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Admired, Inspired 11.6.13

Earlier today I recommended TED.com to a friend and I realized that I had yet to share some of my favorites here. Seeing as how TED Talks epitomize the premise of the Admired, Inspired, it’s about time.

Without intending to, this particular set tends to lean toward creation/creativity and its effects; perhaps I’ll do another with a different theme (neuroscience! societal norms!).

Warning: TED Talks successfully fulfills the trope of the web video blackhole– you can’t stop at just one.

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Admired, Inspired 06.06.12

Links and things that make my heart sing.

  • Elsie and Emma give advice on time management– these ladies know what they’re talking about. I’m always in awe of their careers as store owners, crafters, and bloggers- they just finished their first book!
  • Catherine took a trip to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and the resultant photoshoot, which was done by her equally talented twin sister, is absolutely stunning.
  • Stream Metric’s new album!
  • Amanda Palmer’s kickstarter campaign breached the $1M mark, and she detailed where the money will go. For anyone who is a fan of music and interested in the inner workings of the music-making process and industry, this is a must-read.
  • Speaking of kickstarter, the creator of the children’s fantasy book Camp Myth contacted me about his project, and it looks amazing. I’m such a sucker for mythology! The project has twelve more days to go and has almost at their goal- check it out!
  • Finally, on a somber note, the wonderful and fantastical Ray Bradbury passed away today. RIP sir, and thank you for sharing your love of life through your work.


    “I thank the universe for making life on earth and allowing me to come alive here.”

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Sunday Sounds: Peter Jefferies, “Don’t Look Down”

Before reading this poignant post by Amanda Palmer, I had never heard of Peter Jefferies. Thank you Amanda Fucking Palmer for introducing us.

If you haven’t already read AFP’s post, please please do so, because it broke my heart in a billion pieces in the best kind of way. It’s definitely a read (and a listen!) that one should spend dedicated time on; it’s more than worth it and her words definitely deserve it.