This is the University of Chicago “Great Books of the Western World” collection, edited by Mortimer Adler and published in the 1950s. My grandmother, a single mom on a budget, scrimped and saved for months to buy this for my father when he was quite young, maybe 12, and it shaped the rest of his life.… Read the rest
The word “apocalyptic” is overused. Seriously, it’s just a dark, smoky orange sky. Elsewhere, fires are blazing and firefighters are crawling out of emergency shelters. That’s where the word applies. Here, it’s actually quite peaceful.… Read the rest
what the raven will tell its children
about this day
#haiku #haibun #california #smoke
https://www.instagram.com/p/CE7K6FzJRwT/?igshid=19jkwj1se9paj… Read the rest
Dios te ama! (at Downtown San Mateo)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEj98BcJvk0/?igshid=k3irdo1b7qfk… Read the rest
[ID: A newspaper clipping that reads: “The legendary cellist Pablo Casals was asked why he continued to practice at age 90.
“Because I think I’m making progress,” He replied. End ID]
Everything about this quote is perfect. His humility (“I think”), implication that how you feel about what you’re doing is important (ditto), and optimism (progress).… Read the rest
Philip Levine… Read the rest
Here’s the plan
#lifemotto #liberation #esc #ctrl
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEAJyOhp5S4/?igshid=1ehzibpw2edwh… Read the rest
Rescued this guy from a curtain. Then he or she posed for me on the jade plant outside.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CD9VQymHxXs/?igshid=10tft2tmkjzhj… Read the rest
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We’re all having “hard conversations” about racism, police brutality, and #BlackLivesMatter I hope.
You’ve probably noticed that detractors often use the same “racist talking points” in response. Here’s a researched and sourced guide to help you answer, for the times you may get stuck.