Tag Archives: Shared Items

📕 Overdue, Part 1: the birth of public libraries via New_Public [Shared]

I am a great fan of libraries. I grew up using a Carnegie library in my small (<2000 pop.) town in Ohio and even worked in the University library in college. I still read most of my books from the … Continue reading

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Explain things simply by Andrew Yeung [Shared]

I must admit that when I was studying for my communications degree I often laughed at the seeming silliness of it all. Surely everyone knows how to communicate properly, right? Well, as we all find as we grow older, no, … Continue reading

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How to improve your handwriting via Austin Kleon [Shared]

My handwriting has never been the greatest – and I reverted to printing decades ago – but I have taken pains to improve my handwriting for special purposes and Austin provides a few more methods to finding your own way back … Continue reading

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How To Strategically Choose What Nonfiction Book To Read Next via Durmonski.com [Shared]

So many books and so little time. Here is one way of getting the most out of your non-fiction reading. – Douglas How To Strategically Choose What Nonfiction Book To Read Next – Durmonski.com Sorting your books alphabetically, assigning a … Continue reading

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On Writing: An Abecedarian via The Hudson Review [Shared]

a·be·ce·dar·i·an| ˌābēsēˈderēən | adjective 1 arranged alphabetically: in abecedarian sequence. 2 rudimentary; elementary: abecedarian technology. On Writing: An Abecedarian | The Hudson Review Alphabet. As notes score music, so the alphabet scores speech. Letters are notes for the music of language, and this explains two archaic practices that once mystified me. Until … Continue reading

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Miniature Calendar – Daily Calendar Pictures [Shared]

MINIATURE CALENDAR Everyone must have had thoughts like these before: Broccoli and parsley may sometimes look like a forest of trees, and tree leaves floating on the surface of water may sometimes look like little boats. Everyday occurrences seen from … Continue reading

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Why skyscrapers are so short via Works in Progress [Shared]

Why skyscrapers are so short – Works in Progress There’s a pattern that we frequently see in the development of a new technology. Initially, the practical functionality is limited by the technology itself – what’s built and used is close … Continue reading

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Street View Driver – Virtual Drive Around The World [Shared]

Want to get a feeling of a city or town from your work desk? Check out this app built on top of Google Street View. Drive through town and check out the sites. – Douglas Street View Driver Create a … Continue reading

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11 Gear-Free Photography Hacks via Lifehack [Shared]

I am constantly on the lookout forways to improve my photography, especially those hacks that are free or cheap. These are all about craft, not expensive lenses or cameras. – Douglas 11 Gear-Free Photography Hacks – Lifehack It doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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Snowball Fights in Art (1400–1946) via The Public Domain Review [Shared]

Snowball Fights in Art (1400–1946) – The Public Domain Review Few seasonal activities are as universal — across time, place, or culture — as the snowball fight. As many of us head into the cold, winter months, hoping for a … Continue reading

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A New Home for Hundreds of Photographs by the Legendary Gordon Parks via Atlas Obscura [Shared]

A New Home for Hundreds of Photographs by the Legendary Gordon Parks – Atlas Obscura INDIVIDUALLY, THE PHOTOGRAPHS GORDON PARKS produced during his long and storied career are iconic: Ella Watson, Park’s own American Gothic, posed stoically in front an … Continue reading

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13 Tricks to Help You Remember What You’ve Learned via LifeHack [Shared]

13 Tricks to Help You Remember What You’ve Learned Photo by Firmbee.com on Unsplash Memory is fallible. If you forget everything in this article, remember this fact: Researchers estimate that we lose 90% of everything we learn immediately after learning … Continue reading

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How to Think: The Skill You’ve Never Been Taught via Farnam Street [Shared]

How to Think: The Skill You’ve Never Been Taught – Farnam Street Photo by jose aljovin on Unsplash No skill is more valuable and harder to come by than the ability to critically think through problems. Schools don’t teach you … Continue reading

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The False Theory of Idea Scarcity – Phil McKinney – Innovation Mentor and Coach [Shared]

I have been listening to Phil McKinney for years via his Killer Innovations podcast and he never fails to illuminate creativity topics. — Douglas The False Theory of Idea Scarcity – Phil McKinney – Innovation Mentor and Coach “The world … Continue reading

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The Case for Pigeon-Watching via Atlas Obscura [Shared]

The Case for Pigeon-Watching – Atlas Obscura GROWING UP IN CANADIAN CITIES with a bird-watching mom, Rosemary Mosco was no stranger to pigeons. “You can’t help but notice,” she says. Other kids sometimes even brought injured pigeons to Mosco, trusting … Continue reading

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