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Picking those weedy flowers

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on the side of the highway.

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13 Aug 2014
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People silently struggle from all kinds of terrible things. They suffer from depression, ambition, substance abuse, and pretension. They suffer from family tragedy, Ivy-League educations, and self-loathing. They suffer from failing marriages, physical pain, and publishing. The good thing about politeness is that you can treat these people exactly the same. And then wait to see what happens. You don’t have to have an opinion. You don’t need to make a judgment. I know that doesn’t sound like liberation, because we live and work in an opinion-based economy. But it is. Not having an opinion means not having an obligation. And not being obligated is one of the sweetest of life’s riches.
— Paul Ford, How to Be Polite
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nprfreshair:

RIP Robin Williams 1951 - 2014 

nprfreshair:

RIP Robin Williams 1951 - 2014 

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11 Jul 2014
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And I enjoy the looking-glass aspect of our industry, where running a mildly profitable small business makes me a crazy maverick not afraid to break all the rules.
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19 Jun 2014
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We need an IT support flowchart. First, of course, we’d need a clear IT plan and clearly defined job responsibilities. But assuming we had those, we should totally have a flowchart.
— Me, circa Nov. 2009. Clear IT plan nor defined job responsibilities have not materialized. Nor has the flowchart, needless to say. Chat histories are informative bits of self-archaeology.
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17 Jun 2014
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Introverts don’t get lonely if they don’t socialize with a lot of people, but we do get lonely if we don’t have intimate interactions on a regular basis.
— I have never related to a quote more in my life than I do this one right here, right now. BAM.  (via kbfoto)

(Source: kbfoto, via solipsism)

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16 Jun 2014
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Our adversaries are not demons, witches, fate, or mental illness. We have no enemy whom we can fight, exorcise, or dispel by “cure.” What we do have are problems in living — whether these be biologic, economic, political, or sociopsychological.
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09 Jun 2014
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As the rewards that can potentially be won by members of the white-collar class have gone from meh (in the egalitarian 1970s) to Neronian (today), it feels natural that the entrance fee for membership in that class should have escalated in a corresponding manner. The iron logic of inequality works the other way as well: Although a college degree doesn’t necessarily guarantee a life of splendor, not having one pretty much makes a life of poorly compensated toil a sure thing. Finding ourselves on the receiving end of inequality is a fate we will pay virtually any price to avoid, and our system of higher ed exists to set and extract that price.
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20 May 2014
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go4photos:

The End of Journey by Hendri_Suhandi

go4photos:

The End of Journey by Hendri_Suhandi

(via mikaelsplayground)

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14 May 2014
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theimpossiblecool:

“The unfed mind devours itself.” 
Gore Vidal. 

theimpossiblecool:

“The unfed mind devours itself.” 

Gore Vidal. 

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01 May 2014
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“Our forefathers had civilization inside themselves, the wild outside. We live in the civilization they created, but within us the wilderness still lingers. What they dreamed, we live, and what they lived, we dream.” -T.K. Whipple
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