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A Blog for All Seasons


Brain Pickings

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This will be the 16th post I’ve done about Maria Popova—and, I should point out that if you take that link, you’ll see this post at the top of the other fifteen—I “Tag” my posts and they get gathered-up in the Top Tags area—down a bit in the left side-bar

You may want to spend some time checking out the Top Tags since there are over 1,200 posts on this blog and, in all honesty, today is not my best day to write a post

Just dealing with more than a bit of physical and psychological and emotional stress—I quit smoking about a month ago—I’ve been unkind (to say the least) to my Best Friend—I’m hoping her compassion will continue to protect her from the insanities of someone being devastated by withdrawal symptoms

So, before I have to just lie down and swirl in the juices of my muddled mind, let me tell you why you should check out Maria’s blog, Brain Pickings.

One reason is who Maria is:

“I’m a reader, writer, interestingness hunter-gatherer, and curious mind at large. I’ve previously written for Wired UK, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab, among others, and am an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow.”

Another reason is why she writes her blog:

Brain Pickings is my one-woman labor of love — a subjective lens on what matters in the world and why. Mostly, it’s a record of my own becoming as a person — intellectually, creatively, spiritually — and an inquiry into how to live and what it means to lead a good life.”

More on her mission and what creativity means:

“The core ethos behind Brain Pickings is that creativity is a combinatorial force: it’s our ability to tap into our mental pool of resources — knowledge, insight, information, inspiration, and all the fragments populating our minds — that we’ve accumulated over the years just by being present and alive and awake to the world, and to combine them in extraordinary new ways. In order for us to truly create and contribute to the world, we have to be able to connect countless dots, to cross-pollinate ideas from a wealth of disciplines, to combine and recombine these pieces and build new ideas.”

So, take a listen to Maria (while I go lie down…) and she just might convince you she has much to say that you need to hear

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6 responses to “A Blog for All Seasons

  1. MarinaSofia September 19, 2015 at 1:43 am

    I don’t know how she does it all, but am an avid reader.

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    • Alexander M Zoltai September 19, 2015 at 2:13 am

      Yes, Marina, it is Truly her Labor of Love

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  2. D.G.Kaye September 22, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    How wonderful to read about Maria here. I’m a subscriber to her newsletter and only wish I had the time to read every wonderful article. Great post Alex, and sorry about your withdrawl symptoms, but good for you! Perhaps you can try vaping to help you through the tougher moments. :)

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    • Alexander M Zoltai September 22, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      No vaping for me—but, thanks for the concern…

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      • D.G.Kaye September 22, 2015 at 10:27 pm

        Lol, ok, food for thought. Good luck Alex. I know how tough it is. :)

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