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Aug

14

Aug

nypl:

Iconic author Judy Blume passed along her #ireadeverywhere photo from a garden in Santa Fe, adding “Supposed to be doing revisions on novel but Wally Lamb inspires.” We can’t blame her! Now it’s your turn to show us where you’re reading today! 

nypl:

Iconic author Judy Blume passed along her #ireadeverywhere photo from a garden in Santa Fe, adding “Supposed to be doing revisions on novel but Wally Lamb inspires.” We can’t blame her! Now it’s your turn to show us where you’re reading today! 

24

Jul

bookporn:

How cute does Mark Twain reading in bed looks?

bookporn:

How cute does Mark Twain reading in bed looks?

(Source: laescrituradesatada)

Guernica:
What are some strands of philosophical thought that guide your thinking on how people should make change in the contemporary world?
Grace Lee Boggs:
I was very lucky that as a graduate student at Bryn Mawr College, I studied Hegel’s Phenomenology. He talked about how we do not reach freedom like a shot out of a pistol, but rather that it takes a lot of labor, patience, and suffering. And I’ve seen it happening. I’ve seen how it takes time for change to take place. But then when huge changes are taking place, they are extraordinary. And it requires a kind of philosophical thinking, thinking in terms of epochs.
Guernica:
Do you feel like that kind of intellectual inquiry is missing from today’s education system?
Grace Lee Boggs:
Well, I think that education today is a form of child abuse. The natural tendency of children is to solve problems, but we try to indoctrinate them with facts, which they are supposed to feed back, and then we fail them. And that’s child abuse. And you should never raise children that way. You should cultivate and encourage their natural tendencies to create solutions to the problems around them. We have a school in Detroit that’s founded on that idea—the Boggs school. They have wonderful teachers who create solutionaries.

mymodernmet:

Italian photographer Alessio Albi captures stunningly atmospheric portraits filled with subtly subdued tones and beautiful natural light.

Really love the blue sky shot.

03

Jun

2headedsnake:

Margarita Georgiadis

Fornacis, 2009, oil on canvas

Pendulum, 2012, oil on linen

The Skeptic, 2008, oil on canvas

The Principle of Invisibility (between Midnight and Dawn), 2009, oil on linen

Convulsive Beauty, 2012, oil on canvas

(Source: margaritageorgiadis.webs.com)

02

Jun

An Igloo made of Books by Miler Lagos

via fer1972

McCaskill: Hillary has resume to be 'terrific' president

erinmorgenstern:

pickledalice:

What are you reading right now?
Put it down.
Pick up “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern, it is wonderful! 

This is one of the most delightful pieces of circus-inspired art I’ve seen.

erinmorgenstern:

pickledalice:

What are you reading right now?

Put it down.

Pick up “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern, it is wonderful! 

This is one of the most delightful pieces of circus-inspired art I’ve seen.