July 29, 2014
janefriedman:

Hanging outside of a Cracker Barrel in West Virginia

janefriedman:

Hanging outside of a Cracker Barrel in West Virginia

July 28, 2014
"Why do you study philosophy?
It helps me understand things.
But what makes it relevant?
Plato says the purpose of philosophy is to teach us how to die.
There’s nothing to learn unless we’re living. In death we’re equal. It has that advantage over life."

Jhumpa LahiriThe Lowland (via bookmania)

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Filed under: Philosophy lit 
July 28, 2014

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July 27, 2014
"Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option."

-Maya Angelou (via larmoyante)

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July 27, 2014

mypubliclands:

Today we celebrate national “Take Your Pants for a Walk Day”  ……

Yes, really.  And it’s easy.  Just put on some pants and #getoutdoors - from #backyard2backcountry.  Here are a just a few of our favorite BLM-managed lands for walking, hiking, biking and more.

Check out last summer’s bucket list posts to learn more about these and other amazing BLM-managed lands: http://mypubliclands.tumblr.com/tagged/bucket%20list

July 27, 2014
smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Mount Bromo at Dawn
Photography by Rudi Gunawan (Bogor, Indonesia); Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Mount Bromo at Dawn

Photography by Rudi Gunawan (Bogor, Indonesia); Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia

(via nprfreshair)

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July 26, 2014

washingtonpost:

Eleven incredible images from high-powered microscopes.

(via npr)

July 26, 2014
"So being a good writer depends not just on having mastered the logical rules of combination but on having absorbed tens or hundreds of thousands of constructions and idioms and irregularities from the printed page. The first step to being a good writer is to be a good reader: to read a lot, and to savor and reverse-engineer good prose wherever you find it. That is, to read a passage of writing and think to yourself, … “How did the writer achieve that effect? What was their trick?” And to read a good sentence with a consciousness of what makes it so much fun to glide through."

Writing In The 21st Century (via azspot)

(via azspot)

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Filed under: writing reading 
July 25, 2014
americasgreatoutdoors:

Moose crossing Campbell Creek in Alaska. Photo: @mypubliclands Doug Ballou

americasgreatoutdoors:

Moose crossing Campbell Creek in Alaska.

Photo: @mypubliclands Doug Ballou

July 25, 2014
"

Time is a great deadener. People forget, get bored, grow old, go away.

-Jeanette Winterson

"

— Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit (via wolftooths)

(Source: meowsforyou, via palequeenliteraryquotes)

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Filed under: Lit 
July 24, 2014
conspiracytheorist79:

RT @BennettCartoons: “The Candidate” 6/8/2014- http://pic.twitter.com/ElbiwDDMeo

conspiracytheorist79:

RT @BennettCartoons: “The Candidate” 6/8/2014- http://pic.twitter.com/ElbiwDDMeo

(via political-cartoons)

July 23, 2014
vintageanchorbooks:

Novelist and short story writer Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen was born at 15 Herbert Place in Dublin on this day in 1899. “Writers do not find subjects; subjects find them.”  ― Elizabeth Bowen

vintageanchorbooks:

Novelist and short story writer Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen was born at 15 Herbert Place in Dublin on this day in 1899.

“Writers do not find subjects; subjects find them.”
Elizabeth Bowen

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Filed under: Writing 
July 23, 2014

vintageanchorbooks:

“In the very act of writing I felt pleased with what I did. There was the pleasure of having words come to me, and the pleasure of ordering them, re-ordering them, weighing one against another. Pleasure also in the imagination of the story, the feeling that it could mean something. Mostly I was glad to find out that I could write at all. In writing you work toward a result you won’t see for years, and can’t be sure you’ll ever see. It takes stamina and self-mastery and faith. It demands those things of you, then gives them back with a little extra, a surprise to keep you coming. It toughens you and clears your head. I could feel it happening. I was saving my life with every word I wrote, and I knew it.”
Tobias Wolff, In Pharaoh’s Army: Memories of the Lost War

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July 22, 2014
"When one wants to be profoundly oneself, one puts oneself on a plane that is partly incommunicable."

Yves Bonnefoy (via theparisreview)

July 22, 2014
vintageanchorbooks:

“It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance. ” — St. Jerome, Patron of Librarians, Book Lovers, Scholars.(Art: St. Jerome, by Palma il Vecchio)

vintageanchorbooks:

“It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance. ”
— St. Jerome, Patron of Librarians, Book Lovers, Scholars.

(Art: St. Jerome, by Palma il Vecchio)

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