My Writing Playground

a personal and inspirational blog, full of my creations and others' creations

“Remember the rule: Treat a woman like a person…

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Sonder: The Realization that Everyone Has a Story

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n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.

From the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

 

How Smart Phones Can Improve Your Sex Life (funny video)

Yes, it’s an advertisement. But just watch–it’s clever.

Honoring Terry Pratchett

Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately. School and medical stuff has kept me busy. I had to do a post though for Terry Pratchett, who just died. He brought a lot of wonderful books to the world.

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My personal recommendations are Good Omens, The Long Earth, and the movie Going Postal (based on his book):

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His Discworld books have been recommended to me, though I’ve only read one. If you are interested in reading them, you’ll find this useful:

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RIP, Terry Pratchett, and thanks for the stories.

Love you. by Laci Green

Happy Valentines Day!

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Image from here.

How to Be Alone

This is beautiful

Found thanks to Tumblr
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From Hank Green on Tumblr

“A novel worth reading…

“A novel worth reading is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility, of what human nature is, of what happens in the world. It’s a creator of inwardness.”
— Susan Sontag, The Art of Fiction No. 143 (via bookshavepores) from LoftLiteraryCenter on Tumblr

“But I don’t want small talk…

“But I don’t want small talk. Text me, and without saying hello, tell me why you got so angry at your sister this morning. Tell me why you have a scar shaped like Europe on the left side of your neck. Send me paragraphs about the time you spent at your grandmother’s house that one summer. Call me when I’m half asleep and tell me why you believe in God. Tell me about the first time you saw your dad cry. Go on for hours about things that may not seem important because I promise that I’ll be hanging on to every word you say. Tell me everything. I don’t want someone who just talks about the weather.”
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