THE CURATED MIND
stuff from my life and the lives of others that are worth remembering and displaying somewhere
THE CURATED MIND
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yeah-youtubers:

This sign is in my doctors office above the scale and I really love it. It actually made me feel a lot better after reading it
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"It’s in literature that true life can be found. It’s under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth."
Gao Xinjian (via shortstoriesanalyzed)
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"There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."
Vincent van Gogh (via calehaugen)
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nprbooks:

Don’t worry: No puppies were drowned in the making of Underwater Puppies. Photographer Seth Casteel says his shoots actually doubled as pool safety lessons:

So many people forget that our swimming pools, as much fun as they are, they are a danger, and they can be a danger to … our fur children. … I mean, a lot of these puppies I work with — for Underwater PuppiesI worked with over 1,500 — all it took was just a few times, putting them in the water and teaching them where the exit is, and they figured it out.

More photos (and Casteel’s interview on Morning Edition) here!
-Nicole
nprbooks:

Don’t worry: No puppies were drowned in the making of Underwater Puppies. Photographer Seth Casteel says his shoots actually doubled as pool safety lessons:

So many people forget that our swimming pools, as much fun as they are, they are a danger, and they can be a danger to … our fur children. … I mean, a lot of these puppies I work with — for Underwater PuppiesI worked with over 1,500 — all it took was just a few times, putting them in the water and teaching them where the exit is, and they figured it out.

More photos (and Casteel’s interview on Morning Edition) here!
-Nicole
nprbooks:

Don’t worry: No puppies were drowned in the making of Underwater Puppies. Photographer Seth Casteel says his shoots actually doubled as pool safety lessons:

So many people forget that our swimming pools, as much fun as they are, they are a danger, and they can be a danger to … our fur children. … I mean, a lot of these puppies I work with — for Underwater PuppiesI worked with over 1,500 — all it took was just a few times, putting them in the water and teaching them where the exit is, and they figured it out.

More photos (and Casteel’s interview on Morning Edition) here!
-Nicole
nprbooks:

Don’t worry: No puppies were drowned in the making of Underwater Puppies. Photographer Seth Casteel says his shoots actually doubled as pool safety lessons:

So many people forget that our swimming pools, as much fun as they are, they are a danger, and they can be a danger to … our fur children. … I mean, a lot of these puppies I work with — for Underwater PuppiesI worked with over 1,500 — all it took was just a few times, putting them in the water and teaching them where the exit is, and they figured it out.

More photos (and Casteel’s interview on Morning Edition) here!
-Nicole
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explore-blog:

Werner Herzog, who is 72 today, shares his idealistic yet practical advice on living the creative life – wisdom from an interview three decades in the making. 
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bacon-radio:

What the cuss?
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When students leave my class on the first day
13 Popular Science Books Everyone Should Read
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newyorker:

A Labor Day cartoon by Danny Shanahan.

This is exactly how I feel about Labor Day.
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asylum-art:

Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked
Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.“
Autumn In The White Carpathians
Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
USASpring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
Autumn Path
Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
Dark Hedges In Ireland
Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring
 
asylum-art:

Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked
Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.“
Autumn In The White Carpathians
Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
USASpring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
Autumn Path
Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
Dark Hedges In Ireland
Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring
 
asylum-art:

Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked
Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.“
Autumn In The White Carpathians
Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
USASpring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
Autumn Path
Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
Dark Hedges In Ireland
Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring
 
asylum-art:

Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked
Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.“
Autumn In The White Carpathians
Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
USASpring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
Autumn Path
Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
Dark Hedges In Ireland
Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring
 
asylum-art:

Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked
Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.“
Autumn In The White Carpathians
Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
USASpring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
Autumn Path
Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
Dark Hedges In Ireland
Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring
 
asylum-art:

Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked
Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.“
Autumn In The White Carpathians
Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
USASpring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
Autumn Path
Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
Dark Hedges In Ireland
Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring
 
asylum-art:

Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked
Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.“
Autumn In The White Carpathians
Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
USASpring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
Autumn Path
Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
Dark Hedges In Ireland
Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring
 
asylum-art:

Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked
Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.“
Autumn In The White Carpathians
Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
USASpring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
Autumn Path
Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
Dark Hedges In Ireland
Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring
 
asylum-art:

Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked
Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.“
Autumn In The White Carpathians
Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
USASpring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
Autumn Path
Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
Dark Hedges In Ireland
Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring
 
asylum-art:

Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked
Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.“
Autumn In The White Carpathians
Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
USASpring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
Autumn Path
Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
Dark Hedges In Ireland
Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring
 
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bohemianhomes:

Moon to Moon Blog: The Glass House
bohemianhomes:

Moon to Moon Blog: The Glass House
bohemianhomes:

Moon to Moon Blog: The Glass House
bohemianhomes:

Moon to Moon Blog: The Glass House
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"The common thread between ISIS and what’s going on in Ferguson is you have these people who basically believe that to correct a perceived injustice, it’s perfectly OK to inflict all kinds of new injustices."
Dinesh D’Souza likens Ferguson protesters to the Islamic State.   (via mediamattersforamerica)
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"You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time."
Angela Davis - from a lecture delivered at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. February 13th, 2014. (via ninjaruski)
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We were grabbing a bite of lunch at a small cafe, in a mall, right across from a booth that sold jewelry and where ears could be pierced for a fee. A mother approaches with a little girl of six or seven years old. The little girl is clearly stating that she doesn’t want her ears pierced, that’s she’s afraid of how much it will hurt, that she doesn’t like earrings much in the first place. Her protests, her clear ‘no’ is simply not heard. The mother and two other women, who work the booth, begin chatting and trying to engage the little girl in picking out a pair of earrings. She has to wear a particular kind when the piercing is first done but she could pick out a fun pair for later.

"I don’t want my ears pierced."

"I don’t want any earrings."

The three adults glance at each other conspiratorially and now the pressure really begins. She will look so nice, all the other girls she knows wear earrings, the pain isn’t bad.

She, the child, sees what’s coming and starts crying. As the adults up the volume so does she, she’s crying and emitting a low wail at the same time. “I DON’T WANT MY EARS PIERCED.”

Her mother leans down and speaks to her, quietly but strongly, the only words we could hear were ‘… embarrassing me.’

We heard, then, two small screams, when the ears were pierced.

Little children learn early and often that ‘no doesn’t mean no.’

Little children learn early that no one will stand with them, even the two old men looking horrified at the events from the cafeteria.

Little girls learn early and often that their will is not their own.

No means no, yeah, right.

Most often, for kids and others without power, ”no means force.”

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from "No Means Force" at Dave Hingsburger’s blog.

This is important. It doesn’t just apply to little girls and other children, though it often begins there.

For the marginalized, our “no’s” are discounted as frivolous protests, rebelliousness, or anger issues, or we don’t know what we’re talking about, or we don’t understand what’s happening.

When “no means force” we become afraid to say no.

(via k-pagination)