June Links - No Politics, I Promise

06 July 2016, Category: link round up


Given everything that is going on at the moment, I’m amazed we made it to the end of July. However, there’s enough good stuff out there to take your mind off the malestrom. Here’s a few things I’ve enjoyed:

A notebook should be valued by the words with which we fill it, not by its edition or availability. Paper is a commodity. Good ideas are not.

It’s hard when you have a perfect, clean page to break through it and scribble something unimportant. But it’s useful and necessary to generate new ideas. My notebooks aren’t going to win any Instagram beauty contests, but they are incredibly useful.

As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time.

It is also worth checking out Letters of Note, which has been unearthing excellent letters for a while. One of their most recent ones, from a soldier wounded at the Battle of the Somme, is heartbreaking.

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