pieces of string

Aug 29

nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

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"To know oneself is to err, and the oracle that said. Know thyself proposed a task more difficult than the labours of Hercules and a riddle murkier than the Sphinx To consciously not know ourselves — that’s the way! And to consciously not know ourselves is the active task of irony. I know nothing greater, nor more worthy of the truly great man, than the patient and expressive analysis of the ways in which we don’t know ourselves, the conscious recording of the unconsciousness of our conscious states, the metaphysics of autonomous shadows, the poetry of the twilight of disillusion."

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The Book of Disquiet (entry 149),

Fernando Pessoa

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Aug 5
newsweek:

A Utah teacher and education blogger says he was fired from the Nomen Global Language Center in Provo after writing a blog post about homophones, though he disputes media reports that he was let go for promoting a “gay agenda.” 

Self-described “social media specialist and content provider” Tim Torkildson recounted the firing in a personal blog post, which was subsequently picked up by The Salt Lake Tribune and other outlets. 

According to that account, Nomen Global owner Clarke Woodger was concerned that a post about homophones—words that sound the same but are defined differently—meant the school would be “associated with homosexuality.” “He called me into the conference room, and he said, ‘We’re going to let you go,’” Torkildson told Newsweek. “[He said] this blog on homophones is the last straw. You can’t be trusted. I can’t trust you to write a regular blog.” 

Education Blogger Fired for Writing About Homophones and Confusing Homophobes
Aug 2

newsweek:

A Utah teacher and education blogger says he was fired from the Nomen Global Language Center in Provo after writing a blog post about homophones, though he disputes media reports that he was let go for promoting a “gay agenda.”

Self-described “social media specialist and content provider” Tim Torkildson recounted the firing in a personal blog post, which was subsequently picked up by The Salt Lake Tribune and other outlets.

According to that account, Nomen Global owner Clarke Woodger was concerned that a post about homophones—words that sound the same but are defined differently—meant the school would be “associated with homosexuality.” “He called me into the conference room, and he said, ‘We’re going to let you go,’” Torkildson told Newsweek. “[He said] this blog on homophones is the last straw. You can’t be trusted. I can’t trust you to write a regular blog.”

Education Blogger Fired for Writing About Homophones and Confusing Homophobes

wholetonemylk:

composersdoingnormalshit:

Olivier Messiaen looking into Iannis Xenakis’ pocket.

<3 <3
Jul 24

wholetonemylk:

composersdoingnormalshit:

Olivier Messiaen looking into Iannis Xenakis’ pocket.

<3 <3

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Jul 24

musicalandacademicblunderings:

Johnny Galecki, regarding rumors about him being gay.

I know I’ve reblogged this before, but I’ll do it again now, and probably again in the future. This right here is what I talk about often. By defending yourself as a straight person, you are adding to the negativity tacked onto the idea of being a gay person. Let’s try to remember this!

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Jul 22

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Jul 18

micdotcom:

Artist recreates his childhood doodles 20 years later

In his series “Kiddie Arts,” Telmo Pieper took his old doodles and used Photoshop to digitally recreate them in a realistic style. While the pictures still look bizarre and fantastical, it’s fascinating to see the two versions — one by a child and one by an adult — side by side.

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Jul 18

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Jul 4

Paradise Lost, Ed Freeman

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"At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening."

- Unknown (via creatingaquietmind)

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Jul 4
loverofbeauty:

Michael Borremans  (2013)
Jul 2

loverofbeauty:

Michael Borremans  (2013)

Jul 2

englishsnow:

 coolhandluke

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Jun 30

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hellogiggles:

AMAZING PHOTOSHOP PROJECT REVEALS BEAUTY STANDARDS AROUND THE WORLD
by Margaret Eby
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Jun 26

hellogiggles:

AMAZING PHOTOSHOP PROJECT REVEALS BEAUTY STANDARDS AROUND THE WORLD

by Margaret Eby

http://ift.tt/1rE0KYc