Posts tagged writing
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Writing down the details of your life is one of the most restorative, meditative, and clarifying habits one can adopt. It helps you hold on to good memories, keep track of your personal wins, reflect on your life, and dream about the future. As a personal development tool, there’s nothing better than a diary. Other than perhaps going to a therapist or having a good solid group of close friends to gab with, it’s the best tool for sharing and examining your feelings and your life.

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An Open Love Letter to the Sunday Edition of the New York Times

Like many adults in the fall I always find a replenished desire to learn, grow, and stretch myself. To "Get back to it."  So when the lower humidity hits and the temperatures begin to lower, I find myself attracted to learning, to soaking up new information, all in the quest of feeling re-invigorated, 'with-it', and decidedly scholarly. Enter the Sunday edition of the New York Times. It's economical use of space and flimsiness of ephemeral newsprint should not fool you - this is dense stuff.

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READ & WRITE: Sweet Valley High

When I was young, I dreamed of one day owning a shop, one with catalogs and real merchandise and many customers -- hopefully still including my dad. I also dreamed of being a writer. It sounded like a perfect job, this writing. You could do it from anywhere, one. Two, you didn’t need a team of people or a specific place to do it. I liked that it seemed moveable, transportable, efficient, and private. Thirdly, writing could be done with very few tools. A spiral-bound notebook, a pen, a place to sit.

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GROOM: DS&DURGA

It is not surprising then that my favorite perfumes are handmade by a young couple who came to their craft honestly and unexpectedly.  David Seth Moltz and Kavi Moltz started their small-batch perfume company, DS & Durga; from their Brooklyn apartment. The sophistication of their scents is the same as those cooked up by the most veteran of perfumers. Between them, their vast and varied experiences make for a line that is all the more inventive and impressive.

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READ: Stories as Cultural Currency

What is something you believe in strongly? This is a question rarely posed in everyday parlance, as it is usually reserved to separate the wheat from the chaff on college applications and during ho-hum job interviews. When asked to expostulate on one of my most firmly-held beliefs this week, the answer seemed weirdly top-of-mind rather than buried deep and murky.  I answered -- 'I believe in the importance of authentic, compelling storytelling.'

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GO: Travel Writing from Texas to Tennessee

I like this comparison of photography to pointing, and think the same pointing comparison can be made with the act of writing. A novice writer, a joke photographer — I don’t ever try to evoke anything with a photo I take or a note I write. The process is much more egoless. Something IS and because something IS it is IMPORTANT and therefore, an attempt to document must be made - however silly or juvenile the result. The young photographer or fake writer, a novice to both mediums, should aim merely to act as a conduit. A pointer and sharer of uniquely human stories — be they either visual or written.

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DENIM DIARIES: Day 21 - Packing

Meredith Vieira hates wearing panties. I know because I heard her talk about it on the View once.  And Nina Garcia, Editor of Elle Magazine, never wears a bra. I know because every season of Project Runway Nina  mentions at least once how bras aren't chic enough for her.

And then there is my little brother Henry, who just packed twenty-one pairs of underwear for his first year away at college. I know because he told me at dinner five nights ago.

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WRITING: what joan didion packed

"The list enabled me to pack, without thinking, for any piece I was likely to do. Notice the anonymity of costume. Notice the mohair throw for trunk line flights (i.e., no blankets) and for the motel room in which the air conditioner could not be turned off. Notice the bourbon for the same motel room. Notice the typewriter for the airport, coming home: the idea was to turn in the Hertz car, check in, find an empty bench, and start typing the days notes." - Joan Didion, The White Album

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