6 Discoveries from Near and Far: Volume XLV
I. Around the World
Things I found on long walks in foreign cities, or perhaps when someone posted them on Twitter.
- The Forgotten Houseboat Hotels of Kashmir — Photographs from the lost golden era of tourism in Kashmir
- Historical Photos of New York City from the Public Library — Click on an interesting vintage photo, and the site shows you where it was taken on a New York City map
- Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling — Emilie’s new TEDx talk on becoming a multipotentialite
- You Don’t Have to Be Excited to Stay Committed — “Things that bring you the greatest joy are often not that fun while you’re doing them”
- Smart Ideas for Instagram Photos — How to improve your on-the-go snaps and shared experiences
- The Age-Old Cynicism Surrounding the Dream of Book Writing — “Younger people aren’t interested in passive consumption-they want to engage, respond, create”
II. On the Blog
A few posts you may have missed on the blog this week.
- The Self-Addressed Envelope We Send to Ourselves — Long ago I mailed requests and envelopes to former baseball players, then eagerly awaited the responses
- Where Airplanes Go to Die — High-Res Photos Show An Airline Graveyard in the Mohave Desert
- Three Things I Know are True: Exercise — Because a little bit of exercise is better than none
- Going to the Movies by Yourself — You’re a lot of fun by yourself—try it sometime
- I’m Not Running Away, I’m Running Toward — On the Road with Luke Armstrong
- Writing 150 Musical Compositions Before Turning 50 — Stephen P. Brown’s Quest
III. A Blast from the Past
Something from the AONC archives.
- How to Write 300,000 Words In 1 Year — “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment”
Image: Helen Rimmel