Archive for May, 2012

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What Would You Be Willing to Sacrifice?

“This project isn’t about making images. It’s not about creating the world’s largest camera. It’s about doing what you love. If you had been searching your whole life for something you love, what would you be willing to sacrifice?”

~Ian Ruhter, from Silver & Light

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Being an author…

“Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.”

 — Graycie Harmon

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The Yes Men Fix the World

The Yes Men Fix the World opens in the UK on August 7th, with a live satelitte screening and debate in 21 cities around the country on August 11th. Find out more about the Yes Men pranksters at http://www.theyesmen.org

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Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

Brené Brown studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of creativity, joy, belonging, and love.”
“Blame is a way to discharge pain and discomfort.”

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Dean Koontz on writing…

I think it’s the people who have no doubt that every word they put down is gold that probably don’t write very well. If something in your writing gives support to people in their lives, that’s more than just entertainment—which is what we writers all struggle to do, to touch people.

— Dean Koontz

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Bonderman 15th Anniversary

Established in 1995, the Bonderman Travel Fellowship supports UW graduate students and UW undergraduate students in the Honors Program on solo journeys that are at least eight months long and that take them to at least two different regions of the world. While traveling, students may not pursue academic study, projects, or research.

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