Stranger & Sojourner

Experience for the present. Design for the future.

The Court

I hated basketball. I hated it because I sucked at it.

For some reason, there’s one memory I have of playing basketball that I can’t seem to shake. It was in elementary school and the kids were all pretty into basketball. Personally, I would have rather played tetherball or kickball, where there was no physical contact, but I decided to play basketball because that’s what you did back then, you played whatever your friends played.

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The book that literally lends itself to barbecuing.

Microsoft Research - Gestures on the keyboard

“Ira Glass … has said that “the power of anecdote is so great that it has a momentum in and of itself.” He contends, “no matter how boring the facts are,” with a well-told story, “you feel inherently as if you are on a train that has a destination.””

Your Brain on Story

Complement with the neurochemistry of storytelling, Nabokov on the 3 qualities a great storyteller must have, and Ira Glass on the secret of creative success.

(via explore-blog)

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