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sarah. public radio fiend. barefoot coffeeshop musician. 23. preschool teacher. environmental scientist. home arts enthusiast.

oldnewyork:

“Taking book from library, 5-year-old Johnny, who taught himself to read, selects The Ring of the Nibelung, which looks interesting to him. Library has wide choice of simpler books like the Bobbsey Twins, but bright children tire of these quickly, abandon them in favor of poetry, biography, science and politics.”
(LIFE Magazine, “Life inside a genius school.”)
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oldnewyork:

“Taking book from library, 5-year-old Johnny, who taught himself to read, selects The Ring of the Nibelung, which looks interesting to him. Library has wide choice of simpler books like the Bobbsey Twins, but bright children tire of these quickly, abandon them in favor of poetry, biography, science and politics.”

(LIFE Magazine, “Life inside a genius school.”)

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lessonsforchildren:

Guys, we let all these huge wolves come live with us, but now the wolves are huge and occasionally eat friends and loved ones. I think we need more, and bigger wolves. Semi-automatic wolves, if possible.

quixoticecholalia:


Teddy Roosevelt’s diary entry from the day his wife died. He never spoke of her death again.

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quixoticecholalia:

Teddy Roosevelt’s diary entry from the day his wife died. He never spoke of her death again.

My heart hurts :[

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If it is not a mere expression of the sexual drive, then love is based on mental pictures that we form of the beloved. And the more idealistic these mental pictures are, the more blessed the love. Here, too, thought is the father of feeling. People say that love makes us blind to the beloved’s flaws. But we can also turn this around and claim that love opens our eyes to the beloved’s strengths. Many pass by these good qualities without noticing them. One person sees them and, just for this reason, love awakens in the soul. What else has this person done but make a mental picture of what a hundred others have ignored?
— Rudolf Steiner, Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path: A Philosophy of Freedom, Chapter 1: Conscious Human Action (p. 17)

(Source: shinyalice)

anthropologie:

During the Great Depression, the Works Projects Administration commissioned artists to create posters for the Department of the Interior and National Parks Service. As far as design goes, these certainlyhold up over time. You can see more here.
Via: Vintagraph
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anthropologie:

During the Great Depression, the Works Projects Administration commissioned artists to create posters for the Department of the Interior and National Parks Service. As far as design goes, these certainlyhold up over time. You can see more here.

Via: Vintagraph

(Source: anthropologie)

thedailywhat:

Grammys: “Maximum trolling achieved”: Deadmau5 showed up at the Grammys wearing Skrillex’s personal cellphone number on his T-shirt.
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thedailywhat:

Grammys:Maximum trolling achieved”: Deadmau5 showed up at the Grammys wearing Skrillex’s personal cellphone number on his T-shirt.

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(Source: thedailywhat)

motherjones:

coolchicksfromhistory:

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, 1961.
Joan, a 19 year old Freedom Rider, was sentenced to two months in prison for her involvement in the integration of a Jackson, Mississippi bound train.  She served more than the required two months because each addition day reduced her $200 fine by $3.
In the Fall of 1961, Joan transferred from Duke University to historically black Tougaloo Southern Christian College because she felt integration should be a two way street.  
Today Joan is a retired teaching assistant living in Virginia and mother to five sons.  After the 2008 election she brought her Obama pin to the grave of Medgar Evers.  

Everything about this.
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motherjones:

coolchicksfromhistory:

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, 1961.

Joan, a 19 year old Freedom Rider, was sentenced to two months in prison for her involvement in the integration of a Jackson, Mississippi bound train.  She served more than the required two months because each addition day reduced her $200 fine by $3.

In the Fall of 1961, Joan transferred from Duke University to historically black Tougaloo Southern Christian College because she felt integration should be a two way street. 

Today Joan is a retired teaching assistant living in Virginia and mother to five sons.  After the 2008 election she brought her Obama pin to the grave of Medgar Evers.  

Everything about this.

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