Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Our Dreaming Mind

Last night I finished Berlin (though I gather there’s a book II, called City of Smoke that I’d like to get my hands on now) and started another book on dreams. This one; Our Dreaming Mind, is by Robert Van de Castle, the former director of the Sleep and Dream Laboratory at the University of Virginia. It seems to be a very interesting read so far, and a decidedly different flavor than the previous dream book I mentioned. Excellent bedtime reading, especially considering my valiant attempts to jump start my own dream-life again.

Publishers Weekly review:
Inspirational imagery revealed in dreams to Muhammad, Gandhi, Descartes, Wagner, Handel, Coleridge, Yeats, Orson Welles, Elias Howe and many others has wrought significant changes in politics, science, art, music, film, literature and religion. Yet dreams have been devalued in Western culture, and one reason for this, suggests Van de Castle, is that Freud’s forging of strong links among dreams, neuroses and sex has thwarted a wider exploration of the full meaning of dreams.

Former director of the University of Virginia Medical School’s Sleep and Dream Laboratory, the author explores the dream theories of Freud, Jung, Montague Ullman, Fritz Perls and others. He surveys the importance of dream imagery in ancient and non-Western cultures and crams in a wealth of information on children’s dreams, recurrent dreams, nightmares, gender differences in dreaming and much else. This immensely readable resource is a monumental history of dreams and a practical stimulus for those who want to remember and work with their dreams. (Illustrated).


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Is in my short TBR pile – it’s due soon! :)

Sounds Great!

This book sounds great! I will add this to my reading list. Thank you for sharing!

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