Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.

Author, Chicagoan, & weather prophet Nelson Algren would be 105 years old today!

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This Cheap, Strong Cardboard Standing Desk Will Let You Ditch Your Deadly Office Sitting

All literature, highbrow or low, from the Aeneid onward, is fan fiction. […] Through parody and pastiche, allusion and homage, retelling and reimagining the stories that were told before us and that we have come of age loving—amateurs—we proceed, seeking out the blank places in the map that our favorite writers, in their greatness and negligence, have left for us, hoping to pass on to our own readers—should we be lucky enough to find any—some of the pleasure that we ourselves have taken in the stuff that we love: to get in on the game. All novels are sequels; influence is bliss.

Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along The Borderlands, Michael Chabon. (via the-library-and-step-on-it)


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You want podcasts? WBEZ’s got podcasts.

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Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain (via thatkindofwoman)

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