saw Pat Metheny in concert more than 20 years ago, I don’t think I’ve missed a chance to see him when he’s played in a nearby town. To date, Pat Metheny’s show for his multi-award-winning CD Secret Story is the best […]