Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. Aldous Huxley (via purplebuddhaproject)
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014 Sunday, January 26, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
stevemccurrystudios:

Hazara child holds a young goat in Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan.

stevemccurrystudios:

Hazara child holds a young goat in Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

My 5-year-old insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl.

The first time she made this claim, I protested. Part of the fun of reading to your kids, after all, is in sharing the stories you loved as a child. And in the story I knew, Bilbo was a boy. A boy hobbit. (Whatever that entails.)

But my daughter was determined. She liked the story pretty well so far, but Bilbo was definitely a girl. So would I please start reading the book the right way? I hesitated. I imagined Tolkien spinning in his grave. I imagined mean letters from his testy estate. I imagined the story getting as lost in gender distinctions as dwarves in the Mirkwood.

Then I thought: What the hell, it’s just a pronoun. My daughter wants Bilbo to be a girl, so a girl she will be. And you know what? The switch was easy. Bilbo, it turns out, makes a terrific heroine. She’s tough, resourceful, humble, funny, and uses her wits to make off with a spectacular piece of jewelry. Perhaps most importantly, she never makes an issue of her gender—and neither does anyone else.

Bilbo Baggins is a girl: Until children’s books catch up to our daughters, rewrite them. (via sashimigrade)
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
wanderthewood:

Gullingen, Norway by Viggo Johansen

wanderthewood:

Gullingen, Norway by Viggo Johansen

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

thespacecadetkid:

visions of the future

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