Wonderful collection of Christian songs by current popular Christian artists--Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, etc. Basking in the songs.
:You may have thought that writing for your school English class was drudgery.
Author and founder of the National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo.org) Chris Baty turns writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days into a magical adventure. His many practical tips describe how to find time, space, motivation, and ideas to become a novelist, to the envy and admiration of your friends. NaNoWriMo has set up regional and local novel writing groups, including one for the greater Ann Arbor area.
You can join the next novel writing mania, which is November 1 to 30, 2012.
See preview of John Lehrer's book "Imagine", written by the author, in a full 2 page article, titled "How to be creative", in the Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2012, pages C1-C2. Gives overview and highlights of his ideas.
Clarinetist Sabine Meyer is currently the world's greatest virtuoso clarinetist. Maybe the best clarinetist ever to live.
"Born to Run" is mind expanding and suspenseful while describing the grinding challenge of ultramarathons--100 miles at high elevation on mountainous terrain. Reading about the life and athletic abilities of the "stone age" Tarahumara Indians of isolated Copper Canyons, Sierra Madre, expands my concept of what the human body can do in the face of living in a hostile environment. I liked the description of running by Tarahumara's and certain other ultramarathoners as being joyful. They run for the love of running. The book also has a lot of technical details about the sport of long distance running. It's amazing what you can do on beans, corn, and chia seeds.