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Links Buffet

May 25, 2011
Main course:  Links and media I've enjoyed over the past week or so.
Side dishes:  Quotes and trivia.

A hand-illustrated Sumo version of Swan Lake? Yes please.

Shakespeare reportedly coined 1,700 words, including “fashionable”, “lackluster” and the name Jessica!

via http://www.BrainPickings.com

(Update: In recent years, changes to the OED’s methodology, as well as advances in digital archiving, have facilitated the discovery of earlier uses of some words previously credited to Shakespeare. However, his works still appear as the first citation for many words and phrases still employed today.

3 minute poem, read by the author If I Controlled the Internet

Update: Friendster used to be a thing, as was Napster…

I’ve wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I’m happy to state I finally won out over it.

-Harvey, by Mary Chase

CarpeDiemArt

Art with a Carpe Diem philosophy. Click to see the full BrainPickings.com article

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Oscar Wilde

Book Stairs

Bibliophilia meets interiors. Via @anniewestdotcom

Finally, for dessert something sweet and well presented.  Something truly beautiful, from a writer I would happily assert to be this generation’s answer to the Kenneth Grahame-shaped hole in our hearts and our minds.

The piece in question is entitled ‘Butterflies’ and was written by Marc McEntegart.

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Click image to read ‘Butterflies’

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