We were together. I forget the rest.– walt whitman (via fourthtimes)
Soyons reconnaissants aux personnes qui nous donnent du bonheur; elles sont les...– Marcel Proust, Les Plaisirs et les Jours (1896) Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. (via mohandasgandhi)
Rick Scott's Pee Test Fails a Court Test →
motherjones: Rick Scott’s Pee Test Fails a Court Test Two months ago, the Republican governor of Florida learned that his scheme to drug-test welfare recipients, at their expense, was a blig ol’ flop. This week, he learned it’s probably unconstitutional, too. Read a judge’s blistering highlights here.
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn. My God do you learn.– - C.S. Lewis It confuses me when I see posts from young progressives about refusing to vote in 2012. Less than a year ago almost 80% of young people didn’t vote in the midterm elections. This is what happened. And this. And this. And this. Just look at what we have to show for that strategy. ...
The U.N., the U.S. Embargo, and the 20-Year Rout →
Next Tuesday, the United Nations General Assembly will debate the “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial, and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.” This will be the twentieth year the General Assembly has considered a resolution condemning the U.S. embargo. In every previous year, the resolution has been adopted in a rout. Excellent...
The other night I was waiting for the washer to finish spinning so I could hang my clothes to dry for the next day and I decided to dig into the bookcase in the corner of my living room. Many of the girls who have lived in this apartment before me have stashed the books they brought with them in there, you know, so they didn’t have to take them back to the states. Books are heavy, yo. ...
note to self:
hannahsingleton: you do not need constant affection to function, suck it up.
kelse-bell: What Harry Potter has taught me- 1997 - 2011 Harry Potter taught me that some things are worth dying for. Ron Weasley taught me that believing in yourself is a hundred times more powerful than luck. Hermione Granger taught me that an education is a girl’s best asset, even if it doesn’t make you many friends. Severus Snape taught me to never, ever, ever judge someone. Rubeus...
mohandasgandhi: I just spent about an hour in the cold talking to a woman, who essentially recalled her entire (unbelievable) life story to me with a brutal and admirable honesty. She did initially approach me and ask for money and I gave her what I had because I liked her honesty; she needed dog food and cigarettes. She did assure me, however, that she was trying to quit because he has stage 3...
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I saw a mother whose child died on the train and had to bury him on the Mexican...– Migrants ride ‘the Beast’ from Mexico to the US (via cipotaaa)
twentysplenty: Calle 13 - Latino America Tú no...
Note to self: Spent some time moving furniture and washing windows. Good therapy.
Distance never separates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the...– Henri J.M. Nouwen (via envyforthesolidground)
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we...– Henri Nouwen (via myhazeleyes)
Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless, and doubt to...– Paul Tillich (via human-voices)