"The free play of art is the result of mastery. " --Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." --Ladybird Johnson

"...a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand...." --Zoltan Kodaly



Looking for some good reading for the school year?

Have you ever noticed that there are certain books which become worn from re-reading?

Books which make some things more clear?

Here's some I find helpful:

Letters to a Young Poet, Rilke
Linchpin, Seth Godin
Tribes , also by Godin
If you want to write , Brenda Ueland
The War of Art, Steven Pressfield
Shop Class as Soul Craft, Matthew Crawford
A Whole New Mind, Daniel Pink
The Old Way of Seeing, Hale

And blog posts from Seth Godin (www.sethgodin.typepad.com and Leo Babuta(zenhabits.net).

Plus, nearly any TED talk by Ken Robinson.

Current reading?
Robert Francis (Collected Poems), and The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle.

And, as always, looking for good (non-fiction) suggestions. What are you reading these days?

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