This essay-app hybrid by Robin Sloan called “Fish” says how instead of allowing ourselves to just devour an endless stream of information everyday, we should let ourselves focus on that which really inspires us. So I thought I’d start my own little “personal canon” on here, and maybe turn it into something in the future. I have a few ideas. So stay tuned.
David Foster Wallace’s commencement speech at Kenyon College. Made into a book, as well as a pretty popular Youtube video. Either way, this is the kind of speech that can be reread thousands of times.
Michael Bourne’s piece for The Millions on Walt Whitman. Really makes me read and read and read and read Whitman.
The Value of Following Passion in a Jobless World, from the Atlantic. The title says it all. Helps keep my spirits up.
Jack Kerouac’s Tips on Writing. Something that MUST be dwelled on.
Neil Gaiman’s heart breaking elegy for his dog who passed away in early 2013. Hits me right in the feels every time.
Splitsider article on David Foster Wallace’s popularity among comedy nerds It makes so much sense.