Spring forward, ho! I’m using ho in the attention-getting sense, dear reader. This weekend we rolled the clocks back, and I finally carved out a few minutes to curate The Skim. As always, The Skim is a curated weekly round-up of links, podcasts, videos, and/or books.

If you ever want to buy me a gift, hint hint. I love diagramming sentences, and this poster makes me giddy. 

Let’s get meta here. My curated list is giving you a curated list from The Muse with a ton of productivity hacks. 

The 99Percent talking about trains as a frequent and favorite mode of creatives. When I would ride the train to Florida, I was incredibly productive. Thanks Amtrak.

David Ogilvy on writing. Best tip: “Never use jargon words like reconceptualize, demassification, attitudinally, judgmentally. They are hallmarks of a pretentious ass.” Duly noted. Hat tip to Brain Pickings for reposting this.

You a writer? You wanna move to Detroit? No, really, they are giving houses away to writers who move to the D.

Esther? Vashti? Ruth? Mary Magadelene? Which Biblical heroine are you? BuzzFeed never disappoints. (Somehow, I got Mary, mother of Jesus. I need to go do a few Hail Marys for that.)

Jill Scott covers Aretha Franklin’s Rock Steady at the White House. Jesus wept and those tears annointed her vocal chords. Amen.
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