Every day we are inundated by novel experiences and one-of-a-kind connections. But, unfortunately, we’ve learned to block it all out. We overlook the extraordinary. We ignore the novel. We distance ourselves from the unusual.
But this is no good. In blocking the extraneous, everything becomes forgettable. We are closing ourselves off, diminishing our worldview one missed opportunity at a time.
The Alchemist is an active pursuit to find the brilliance in seemingly mundane happenings and observations. We will take everything — the people we pass, the television we watch, the food we eat — and search for the inspiration therein.
From lead, gold.
Musings from Sylvain Laboratories
Battling the TV Graduation Death Knell
For the most part, high school-based TV shows go down just two roads when faced with the prospect of their main characters graduating–neither of which has proven particularly successful.
Please Do Not Disturb… On The Train
While the city has gone out of its way to inundate New Yorkers with rules for public safety, they have allowed other things to work themselves out naturally.
How Sex Reveals Itself Online
Though men are no longer the only ones making tools and fending off predators, and women are no longer the only ones nurturing children, the way we react to information still diverges. One place this becomes abundantly clear is within the comments section on many of our favorite sites.
McDonalds and Monopoly: The Most American Thing on the Planet
It comes as no surprise Americans love Monopoly at McDonalds, it is a harmonious merger of two of the most American things there are.
Welcome back Release Day, it’s nice to see you again.
Digital piracy didn’t just bring down the music industry as we knew it, it also caused the collapse of Release Day.