And Speaking of Friendship . . .

Particularly situations in which friends can be made, as David Brooks wrote about in yesterday’s post: Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, does something very interesting along these lines – though a recent battle between the retailer and a major publisher is souring the relationship: Every fall, Mr. Bezos, the founder of Amazon, hosts Campfire, a [Read More...]

Why Do We Procrastinate?

Writers are, apparently, the worst procrastinators, though they’re hardly the only ones. Procrastination is a widespread practice. (You’ve probably already procrastinated today.) Megan McArdle is looking at the surprising psychological reasons for procrastination at The Atlantic, through the lens of writers: This teaches a very bad, very false lesson: that success in work mostly depends on [Read More...]

Siblings – and Genius

Anyone with a sibling knows that siblings are competitive at times – and apparently, that doesn’t diminish for poets and other literary figures – but sometimes, that competition can spur us on to great things. Casey N. Cep wrote a piece for The Poetry Foundation’s blog about literary siblings: The persistence of the rumor reflects the [Read More...]


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