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Men! What are they thinking? We can't always answer that, but we'll be posting our favorite glimpses into their world in this space every Thursday.
* In 1989 a 7-year-old girl sent Roald Dahl "a dream in a bottle" she'd made with oil, colored water and glitter. He wrote back. (Twitter via Letters of Note)
* Speaking of children's literature, where's Waldo? (Guardian.co.uk)
* An ode to Steve Jobs' most influential innovation of all: Business casual attire. (The Smart Set)
* Bummed you won't get to see Venus Williams compete in the U.S. Open? Get to know Ryan Harrison, the 19-year-old Grantland calls the next John McEnroe. (Grantland)
* "Let’s put it this way: My legs are gone, but I’m still going to be able to walk my daughter down the aisle one day, and I’m still going to see my son grow up, and probably get into trouble." — New York Times photographer Joao Silva, who lost his legs after stepping on a landmine in Afghanistan, in a speech he gave in early August. The whole thing is worth a read. (Lens Blog)
Every Monday, we're rounding up things—small and big—that made us stop and think. Today's inspiration...
The quest for justice and equality continues. The Dream lives on, and the legacy of the man who was determined to speak to, and call forth, the moral voice within us now occupies a hallowed place among our heroes and our history.
-Janet Langhart Cohen, writing about the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Monument
When you get older you know what you can let go of, and you become lighter.
-Jane Fonda, in conversation with Charlie Rose, talking about how people over 50 are happier than younger people
At last check my four turkeys were still out in the rain, not looking up into the rain like idiots, but simply waiting out the storm with a Patton-like stoicism, their usual somber dignity a little soaked and muddy, but intact. I’m in awe.
Susan Orlean, on her fowls' reactions to Hurricane Irene
You can’t order creativity. You can only create the conditions for it to blossom--mainly by setting certain prescribed boundaries and then giving your creative people a great deal of autonomy to execute as they see fit.
-E.B. Boyd, on what we can learn from the music festival Burning Man, which starts today
I feel that a sense of compassion is the most precious thing there is.
-the Dalai Lama, via Twitter