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Wise Words of Martha Graham

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open…

No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”

Check her out:


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An E-mail to the Team Before the Break: Holidaze Brain Food

Here is a recent email to the ballers that are @wluLex (Twitter)–Washington and Lee University’s student social media creators, curators and distributors.


When you get a chance, here’s some grade-A thought fuel. GREAT investment of small amounts of time over the next month. Pick a handful to watch and we’ll talk about some of the greatest hits at our next meeting—if you had to pick just one for everyone to watch, which one would it be? Please feel free to share others!

  1. TED Talks on social media: http://mashable.com/2010/02/08/ted-talks-social-meida/
  2. The man, Steve Jobs’, famous Stanford Commencement speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHWUCX6osgM
  3. TED Talks on Creativity, Inspiration & Passion: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-mustsee-ted-talks-creativity-inspiration-passion/
  4. Meet the Coolest Mayor in the World (an example of where personality & passion can lead): http://www.messynessychic.com/2012/11/28/meet-the-coolest-mayor-in-the-world/
  5. Best of the World 2013 (via Hank, because it’s awesome): http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/best-trips-2013/#/shangri-la-records-memphis-tennessee_61106_600x450.jpg

See the passion in the speakers’ eyes? That is what we are shooting for next term. It is time to embrace our roles as the ambassadors for our ideas.

Keep it Kept,

Jamie Goodin
Washington and Lee University ’10
Web Communications Specialist
x5854, 434-944-5446
What do you guys think? Any other videos? Any thoughts inspired?