June 23 2013

It’s not about the nail

January 12 2012

November 15 2010

Via blinksoflife

August 20 2010
Shall I explain it to them? 
… I’m thinking not knowing is much more fun.

(via konrad)

Shall I explain it to them? 

… I’m thinking not knowing is much more fun.

(via konrad)

Via khawro

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.

—Beverly Sills (via blinksoflife)

Via blinksoflife

Adam @ Home cartoon

Adam @ Home cartoon

May 20 2010

For if we choose only to expose ourselves to opinions and viewpoints that are in line with our own, studies suggest that we become more polarized, more set in our ways. That will only reinforce and even deepen the political divides in this country.

But if we choose to actively seek out information that challenges our assumptions and our beliefs, perhaps we can begin to understand where the people who disagree with us are coming from.

Now, this requires us to agree on a certain set of facts to debate from. That’s why we need a vibrant and thriving news business that is separate from opinion makers and talking heads. That’s why we need an educated citizenry that values hard evidence and not just assertion. As Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously once said, “Everybody is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”

Still, if you’re somebody who only reads the editorial page of The New York Times, try glancing at the page of The Wall Street Journal once in a while. If you’re a fan of Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh, try reading a few columns on the Huffington Post website. It may make your blood boil; your mind may not be changed. But the practice of listening to opposing views is essential for effective citizenship. It is essential for our democracy.

—Obama’s commencement speech at University of Michigan

Via what i learned today

May 10 2010

"I like singing, my friends say go in for it—better late than never!" Janey said on the show. "I’ve had a great life, seven kids, hard times, happy times…no regrets."

May 05 2010

"It’s not much, just an extra three letters on the front of a tanktop, but it means a lot more. As Kerr said, the Suns want to "make sure that people understand that we know what’s going on and we don’t agree with the law itself." For a sports team, that’s huge."

April 23 2010


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