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fishingboatproceeds: So I own or co-own a few businesses that have experienced varying degrees of success. I am in the educational video business, and the book-writing business, and the merchandise distribution business, and the conference running business, and the making YouTube videos with my brother… !!!
One time in 1965, our family all piled in the car and we drove across the...– David Alan Grier on what his father taught him about being African-American in the US (via nprfreshair) !!
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they...– Rumi (via fuckyeahrumi) !!!
I’ve been reading Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory, and it may very well be the best book I’ve read all year. I’m not done with it yet, but there will be a write up on it in just another couple of days. But I did want to take a moment to talk about sin. Since the main character of the book is a Catholic priest, a great deal of the story focuses on the nature of...
…unhappiness too can become a habit like piety.– Graham Greene The Power and the Glory
What's Up With the Subjunctive Mood?
interretialia: Utinam in lingua Anglica modus subiunctivus fortior esset! If only the subjunctive mood were stronger in English! lifesucksthenyoublog: theyuniversity: yo everyone should correctly use the subjunctive All of these things are correct. And it would be even easier if Latin only had that many uses of the subjunctive and not seven or eight others! (oh, and did you notice...
…this place was very like the world elsewhere: people snatched at causes...– Graham Greene The Power and the Glory
When you visualized a man or woman carefully, you could always begin to feel...– Graham Greene The Power and the Glory
…the Kingdom of God is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to...– Jesus in The Gospel of Thomas (via zerooneinfinity)
The story behind the graphic image of the Empire... →
Why not use the photo? Yes, the picture is troubling, but why shouldn’t we be troubled by a brutal murder in public? I guarantee this picture is not as troubling as seeing it in person was for those who did. And it is many degrees of magnitude less frightening than being shot. Let us all be troubled by the experience forced upon our peers and fellow Americans.
I observed the most wonderful parents today. They were sitting outside my favorite coffee shop with their dog and little girl, probably three years old. Anyway, the little girl said in a disgustingly whiny voice that she didn’t want to eat her muffin. Her parents calmly reacted with, “Never speak with that kind of voice again.” When the little girl tried to walk it back with,...
Happiness is divine content.– Deepak Chopra
Currently in the legal system there’s this myth of equality. And the assumption...– neuroscientist David Eagleman, author of Incognito (via nprfreshair) Imagine that. In fact, let’s all imagine it. And since we all have different brains, we’ll all imagine it differently.