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  1. My first question to anyone who is on television saying, “We have to get tough, we need to put boots on the ground and we need to go to war in one of these places” is, I will hear you out if you tell me you are prepared to send your son, your daughter, your grandson, your granddaughter to that war of which you are beating the drums. If you aren’t, I have no patience with you, and don’t even talk to me.
  2. I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
    Jonathan Carroll (via danmaru)

    (via recall-all-republicans)

  3. A learned person will become noble only when he or she has put into practice what has been learned, instead of just mere words.

    Dalai Lama (via thecalminside)

    Nag, nag, nag…

  4. do-over:

    worclip:

    The Jero from Trakke and Uala Jero

    The Jero is built to bring adventure to your doorstep. Inspired by the yurt - a portable structure developed by the nomadic people of Central Asia - we’ve taken time-tested principles and refined them using cutting edge design and manufacturing techniques to bring this ancient dwelling into the 21st century. Its compact pack-size  liberates valuable storage space when the yurt is stowed away, while the lightweight construction allows it to be transported in a car with ease.

    Toni!

  5. do-over:

kfedup:

houseofjules2:

themisscook:

walelafusihatchi:

 

Gimme dis

Oh, look! The gif that causes me to feel very intense and specific things in such rapid succession that my brain completely short circuits and I barely even know where I am came up on the dash again.

Yep.

I’ve reblogged this before. All the ladies pretty much said the same thing the last time it went around.
What I’d like to know is what the guys think.

Happy to know I’m doing it right?

    do-over:

    kfedup:

    houseofjules2:

    themisscook:

    walelafusihatchi:

     

    Gimme dis

    Oh, look! The gif that causes me to feel very intense and specific things in such rapid succession that my brain completely short circuits and I barely even know where I am came up on the dash again.

    Yep.

    I’ve reblogged this before. All the ladies pretty much said the same thing the last time it went around.

    What I’d like to know is what the guys think.

    Happy to know I’m doing it right?

  6. likeapairofbottlerockets:

    Killer Mike is fucking awesome.

    I didn’t watch this until I’d seen it on my dashboard probably 10 times, but I’m glad I did. Totally agree with the OP.

    (via brilliantorange)

  7. cleapow:

Coming in Spring 2015.

OMG

    cleapow:

    Coming in Spring 2015.

    OMG

  8. This is the real secret of life— to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now and instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
    Alan Watts (via thecalminside)
  9. ☛ The 2017 total solar eclipse awarded to the United States

    jkottke:

    2017 Eclipse

    I do not officially have a bucket list1 but if I did have one, watching a total solar eclipse would be on it. Was just talking about it the other day in fact. Well. I am pretty damn excited for the Great American Eclipse of 2017!

    In August 21, 2017, millions of people across the…

  10. It seems to me now that the public face of social liberalism has ceased to seem positive, joyful, human, and freeing. I now mostly associate that public face with danger, with an endless list of things that you can’t do or say or think, and with the constant threat of being called an existentially bad person if you say the wrong thing, or if someone decides to misrepresent what you said as saying the wrong thing. There are so many ways to step on a landmine now, so many terms that have become forbidden, so many attitudes that will get you cast out if you even appear to hold them. I’m far from alone in feeling that it’s typically not worth it to engage, given the risks. […] I cannot tell you how common it is for me to talk to 19, 20, 21 year old students, who seem like good people, who discuss liberal and left-wing beliefs as positive ideas, but who shrink from identifying with liberalism and feminism instinctively. Privately, I lament that fact, but it doesn’t surprise me. Of course much of these feelings stem from conservative misrepresentations and slanders of what social liberalism is and means. But it also comes from the perception that, in the online forums where so much political discussion happens these days, the slightest misstep will result in character assassination and vicious condemnation.

    Where Online Social Liberalism Lost The Script

    by Freddie deBoer

    The whole thing is 5 long paragraphs, very well written and spot on.

  11. A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.
     Alan Watts (via purplebuddhaproject)

    (via redcloud)

  12. First of all, you need to know that an emotion is only that—an emotion—even though it may be a big, strong one. You are so much bigger, so much more than this emotion.
    Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)
  13. mar-see-ah:

ellpea:

bookphile:

Cover for Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman, sequel to Seraphina. 
From Goodreads:

Seraphina took the literary world by storm with 8 starred reviews and numerous “Best of” lists. At last, her eagerly awaited sequel has arrived—and with it comes an epic battle between humans and dragons.The kingdom of Goredd: a world where humans and dragons share life with an uneasy balance, and those few who are both human and dragon must hide the truth. Seraphina is one of these, part girl, part dragon, who is reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world. When war breaks out between the dragons and humans, she must travel the lands to find those like herself—for she has an inexplicable connection to all of them, and together they will be able to fight the dragons in powerful, magical ways. As Seraphina gathers this motley crew, she is pursued by humans who want to stop her. But the most terrifying is another half dragon, who can creep into people’s minds and take them over. Until now, Seraphina has kept her mind safe from intruders, but that also means she’s held back her own gift. It is time to make a choice: Cling to the safety of her old life, or embrace a powerful new destiny?

On sale March 10th, 2015.

EEEE

I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a sequel than this one. SERAPHINA IS AN AMAZING BOOK. If you haven’t read it yet, please do.

Found it!

    mar-see-ah:

    ellpea:

    bookphile:

    Cover for Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman, sequel to Seraphina

    From Goodreads:

    Seraphina took the literary world by storm with 8 starred reviews and numerous “Best of” lists. At last, her eagerly awaited sequel has arrived—and with it comes an epic battle between humans and dragons.

    The kingdom of Goredd: a world where humans and dragons share life with an uneasy balance, and those few who are both human and dragon must hide the truth. Seraphina is one of these, part girl, part dragon, who is reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world. When war breaks out between the dragons and humans, she must travel the lands to find those like herself—for she has an inexplicable connection to all of them, and together they will be able to fight the dragons in powerful, magical ways. 

    As Seraphina gathers this motley crew, she is pursued by humans who want to stop her. But the most terrifying is another half dragon, who can creep into people’s minds and take them over. Until now, Seraphina has kept her mind safe from intruders, but that also means she’s held back her own gift. It is time to make a choice: Cling to the safety of her old life, or embrace a powerful new destiny?

    On sale March 10th, 2015.

    EEEE

    I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a sequel than this one. SERAPHINA IS AN AMAZING BOOK. If you haven’t read it yet, please do.

    Found it!