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Pen as negotiator between creative brain and creative body – famous writers on the importance of handwriting

There is something about handwriting that is thoroughly human. Few things exercise – and exorcise – the often stubborn collaboration between mind and body like that direct line between the tip of the pen and the tip of the neuron. 1,395 more words


The Pearl

“The Pearl” by John Steinbeck
(First publication: 1947 / This edition: Penguin Books, Steinbeck Centennial Edition 2002)

Taken with hot coffee, flowers from our building, and an essential oil reed diffuser I just got from B-sa-B :) 988 more words



“There’s a capacity for appetite,” Samuel said, “that a whole heaven and earth of cake can’t satisfy.”
― John Steinbeck, East of Eden

At this moment: Accurate.


Navy Beans

Economics and morality have strange intersections. Many people cannot help but assign moral value to commercial transactions. “It is wrong for athletes to be paid so much while the beer vendor is paid so little.” “It is… 692 more words

Political Philosophy

He Said That? 10/8/15

From John Steinbeck, American author, East of Eden, (1952):

And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world.

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Five Fascinating Facts about Of Mice and Men

A short introduction to the classic novel Of Mice and Men, in the form of five interesting facts

1. John Steinbeck’s original title for his classic novella, … 652 more words