Beloved cartoonist Lynda Barry is teaching a university-level course on doodling and neuroscience that you can audit remotely for free. She’s posting the weekly assignments on her Tumblr – this is the first one.
In order to succeed, you need to look at everything with your own unique perspective. When you think, you have to think in your own creative way—not accepting everything that’s already out there…
What I’d like you to do is—I’d like you to go into some field—you all have some passion…you all know what it is—so I want you to think about that field instead of learning about that field. Instead of being a student of that field, be the field—whether it’s music, or architecture, or science, or whatever.
— 13-year-old mathematician Jacob Barnett, who at age two was diagnosed with autism, and at age nine built a series of mathematical models that expanded Einstein’s theory of relativity, from his talk at TEDxTeen, “Forget What You Know.” (via tedx)
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.
Cut okra into 3/4 inch pieces and dredge in a bowl of seasoned cornmeal and flour (seasoned cornmeal: 1 cup cornmeal, 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 corn flour, 2 Tablespoons kosher salt 2 Tablespoons fresh cracked black pepper 2 teaspoons smoked paprika).
Then add to a very hot cast iron skillet with a thin layer of bacon fat….stir until crispy on all sides (about 7-10 minutes).
Remove with a slotted spoon and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve.
Inspiration is perishable. … If you want to do something, you’ve got to do it now. You can’t put it on a shelf and wait two months to get around to it. You can’t just say you’ll do it later. Later, you won’t be pumped up about it anymore. … Inspiration is a magical thing. It’s a productivity multiplier, a motivator. But it won’t wait for you.