How to hack creativity / Dainius Runkevicius – The Next Web


The opening paragraph from this wonderful piece about jump starting or “hacking” your creativity from writer Dainius Runkevicius : People tend to over-romanticize creativity as if it’s some kind of magical power that you can’t control and it can strike you whenever you expect it or not. Well, that’s the same as saying your muscles…

The Missing Progressive Infrastructure : Democracy Journal / Various Authors


From this insightful and timely piece on Democracy : A Journal of Ideas :   One problem that emerged from last year’s election was the stark realization that the progressive infrastructure—the congeries of think tanks, advocacy organizations, grassroots groups, training centers, and the rest that constitute the real working parts of liberalism—wasn’t quite the well-oiled…

Alanna Arrington Models the Pre-Fall Trends in Vogue Arabia / Fashion Gone Rogue


Rising star Alanna Arrington graces the pages of Vogue Arabia’s July 2017 issue. Photographed by Michael Schwartz (Atelier Management), the American beauty tries on standout looks from pre-fall collections. Stylist Emily Barnes selects the perfect pieces for the transitional season. From knitwear to breezy blouses, the curly haired beauty wears the designs of Joseph, Miu… [Read…

Why Do People Expect Women To Smile? / JR Thorpe – Bustle.com


Has a stranger told you to smile lately? Or that you’d be “so much prettier” if you slapped a grin on your face? The fact that many men feel entitled to regulate women’s smiles is not news — but the phenomenon was drawn into the limelight yet again l… Source: Why Do People Expect Women…

Scions and Scoundrels – Charles M. Blow / New York Times


Scions and Scoundrels – The New York Times Protesters outside the White House on Tuesday. CreditAndrew Caballero-Reynolds/Agence France-Presse — Getty Image My favorite passage from Charles M. Blow’s wonderful piece on the Trump family : Trump is president by a combination of the most despicable factors: a Russian cyberattack, voter suppression, racial anxiety and rampant sexism….

The Resistance / My Poetry


these are the times that try men’s souls indeed I tell myself just keep calm and breathe and resist, resist, resist these are the waking hours and no one has a monopoly on anger we have it we are the inheritors the everyday warriors the true patriots not the sunshine ones and when the smoke…

Elvis Had The Right Idea / My Poetry


well imagine that- the bloated drugfish of a man who died gasping for air on his bathroom floor once made one of the most profound statements of the rock n roll twentieth century and it still resonates to this day- once in a fit of rage this corpulent american savior shot and killed the TV…