“To be satisfied with one’s work was to misunderstand the very nature of creativity.”
In our ongoing collaboration with 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center, James Atlas on interviewing Iris Murdoch.
"An interesting example of altruism is found in the cellular slime moulds, such as Dictyostelium mucoroides. These protists live as individual amoebae until starved, at which point they aggregate and form a multicellular fruiting body in which some cells sacrifice themselves to promote the survival of other cells in the fruiting body."
So basically slime mould is more cooperative than congress.
The shadow of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, looking toward the base of Mount Sharp, which rises more than three miles above the 96-mile-wide Gale Crater floor.
Let me tell you what I think. I think there’s been a steady stream of these articles over the past year, and they’ll be a steady stream for a few more years, so, one day, when they decide to show us the ruins of the ancient civilization on Mars – all the homes and buildings and cities – we won’t flinch. We won’t skip a beat. We won’t freak out and we’ll still go shopping and shrug and say, “Yeah, I figured as much.”
At least, if I was charge of things, is how I would do it… or at least how I’d start the screenplay of the movie about it.
Absolutely fantastic: My First Kafka – if Edward Gorey and Maurice Sendak had illustrated Kafka for kids.
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A lot of people talk about stress and time and modern life, but no one has ever summed it up (to me, at least) as well as John O’Donohue did right there.
“In any language it is a struggle to make a sentence say exactly what you mean.” —Arthur Koestler