So, normally for my not-really-weekly Procrastination Stations, I give you a big list of links I’ve liked over the past week or so. These usually come from the absolutely EPIC list of bookmarks I keep on my little pink netbook at home. However, this week I was looking for inspirational articles (and posts, videos, etc) to discuss with my students and realised that, although a little different to the usual, my bookmarks folder at work is also pretty shit hot. So here’s a slightly different list of links for you, all from my ‘work’ folder… see what you think.
“Don’t talk about how, as a child, you loved to read and write. Everyone says that. For perhaps the first time in your life, you’ll be with your kind of people! I know that it’s important to YOU that your journey started when you were a kid, but it is not as important to me as what happened to you from that point on.”
Making a personal statement for a MFA programme: some excellent DOs and DON’Ts.
“Dinosaurs rule our house.”
“When I am sitting with a writer friend at dinner and he tells a story about running a porno magazine rental service as a child, I acknowledge that he might use this for a story at a later date and thus, I should not take it for my own work. I could view it as fair game and try to get to it first, but that would just be kind of a dick move.”
What happens when all your friends are writers.
Are YOU a geek when it comes to pie charts and bar graphs?
This site is so for you.
“She has perfect hair, she wears great dresses, and who cares if she has thick ankles? Certainly not her paramour, Kermit, who would sleep on railroad tracks if she asked.”
Natural disasters, protests, Steve Jobs and Snowpocalypse: The 45 Most Powerful Photos of 2011
(Trigger warning for police brutality and violent scenes)
“As a conventional dad, hunter, and former Republican, it took me longer to understand that I never had two sons.”
The remarkable story of a young woman who always knew she was inside the wrong body.
Miss Representation Trailer
Carlsberg stunt: assumption and inclusion
Geoff Trenchard prose-poem: The Long Holidays At Denney’s
How you start a movement
Have a great weekend!
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