Mason Currey

Mason Currey is the author of Daily Rituals: How Artists Work.

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May 6 2013 5:45 AMDaily Rituals“The pleasures of not writing are so great that if you ever start indulging them you will never write again"—John Updike.
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May 2 2013 11:19 AMDaily RitualsKeep your day job.
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April 30 2013 8:15 AMDaily RitualsJohn Cheever believed sex improved his writing—and his eyesight.
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April 26 2013 5:35 AMDaily RitualsIt’s OK to nap.
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April 24 2013 7:15 AMDaily RitualsAre starving artists better artists?
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April 22 2013 5:50 AMDaily RitualsWhat do Auden, Sartre, and Ayn Rand have in common? Amphetamines.
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April 18 2013 5:37 AMDaily RitualsMarcel Proust, Franz Kafka, and other artists who did great work in the wee hours.
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April 17 2013 5:30 AMDaily RitualsHow novelists, painters, philosophers, and filmmakers find time each day to do their work.
Shopping
Nov. 10 2009 9:30 AMLoafing AroundThe search for the best automated breadmaker
Shopping
Oct. 7 2008 6:47 AMShow Me My MoneyWhat's the best software for keeping track of your personal finances?
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May 3 2013 5:35 AMDaily RitualsNaked calisthenics, air baths, head stands, and other strange artistic habits.
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May 1 2013 7:30 AMDaily RitualsHoney! You forgot to put the toothpaste on my toothbrush!
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April 29 2013 5:50 AMDaily RitualsKafka was a great procrastinator.
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April 25 2013 9:41 AMDaily RitualsTchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mahler—they all loved taking long walks.
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April 23 2013 8:30 AMDaily RitualsDoes boozing help or hinder artistic endeavor?
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April 19 2013 5:50 AMDaily RitualsCoffee!!!
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April 17 2013 5:31 AMDaily RitualsIs waking up early the secret to artistic success?
Dvd extras
March 16 2010 9:37 AMThe Complete Walker, Texas RangerFifty-one discs. Two hundred two episodes. Innumerable roundhouses.
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July 17 2009 10:23 AMI Believe I Can FlyCan I teach myself to control my dreams?
Shopping
Aug. 19 2008 7:58 AMWhat's the Buzz?Morning Spark oatmeal, Jolt energy gum, and the search for the perfect caffeine-infused snack.

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