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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.

newsweek:

The Case for Reparations - The Atlantic
lyde Ross was born in 1923, the seventh of 13 children, near Clarksdale, Mississippi, the home of the blues. Ross’s parents owned and farmed a 40-acre tract of land, flush with cows, hogs, and mules. Ross’s mother would drive to Clarksdale to do her shopping in a horse and buggy, in which she invested all the pride one might place in a Cadillac. The family owned another horse, with a red coat, which they gave to Clyde. The Ross family wanted for little, save that which all black families in the Deep South then desperately desired—the protection of the law.

newsweek:

The Case for Reparations - The Atlantic

lyde Ross was born in 1923, the seventh of 13 children, near Clarksdale, Mississippi, the home of the blues. Ross’s parents owned and farmed a 40-acre tract of land, flush with cows, hogs, and mules. Ross’s mother would drive to Clarksdale to do her shopping in a horse and buggy, in which she invested all the pride one might place in a Cadillac. The family owned another horse, with a red coat, which they gave to Clyde. The Ross family wanted for little, save that which all black families in the Deep South then desperately desired—the protection of the law.

templeofapelles:

detail from Rogier van der Weyden

templeofapelles:

detail from Rogier van der Weyden