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9. Follow your high school passion. Many recipients work outside of conventional disciplinary categories say the MacArthurs. Over the years awards have been given for paper-making, gospel-music, sculpting, stage-lighting, poetry – all the things students love but tend to drop as their course loads become heavier. Stick at it people.

The Guardian offers 9 guidelines for how to win one of the MacArthur Foundation’s ‘genius grants’

Wise words. Stay with it.


I have to say, I have a newfound respect for Rick Springfield. Yes he may be 63 and his last single was ‘Jessie’s Girl’ 30 years ago and he’s playing this corporate party, but man — the guy does not phone in a performance. Running, jumping, climbing on the balconies, shaking fans’ hands like it was his first tour. Much respect for a lifelong performing musician. Good for you, Rick. at LC Pavillion – View on Path. View Larger

I have to say, I have a newfound respect for Rick Springfield. Yes he may be 63 and his last single was ‘Jessie’s Girl’ 30 years ago and he’s playing this corporate party, but man — the guy does not phone in a performance. Running, jumping, climbing on the balconies, shaking fans’ hands like it was his first tour. Much respect for a lifelong performing musician. Good for you, Rick. at LC Pavillion – View on Path.