Forcing It

Things will always work out in the end.
Pleasures
Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.

Ira Glass to Lifehacker. I’m Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work.

Quick tip for things to do immediately post-interview:

When I come out of an interview, I jot down the things I remember as being my favorite moments. For an hour-long interview usually it’s just four or five moments, but if out I’m reporting all day, I’ll spend over an hour at night typing out every favorite thing that happened. This is handier than you might think. Often this short list of favorite things will provide the backbone to the structure to my story.

Read through for the gear This American Life uses and its editing process.

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photographsonthebrain:

la-beaute—de-pandore:

Wayne Lawrence

 ‘Orchard beach : The Bronx Riviera’

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likeafieldmouse:

Vincent van Gogh - Branches with Almond Blossom (1890)

lamppostinthesnow:

The people are not going to revolt. They will not look up from their screens long enough to notice what’s really happening…

1984.

Pop punk lyrics at their finest.

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elijahkrantz:

There are lipstick stains on my capri sun

which lana del rey song is this from

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1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.

2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.

3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.

4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.

5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.

Five things I am trying very hard to accept (via aumoe)

Love this

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jeezny:

Consequence by Richard Serra, 2003

jeezny:

Consequence by Richard Serra, 2003

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I will bleed for better reasons this year.
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