The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster

the machine stops by e.m. forster

The Machine Stops by Edward Morgan Forster is a short story published in the Oxford and Cambridge Review in 1909. What’s most amazing to me is imaginging what prompted him to write this story in those days. This “meditation” of his, as he calls it, predicts with almost eerie accuracy some developments which seem to … Read more

newcomb pottery in the age of AI

Every once in a while I randomly come across something that fascinates me. The latest rabbit hole I went down was Newcomb Pottery, which is a true gem of American art history. It represents not only the skill and creativity of its makers but also speaks to the values and social movements of its time. … Read more

77 positive journaling prompts to level up your life

writing in journal

Positive journaling prompts are an incredible tool for building a more positive mindset and unlocking a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. As you put pen to paper, each word becomes a key that opens doors to personal growth and self-reflection. In this article, we will delve into the benefits, best practices, … Read more

geoff dyer on writing

Geoff Dyer

A while ago I randomly stumbled over a book by Geoff Dyer which continues to delight me, to the point where I eventually wondered who is this dude? and figured I’d see if I could find a video of him on YouTube. In the beginning he tells the story of how he signed a contract … Read more

creative journal ideas

creative journal ideas

In a world filled with blank pages and untold stories, there exists a realm where creativity reigns supreme. It is a place where imagination knows no bounds, where thoughts transform into vibrant strokes of color, and where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. It is, of course, your creative journal—and in this post, you’ll find creative journal … Read more

do it anyway – mother teresa

mother teresa artwork

This poem and prayer was found on the walls of Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta: People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.Forgive them anyway. If you are kind,people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.Be kind anyway. If you are successful,you will win some false friends and some true enemies.Succeed anyway. If you … Read more

why jerry seinfeld didn’t do a 10th season (despite being offered $110M+)

Jerry Seinfeld co-created the most successful show in the history of television, and after nine seasons they offered him $110 million to do one more season—and he said no. Years later, Howard Stern asked him why he didn’t accept the offer, and his answer was beautiful: The love affair between the people that were making … Read more

even the greats make stupid mistakes – dominic miller’s ridiculous audition with sting

One of the great musical collaborations of recent times had quite a funny origin. Sting and Dominic Miller created incredible songs together, including Fields of Gold, and Shape Of My Heart. But Miller almost screwed it up. He was a musician in London at the time, and got invited to audition with Sting, who at … Read more