His writing has been described as darkly ironic, wickedly funny and deeply harrowing. My kind of writer.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
I love this graphic tee from Milwaukee Home.
As a proud Milwaukeean, this shirt reminds me of all the things I love about my city. I’ve put together a few that immediately come to mind:
- Growing up listening to Bob Uecker call games and seeing the Brew Crew at County Stadium (Not to mention Bernie Brewer sliding into a giant beer mug).
- Breakfasts at George Webb on Bluemound Road.
- Frozen Custard at Kopps and Gilles (my dad’s personal favorite).
- Milwaukee Pizza: Balistreri’s, and Zaffiro’s are my favorites.
- Music at Alpine Valley.
- The Milwaukee Art Museum.
- Alterra Coffee.
- The Allen Bradley Clock Tower.
Great place to grow up. Diverse, cultural and steeped in tradition, Milwaukee is an awesome place to call home.
Always a fan of manifestos, I particularly love this one by Susan Cain from her fantastic book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking.
- There’s a word for “people who are in their heads too much”: Thinkers.
- Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.
- The next generation of quiet kids can and must be raised to know their own strengths.
- Sometimes it helps to be a pretend extrovert. There will always be time to be quiet later.
- But in the long run, staying true to your temperament is key to finding work you love and work that matters.
- One genuine new relationship is worth a fistful of business cards.
- It’s OK to cross the street to avoid making small talk.
- “Quiet leadership” is not an oxymoron.
- Love is essential; gregariousness is optional.
- “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Ghandi
Excellent advice. As a proud introvert and fan of solitude and its ability to fuel the imagination and act as a catalyst for creativity, this manifesto deserves generous use and dissemination.