October 21, 2014
"We have a criminal justice system that treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent."

Bryan Stevenson

One Lawyer’s Fight For Young Blacks And ‘Just Mercy’

(via nprfreshair)

October 21, 2014
Why did top scientific journals reject this Dr. Bronner's ad?

October 21, 2014
"If I, as a novelist, wrote dialogue for my characters which was meticulously grammatical , the result would be the creation of a speech which rendered the characters pompous and unreal."

— Louis Bromfield (via vintageanchorbooks)

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Filed under: lit writing 
October 20, 2014
"Florida has these very clear characteristics related to heat, climate, other aspects of weather. Critters. Ways of life too. Deep down that stuff has been Florida probably forever, and on top of that is the 20th century and the 21st century, and some of those things are somewhat generic — you could find those things anywhere, really everywhere you can go and find the crime and the politics — but underneath that is this kind of primitive state."

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/state/listening-to-jeff-klinkenberg/2201255 (via oldflorida)

October 19, 2014
smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Lemur Leaf Frog
Rare daytime sighting of the critically endangered Agalychnis lemur
Photo by Nicolas Reusens (Madrid, Spain); La Paz Waterfall, Costa Rica

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Lemur Leaf Frog

Rare daytime sighting of the critically endangered Agalychnis lemur

Photo by Nicolas Reusens (Madrid, Spain); La Paz Waterfall, Costa Rica

(via nprfreshair)

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Filed under: nature photography 
October 19, 2014

It’s a mistake to check news sites before bed. Truth is stranger than fiction. 

"Duncan denied helping his Ebola-sickened neighbor,"

"Duncan’s neighbors in Liberia believe he was infected by helping a pregnant woman who later died from Ebola. It was unclear if he knew about her diagnosis before traveling to the United States. Duncan denied helping his Ebola-sickened neighbor, but it would be consistent with the caring nature he always showed, said his nephew Josephus Weeks of nearby Kannapolis." (First US Ebola Victim remembered for Compassion /

"shifts that coincided with the hiring of public-relations giant Burson-Marsteller."

But Presbyterian is where it happened. Initial confidence by executives has given way to open confession of error and apologies, but also increasingly assertive defenses and employee pep rallies — shifts that coincided with the hiring of public-relations giant Burson-Marsteller. (Ebola crisis is testing Presbyterian Hospital Dallas / DallasNews.com)

"At Presbyterian’s ER, the rest of the story is even less known. The signs all say Presbyterian, but Presbyterian doesn’t run it. The entire department is outsourced to an independent contractor." (Ebola crisis is testing Presbyterian Hospital Dallas / DallasNews.com)

"As officials conduct hushed-tone meetings in the bowels of the giant vessel, as media hordes hover and hazmat trucks provide photo opportunities and two of the hospital’s own struggle against Ebola in distant isolation, staffers continue to dutifully serve the patients who come.

Doctors and nurses shuffle through art-ornamented, speckled-tile corridors while volunteers in green vests serve up popcorn or station themselves at information desks, ready to smile and assist. Downstairs, anxious families sip Folgers as they await loved ones undergoing surgery.” (Ebola crisis is testing Presbyterian Hospital Dallas / DallasNews.com)

"a Coast Guard crew flew in a helicopter Saturday to meet the Carnival Magic and lowered a basket of supplies. The woman provided a blood sample, which was taken to a state lab in Austin for processing.

Kendrick had no further details about how the sample was taken.” (Coast Guard Picks Up Blood Sample From Cruise Ship / Associated Press)

October 18, 2014
CITADEL

anthonybourdain:

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The former imperial capital of Hue sits just below what was once the DMZ between North and South Vietnam and was, near the end of the war, the site of some its fiercest fighting. You’ve seen it in newsreel footage—and recreated (in England) in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”.

It’s one…

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Filed under: travel 
October 18, 2014
theparisreview:

“The paintings appear as visions, as though you can see through time while only looking at the clouds.” 
This week’s staff picks, including Jane Wilson’s landscapes at DC Moore Gallery, the man who smuggles Trader Joe’s into Canada, and a book written by a computer.

theparisreview:

“The paintings appear as visions, as though you can see through time while only looking at the clouds.” 

This week’s staff picks, including Jane Wilson’s landscapes at DC Moore Gallery, the man who smuggles Trader Joe’s into Canada, and a book written by a computer.

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Filed under: art 
October 18, 2014
jamiatt:

Cleaning the kitchen and assessing current liquor status in house, which is three bottle of bourbon & four airplane bottles of flavored vodka, including Cinnabon flavored because America is sometimes a horrible place.

jamiatt:

Cleaning the kitchen and assessing current liquor status in house, which is three bottle of bourbon & four airplane bottles of flavored vodka, including Cinnabon flavored because America is sometimes a horrible place.

October 18, 2014
"I like making gumbo. I like gardening. I like writing, at least when it’s going well, maybe because it seems to be exactly as tactile a thing to do as making gumbo or gardening."

Joan Didionanswering the Proust Questionnaire (via nationalbook)

(via taylorbooks)

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Filed under: writing 
October 18, 2014
Seven Mindful Practices to Transform Stress - Thrive: The Kripalu Blog

October 17, 2014
azspot:

Steve Breen

azspot:

Steve Breen

October 17, 2014
aseaofquotes:

A.A. Milne, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

aseaofquotes:

A.A. Milne, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

(via poetsandwriters)

October 17, 2014

americasgreatoutdoors:

Fall is all about colors, and at Glacier National Park in Montana, they are starting to show. Along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, the trees’ yellow and gold contrast nicely with the deep blues of the water.

October 16, 2014
He asked me what I wrote about and I said, Loneliness.

jamiatt:

A really beautiful day, so I said, Fuck it, and went to the dog park with Sid, where there were mud piles and miniature lakes, and he got dirty, and I did not stop him because it was nice to see him having a good time. He’s still not great with other dogs, not great at playing, at least not when…

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