Folklore Galore

Winter vacation is coming up, and now’s as good a time as ever to become (re)inspired. For some of you a few days at the beach will do, while for others some time on the slopes does the trick; but for you folklore fanatics I’ve got just the place! Here’s an article I found in the NY Times a while back.

If you want to get away from it all and still find diversions galore, I’ve got just the spot for you. It’s a country-music capital, the home of a world-famous artist, the setting of a beloved novel, the location of one of the most unusual colleges in America, a trout fishing capital and home to three renowned fishing lakes. And it’s all wrapped up in one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world – the Ozark Mountains around Branson, Mo.


To read the full article click on the link. NYTimes Folklore Galore

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Be Inspired

Would you like to be inspired? Here’s what you should do:

Bang on a computer until you hear just the right drum sound. Write a 50-page short story, then throw it out. Sit in a boring room under fluorescent lights on a saggy, secondhand sofa, in the stale air of hours of futility. Break up your band. Have the worst date of your life. Imagine you’re a matador. Watch Nina Simone. WatchBenny Goodman. Watch Al Pacino, meet Al Pacino, be Al Pacino. Get insulted by Shelley Winters. Round up a marathon of the bleakest, most violent spaghetti westerns you can find. Realize you just might be a racist. Endure your mother’s illness. Most of all, try again, repeatedly.

The New York TImes released a special inspiration issue in September of this year, flipping through it again i thought you guys might appreciate it. Have a look-see here.