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Austin Kleon
NYTimes bestselling author of STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST and other books. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter & log off this hellsite:
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Mαtt Thomαs 12h
Since today marks the seventh anniversary of Paul Walker’s death, a re-plug of my essay on Paul Walker for is in order:
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Austin Kleon 12h
Replying to @thembob
That’s what I do! Glad it works for you :)
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Austin Kleon 13h
Replying to @sternbergh
I think, weirdly, that part of it has to do with the fact that I'm a slow reader. like, I can't choke on sentences. it's too hard to get through
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Austin Kleon 13h
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I love MR though, so will read the piece. But it's just so stupid on a sentence level that I can't take it.
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Austin Kleon 13h
Absolutely. Giving a reason why you can't do something just encourages people to argue with you about why you can. I like EB White: "I must decline, for secret reasons."
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Austin Kleon 14h
Replying to @sternbergh
I’ve tried too and just couldn’t do it.
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CarlosAvilaGonzalez 16h
Waking up at the crack of dawn has its benefits. I caught the full moon - well, 99.94% waning gibbous - setting over the San Francisco skyline.
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Austin Kleon 17h
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Austin Kleon 17h
“It turns out that, if you ask yourself ’Can I keep going?’ rather than ‘Can I make it to the finish?’ you’re far more likely to answer in the affirmative.”
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Austin Kleon 18h
“We had everything we needed. We had piano, guitar, ukuleles, every type of everything. That was what was great about the way we grew up. It really makes a difference to have a piano in the home.” —
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Austin Kleon 18h
9:30 a.m. and the 5-year-old is ripping it.
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Elizabeth S Craig 19h
On being creative when your kids are home allll day:
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Dust-to-Digital 19h
Remembering Roger Troutman, born 69 years ago this week in Hamilton, Ohio. Here he is in 1987 demonstrating the voice box technique he used to create his band Zapp’s song “Computer Love.”
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Austin Kleon 19h
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A summary of Carse:
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Austin Kleon 19h
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I will try! Very much on the same wavelength these days, working on a “head, heart, hands” (learn, love, make/play) thing for creative work. This morning’s reading:
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Austin Kleon 19h
Replying to @LukeEpplin
If this is an unpopular opinion it’s only because Muppet Family Christmas is harder to come by. Total joy.
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Austin Kleon 19h
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The language in the description reminded me of Carse’s FINITE AND INFINITE GAMES — have you read that?
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Austin Kleon Nov 29
Moonah good tonight
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