July 28th, 2014

School Girls, Nguyen Thanh Binh, 2010, Vietnam

I LOVE Vietnamese art, especially when it depicts the beautiful elegance of their culture

School Girls, Nguyen Thanh Binh, 2010, Vietnam

I LOVE Vietnamese art, especially when it depicts the beautiful elegance of their culture

(Source: artnet.com, via mi--rae)

Texts from my sister: Part IV

  • Sister: OK, does it mean I have a problem if I dreamed of Hugh Dancy last night.
  • Me: That is the opposite of a problem.
  • So my sister started this hilarious blog/vlog where she talks about what the world looks like based on tumblr fandoms. She has also been posting the texts that I have been sending her as my husband and I watch Hannibal. At the very least, we amuse ourselves and we hope you get a bit of amusement out of it too! SOOO hop over to World According to Tumblr for some pop culture freak outs and good laughs!!
  • worldaccordingto.tumblr.com/
July 11th, 2014
One suspects that we have not eliminated the concept of second-class citizenship so much as replaced it with second-tier humanity—a category all the more durable because the denial of the title of ‘citizen’ masks its true hypocrisy.
Jelani Cobb on the ways in which today’s border crisis harks back to the civil-rights struggle: http://nyr.kr/1nl9Mt6 (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

April 25th, 2014

Having worked with both refugee and ESL populations, I was a puddle of tears by the end of this commercial. A puddle. 

codeofthewoosters:

byzantienne:

roachpatrol:

chekhovandowl:

soylentvanilla:

eversolewd:

girlwithalessonplan:

windycitylibrarian:

Don’t let that image fool you. Click on the video; you won’t regret it.

(You’ll probably also shed a few tears at the end.)

AHHHHHHHHH.  So good!

See this, THIS is how adult education and illiteracy should be in real life.
People being kind, supportive, encouraging, not mocking because you took a little longer to learn something.
I’m sorry I get really emotional about people learning and education and I’m crying really hard right now because I really wish this was a commercial for a adult education network/organization that was becoming mainstream and commonplace and celebrated and not about alcohol

This is a beautiful commercial. Even though it is a commercial for alcohol, it hands down beats the usual marketing devices for such products.

this is fucking fantastic

I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING

you know I used to be a person who did not cry at things?

NOT TRUE ANYMORE.

jeez. watch this.

Whoa, I was not expecting that at all. Very impressive. 

1021girl:

snickerdoodlesandsausages:

enjolrasactual:

in-love-with-my-bed:

the-winchesters-creed:

ayellowstateofmind:

Imagine stabbing someone with this knife. 

It would instantly cauterize the would, so the person wouldn’t bleed, so it’s not very useful.

if you want information it is

and above, in order, we see a gryffindor, a ravenclaw, and a slytherin

why would you stab a PERSON when you can have TOAST?

There’s the hufflepuff

This is perfect. 

1021girl:

snickerdoodlesandsausages:

enjolrasactual:

in-love-with-my-bed:

the-winchesters-creed:

ayellowstateofmind:

Imagine stabbing someone with this knife. 

It would instantly cauterize the would, so the person wouldn’t bleed, so it’s not very useful.

if you want information it is

and above, in order, we see a gryffindor, a ravenclaw, and a slytherin

why would you stab a PERSON when you can have TOAST?

There’s the hufflepuff

This is perfect. 

(Source: picapixels, via codeofthewoosters)

February 5th, 2014

Hey guys! My now husband (!) has this really fun new blog about cooking gourmet food on the cheap. If you like ethnic food and want to save a few bucks, hop on over!

January 26th, 2014

codeofthewoosters:

sandandglass:

Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show. 

This.

October 29th, 2013
You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.
Jamie Tworkowski  (via twostreetsapart)

(Source: thatcrispedgeofautumn, via mi--rae)

October 26th, 2013
Sometimes it is the smallest thing that saves us: the weather growing cold, a child’s smile, and a cup of excellent coffee.
Jonathan Carroll  (via themilkywhiteway)

(Source: quotethat, via onellabella)

newyorker:

In basic literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills, young Americans have now fallen behind almost all of their peers in other advanced countries. John Cassidy explains why these findings represent a serious threat to the country’s future prosperity: http://nyr.kr/17g9FcF

Well, this is upsetting….

newyorker:

In basic literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills, young Americans have now fallen behind almost all of their peers in other advanced countries. John Cassidy explains why these findings represent a serious threat to the country’s future prosperity: http://nyr.kr/17g9FcF

Well, this is upsetting….

(Source: newyorker.com)