You are not the bell curve – @GapingVoid

I love this cartoon from Hugh MacLeod at Gaping Void… It speaks volumes.  Too often, we make decisions based on what the average person does, what “most people” do.  You are not the bell curve. You are not “most people” and there is always room for someone who is passionate, committed and exceptional at what […]

Many thanks to Kurt for his generous mention…

Thanks to Kurt Harden at Cultural Offering for his generous mention, here.

Many thanks to Kurt for his generous mention…

Thanks to Kurt Harden at Cultural Offering for his generous mention, here.

Mind of a Freelancer

HP Business Answers, via 365 Addison Avenue, has this great infographic on freelancers. Matthew’s angle is how valuable a resource freelancers can be for fast-growing small businesses: they are agile, flexible and can bring short-term “point solutions” of experience and skill that a smaller business couldn’t afford or want on a permanent basis.  It brings […]

Book Mountain – World’s Biggest Bookcase

Very beautiful – and I wonder if it’s also rather rare: a new public library.  For books! The BBC on a new public library just outside Rotterdam. The library was designed by Dutch architects, MVRDV. Also, more here on the designboom.com site Technorati Tags: Book Mountain,Rotterdam,Spijkenisse,Public LIbrary,LIbrary,books,writing,MVRDV architects

Book Mountain – World’s Biggest Bookcase

Very beautiful – and I wonder if it’s also rather rare: a new public library.  For books! The BBC on a new public library just outside Rotterdam. The library was designed by Dutch architects, MVRDV. Also, more here on the designboom.com site Technorati Tags: Book Mountain,Rotterdam,Spijkenisse,Public LIbrary,LIbrary,books,writing,MVRDV architects

Happy Birthday, Kurt Vonnegut

The Impossible Cool has this birthday portrait of the late and great writer Kurt Vonnegut: Technorati Tags: Kurt Vonnegut

Hi Ho Silver Lining?

The UK’s population of ash trees faces decimation from Chalara Ash Dieback disease which is spread by air-borne spores (and possibly by past government inaction). Does this mean a potential windfall (or at least axe-fall) for luthiers? The bodies of Fender guitars are made from alder or ash.  Traditionally, the darker grained ash is used […]

The BBC, Witches, Peanuts and Lesser Primates

As a child, peanuts and witches were natural bed-fellows at Hallowe’en: witches were scary, but not as scary as the prospect of knocking on a door and receiving nuts rather than sweets in reward. We’re a little past All Hallows’ Eve, but those twin evils came to mind again last night with the announcement that […]

Library – Cultural Offering

A library, what’s it’s for and what it is not… And, if you need further inspiration, this site is mouth-wateringly amazing: bookshelfporn.com. Technorati Tags: Library,Cultural Offering,Kurt Harden,BookShelfPorn.com

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