Just finished the first volume of Atomic Robo, and jumping right in to volume two. Brian Clevinger’s comic is hilarious and jam-packed with surprises that any fan of Firefly or Indiana Jones will appreciate.
Read all of “Why Atomic Robo Hates Dr. Dinosaur” and other free comics at Atomic-Robo.com for a test of what Clevinger and friends are capable of.
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Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson (GoComics)
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Nerd that I am, I was certain that Captain America: The Winter Soldier was going to be my pick this year for most fun, surprising time at the cinema. Well, I recently caught the documentary Fed Up, and I am not exaggerating when I say that it’s high-energy, full of surprises, emotionally charged without being sappy. In short? A damn good time at the movies, and so much more. Highly recommended, obviously.
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Text of “Still I Rise” available
through the Academy of American Poets
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If you wish to be something that you are not,–something fine, noble, good,–you shut your eyes, and for one dreamy moment you are that which you long to be.
The World I Live In
The same goes, I believe, for opening one’s eyes to a book. Here are two that I recommend…
Many of Ms. Keller’s writings, including The World I Live In (which is a profound and gorgeously penned explanation of Keller’s perception), are available free for the Kindle through Amazon. If you haven’t the time to read Dorothy Herrmann’s extensive Keller biography, I insist that you at least watch the seven-minute video below. It will amaze and inspire you. (One thing I didn’t know, for example: Keller is in part responsible for the invention of the audiobook!)
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A story of obsession–er, I mean, a hobby. A voice from the past, or a Tweet, rather.
For more, visit The Museum of Four in the Morning website.
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