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September 11, 2009

Finding Your Muse

Some of my favorite things are things that I have found without looking them - or even looking at all. Some of my favorite music, for example, is stuff that jumps in front of me when I am...

...least expecting it.

Found magazine is one of those. On their online site() you can find a continually shifting scene of "found" stuff. This might be stray photographs, pieces of letters, frantic reminders, distraught love notes and much more. If you find a favorite that you are willing to wear in public, you can have a t-shirt or mug made.

They also accept submissions, so if you find any random or desperate notes, or disjointed photographs open to interpretation, send them in.

Another site that suits me when my life is getting too routine and predictable and I need a hit of randomness is Stumbleupon (http://www.stumbleupon.com/). As I glance at it today I see 13 astronomical mysteries (http://www.stumbleupon.com/s/#34pzgO/www.newscientist.com/special/13-more-things/topic:Astronomy) and public irony in action (.

And if you were ever wonder what the most poisonous substances on earth are, you could look at (.

So if you are ever looking for a discussion topic, or unexpected information of almost any kind - or, if you have some insights of your own, you can post them at (.

It is good to remember that we are all always learning. And it is always more fun to learn together. We can learn as much from the past as from the present.

Let me know what it is about English that you find confounding, infuriating or endlessly intriguing.

Listen, read and speak. Make your new language your own.

My best to you as you make your way through this intriguing , constantly shifting linguistic landscape.


About the author of this entry:

Morf has a B.A.from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and an MAT (Master's in Teaching English) from the University of Washington (Seattle). Morf prefers international and independent films, foods he can't pronounce, music no one else has heard of and riding his bicycle in foreign cities.

Posted by mmorf at September 11, 2009 04:32 PM

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