"Come On Eileen" by Dexys Midnight Runner as featured in the Perks of Being a Wallflower soundtrack.
[There is] evidence that environments, schedules, and rituals restructure the writing process and amplify performance… The principles of memory retrieval suggest that certain practices should amplify performance. These practices encourage a state of flow rather than one of anxiety or boredom. Like strategies, these other aspects of a writer’s method may alleviate the difficulty of attentional overload. The room, time of day, or ritual selected for working may enable or even induce intense concentration or a favorable motivational or emotional state. Moreover, in accordance with encoding specificity, each of these aspects of method may trigger retrieval of ideas, facts, plans, and other relevant knowledge associated with the place, time, or frame of mind selected by the writer for work.
The psychology of writing and the cognitive science of the perfect daily routine – a comprehensive look at the research on how work schedules, behavioral rituals, and writing environments affect the amount of time invested in trying to write and the degree to which that time is spent in a state of boredom, anxiety, or creative flow.
(Illustration by Wendy MacNaughton)
A tree is just a tree. That is, until you put a canvas behind it, turning it into a living piece of art. That’s exactly what South Korean artist Myoung Ho Lee did and we couldn’t be happier with the result.
I suppose this post is a reaction to what others have written regarding the death of Robin Williams. Mostly, I think it is born from the deep loathing I feel when I read what imbeciles like Matt Walsh have written regarding the suicide. I would apologize for the harshness of the previous sentence, but I […]
file under: things that give make me feel things at 3 am.
Yesterday, news was going around that at a Starbucks a couple hours away from my home had experienced a 457-person pay-it-foward streak at its drive-thru. The only thing I could wonder when I heard this was, "who was the person that stopped it!?"
Alas, here’s the answer. It’s interesting, to say the least, and at least his response was educated one.
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Men, Women & Children - Teaser Trailer
Juno director Jason Reitman’s next film. Wow.