Pressing in our times of doubt, fear, hate, and war. Especially crucial for those who work with youth and the future. Valuable for all individuals — as part of humanity today. A perfect reminder during the start of our holidays season. May compassion, giving, and gratitude continue past the holy dates.
The guys at gamesplusblog.com have been struggling with the very valid question of quantity vs. quality, and I think Mr. Glass hits the nail on the head again and again with his tips on finding stories, crafting stories, figuring out which stories have meaning and why, and—most importantly—quantity leads to quality because perseverance is key.
His advice spans all sorts of fields and adventures, so be sure to watch all four parts:
what makes a story compelling
the time and effort it takes to find great stories (and the ability to know when to kill a story)
the gap between your good taste and your ability to make something worthy of your taste
two common beginner errors (not being yourself and not being interested in other people/the world.)
Ours isn’t the most articulate generation. It leads to things like poor phone interviews, on which basis Teach for America can reject your application. I know, I’ve been there. Live and learn…and speak with conviction!
I’m debating whether to do our CSA farm share again in the winter. I’ve been in such a food rut lately, that it feels like we waste more of the veggies than use them well. (We compost what we can’t use, but still…) I just don’t know…
These kale chips may sway our decision:
Remove leafy parts from stems. Tear into bite-size pieces, and arrange on a baking pan.
Drizzle/toss with olive oil. Sprinkle conservatively with sea salt. (Save the salt for post-baking if you want less intense flavor.)
Bake at 325º or 350º for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the ones that are done, flip the others, and bake again for a few more minutes. Keep an eye on ’em, so they don’t burn.
Crispy, salty, somewhere between a potato chip and seaweed snacks, depending on the heartiness of your greens. Tastes as if they can’t be good for you, but they are!
[P.S. I got the idea from this 3191 post about getting a son who is on the autism spectrum to eat some greens.]
I love dimensional type and stop-motion creativity and quotes where form follows function, so I am in love with this video by BYU students for the Typophile Film Festival. It always boggles my mind to think of how much planning and TIME something like this would have taken! Hope it inspires you as much as it did me.