oldworldwisdom: That is the worst moment, when you feel you have lost The desires for all that was most desirable, Before you are contented with what you can desire; Before you know what is left to be desired; And you go on wishing that you could desire What desire has left behind. But you cannot understand. How could you understand what it is to feel old? The Cocktail Party (1949)
Maybe I’m dreaming you. Maybe you’re dreaming me; maybe we only exist in each...– Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife (via larmoyante)
Blogging as Therapy? (Wall Street Journal) →
psychotherapy: via WSJ: Many therapists recommend that their patients keep diaries, but blogging might be even better for mental health, a study suggests. Researchers in Israel recruited 160 teenagers who had scored low on a test of social and emotional well-being, and who didn’t already blog. Participants were asked to blog about their problems for 10 weeks, using a nickname (either with...
Elites and the affluent are awash in information designed to serve them, but...– Tom Stites via Josh Sterns, Groundswell. Civic Health and Public Journalism. Josh’s Tumblr is very much worth the follow. (via futurejournalismproject)
fuckyeahfamousblackgirls: Toni Morrison Takes White Supremacy To Task Few intellectuals have waged a public battle against white supremacy and patriarchy like Toni Morrison. Morrison has both examined and challenged systems of domination throughout her intellectual life. With her novels, essays, and interviews she has taken critical looks at the interlocking systems of race and gender...
Japan has shut down another nuclear power station,... →
theantidote: Only one of the 54 nuclear reactors remains in operation, and it is due to be switched off in May. (via kateoplis:)
When people ask for advice about the spiritual path, or anything really, I almost always mention mindfulness. A better word for it that Eckhart Tolle uses is Presence. When you are mindful, you are aware of your mind. You aren’t using your mind but you are watching your mind. If you watch…
The Drone of Permanent War →
But the real game-changer embedded in the law is the opening of U.S. airspace to unmanned drones. Although Predator drones already patrol our border with Mexico, and some police forces have obtained smaller drones of their own, the legal ability of federal agencies to fly unmanned missions over civil space was unclear, unwritten. Now they’ve got a big green light, and “the only barrier to the...
Written kisses don’t reach their destination, rather they are drunk on the way...– Franz Kafka, Letters to Milena (via kafkaesque-world)
ahuntersheart: When on a beloved face you catch a glimpse of the sign of too many seasons and a vein, much too dark, stretches out into the room, when the cuts of life well up, a host of them, and the blood slows inside the wrists that we’ve held tight until dawn, it’s not only there that the swelling current stops, then it is night, it is night on every face we have loved. -Milo De Angelis...
tylerknott: If I died tonight I think I would like to come back as your morning coffee. Just as strong and just as necessary. -Tyler Knott Gregson-
One of my responsibilities as Commander in Chief is to keep an eye on robots....– President Obama talking to the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon. (via juliasegal) This man. Don’t ever change. (transcript from whitehouse.gov) Our Geek In Chief, ladies and gentlemen. (via heidi8)
OLD WORLD WISDOM: We were sitting in the living... →
oldworldwisdom: We were sitting in the living room on the sofa, the wrong way round, looking out the window. It was quiet, and then in the car park across the road we saw Elvis - look, there beside the postman’s van, and he was walking round the postman’s van, looking in the open door. He looked as if he was…
I intend to have footloose escapades as long as frontiers stay open.– Truman Capote (via the-rx)
amethyste-heart: Lou Reed - Pale Blue Eyes
Before the dawn
But like love the archers are blind Upon the green night, the piercing saetas leave traces of warm lily. The keel of the moon breaks through purple clouds and their quivers fill with dew. Ay, but like love the archers are blind! ~ Federico García Lorca
To know that you have enough is to be rich.– Lao Tzu (via nezartdesign)
Discussing the motives of the Afghan shooter |... →
Here’s a summary of the Western media discussion of what motivated U.S. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales to allegedly kill 16 Afghans, including 9 children: he was drunk, he was experiencing financial stress, he was passed over for a promotion, he had a traumatic brain injury, he had marital problems, he suffered from the stresses of four tours of duty, he “saw his buddy’s leg blown off the day...
I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my...– James Joyce (via philphys)
News Technology's Digital Divide →
futurejournalismproject: While not what we traditionally think of when we think digital divides, the Pew Research Center’s 2012 State of the Media report notes a growing gap between news organizations and technology companies, with news organizations becoming increasingly reliant on them: At the same time, a more fundamental challenge that we identified in this report last year has intensified...