Hey friends. I’m working up a Portrait Project in my brain. Anyone in NYC wanna let me take their picture?
A village in India plants 111 trees every time a... →
deafmuslimpunx: While in some parts of India, many expectant parents still say they’d prefer bearing sons, members of the Piplantri village, in the western state of Rajasthan, are breaking this trend by celebrating the birth of each baby girl in way that benefits everyone. For every female child that’s born, the community gathers to plant 111 fruit trees in her honor in the village common. ...
Above all remember this: that magic belongs as much to the heart as to the head...– Susanna Clarke (The Ladies of Grace Adieu)
If your ancestors cut down all the trees, it’s not your fault, but you still...– Pam Oliver, a professor in the UW-Madison sociology department, explaining the historical roots of racism in the United States to her undergraduate students (mostly middle-class and White). I try to use this when I teach race now, too, to get past the defensive “but why are you BLAMING ME”...
Don't Try: My Father's Horniness →
:( daxtumbler: My father, Dave Robert Shepard Sr., died on either December 30th or December 31st, depending on what time zone you were in. I received the call on the 30th at 11:30PM in Los Angeles, but the caller, positioned in Detroit, was two hours deep into the 31st. He was dead at 62 years old. Small cell…
The way to love someone is to lightly run your finger over that person’s soul...– Keith Miller (via hellanne)
Further, though, the TOMS campaign — like the million shirts — misses the...– The 7 Worst International Aid Ideas (via stfuconservatives)
I had the impression it wasn’t night and it wasn’t day, but some lurid third...– Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (via bookmania)
Art does have a purpose and does serve a human need; only it is not a material...– Ayn Rand, The Romantic Manifesto (via rockwriteon)