September 03, 2008

I dream a world... Daydreamers will enjoy this piece at The Boston Globe about why kids and adults need time to loll around and look at clouds. When we daydream we think of things that don't exist -- and the result can be something as cool as the Post-It Note! Apparently, great things happen when our brains are at rest.

Meanwhile, Galleycat is uncovering something else about vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Instead of Barracuda, some people might want to call her Book Banner. Ouch.

As always, Sara has something significant and thought-provoking to say about writing. Today's question: is mine necessary? That's actually a pretty heavy question.


Saints and Spinners said...

Thanks for the daydream link! I forwarded it to some friends. I've gotten so ensconced in daydreaming that I've been punished for it. I know, I know, there's a time and place for everything, but it wasn't until I was older and had a little more say in my schedule that I could actually get some of that necessary unstructured time in school.

I followed the links about Palin and book-banning. There is an extensive list of books allegedly challenged by Palin, but no source for the list (the commenter was asked for the source, but there's been no answer yet).

Sarah Stevenson said...

I loved the daydreaming article. It's funny--it brought back random memories of when I was a kid sitting there daydreaming, and my grandfather would always joke that I was "meditating," which cracked me up.

This explains why I get some of my best ideas when I'm driving around or taking a shower! :D