theperksofbeingalibrarian:

Sand mandala at Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, India.

Samsara (2011)

via chalkandwater

And then they leave it for the wind to blow the grains of sand away. 

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animatedamerican:

patrickat:

Censorship: The government says, “No, you cannot publish that.”

Not censorship: Your consumers say, “No, I find this problematic and I will not buy it.”

Yup.

Also not censorship: Your consumers say “All of you writers/artists need to stop doing the…

neenuhbee:

queenaisling:

a-weeping-fangirl:

When the back of a book has a bunch of reviews instead of a summary

Except for Ellen’s book right

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and tina fey’s
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Some of Edward Gorey's book illustrations.

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wizardsquad:

PERFECTION

wizardsquad:

PERFECTION

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gelopanda:

sydneychante:

thechanelmuse:

Meet Cory Nieves. He’s a dapper, 10-year old CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies who started his own booming cookie business in an effort to help his mom buy a car after moving from NYC to New Jersey in 2009.

Don’t you just love this?

EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS OMFG

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In general, I think we need to move away from the premise that being a good person is a fixed immutable characteristic and shift towards seeing being good as a practice. And it is a practice that we carry out by engaging with our imperfections. We need to shift towards thinking that being a good person is like being a clean person. Being a clean person is something you maintain and work on every day.We don’t assume ‘I am a clean person therefore I don’t need to brush my teeth.’ When someone suggests to us that we have something stuck in our teeth we don’t say to them ‘What do you mean I have something stuck in my teeth—but I’m a clean person?!’

Jay Smooth in his TED speech “how I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” (via tropicanastasia)

Jay Smooth almost always a reblog

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Dude nailed it. We all need to work at being good. Even if we think we are.

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coolchicksfromhistory:

Patsy Mink (1927-2002)
-The first woman of color in the US Congress
-The first Asian American to run for president (1972 Democratic primaries)
-Represented Hawaii for 12 terms
-Authored Title IX
-Served as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs under Carter
-As a student at the University of Nebraska, mobilized a coalition to end segregated student housing
-Mother of social justice advocate Gwendolyn (Wendy) Mink

coolchicksfromhistory:

Patsy Mink (1927-2002)

-The first woman of color in the US Congress

-The first Asian American to run for president (1972 Democratic primaries)

-Represented Hawaii for 12 terms

-Authored Title IX

-Served as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs under Carter

-As a student at the University of Nebraska, mobilized a coalition to end segregated student housing

-Mother of social justice advocate Gwendolyn (Wendy) Mink

(via yahighway)