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Some Cultural Selections from the Internet by Foley Schuler…

When people listen to music they enjoy, their brains drift into a resting daydream, a sort that can encourage creativity, regardless of the genre. From The Smithsonian: This Is Your Brain on Your Favorite Song.

“Architecture,” declared Goethe, “is frozen music,” and was given its first great modern expression by our great neighbor down the Lake Michigan Shoreline—Chicago—which is, in many ways, the world capital of modern architecture. The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s “Open House Chicago” will take place October 18 and 19, and is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across the city. Details here.

And, speaking of interiors, here’s a little something extra to inspire your creativity: 10 Stunning Writing Studios.

Did Mahler steal themes for his Resurrection Symphony from his deceased, mentally ill friend? You be the judge: "Something Rotten in the State of Mahler."

Of the thousands of incredible texts that have survived from the ancient world—some etched onto copper, beautifully inscribed on papyrus, chipped onto tablets, and even written using the ink of ground down gold and precious stones—many are works of art unto themselves. Here are ten that are not only beautiful but that also open a window onto the daily lives of our ancestors:  10 Incredible Texts of our Ancient Past.

And finally—an item to further demonstrate the power of music (and put a smile on your face at the same time): A Farmer Plays His Trombone for the Cattle Every Morning


“Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.”  —Herman Hesse

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