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Haruki Murakami: Talent Is Nothing Without Focus and Endurance

The 99 Percent presents an overview of Haruki Murakami’s memoirs, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. >> Link: Haruki Murakami: Talent Is Nothing Without Focus and Endurance :: Articles :: The 99 Percent

Cosmic Origins: Birth, Life, and Death of the Universe

The University of Arizona presents a well-produced series of engaging lectures on popular cosmology: the origins of the universe, black holes, dark matter, the big bang, and the search for (and understanding of) life in the universe. It’s all free on iTunes U–a fantastic source for free audio and video courses online. >> Link: Cosmic Origins …

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Glory Through Suffering in Cycling

From the ever-elegant Rapha: Cycling is so hard, the suffering is so intense, that it’s absolutely cleansing. The pain is so deep and strong that a curtain descends over your brain… Once, someone asked me what pleasure I took in riding for so long. ’Pleasure?’ I said. ’I don’t understand the question.’ I didn’t do …

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Feathers Fly in L.A. as Maria the Goose Faces Eviction

This story about a goose in Los Angeles’s Echo Park is very cute. Feathers Fly in L.A. as Maria the Goose Faces Eviction – WSJ.com

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