Radiolab: Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl -
A good example of how things that seem simple to judge really aren’t.
This is the story of a three-year-old girl and the highest court in the land. The Supreme Court case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl is a legal battle that has entangled a biological father, a heart-broken couple, and the tragic history of Native American children taken from their families.
Your plan has now been foiled. MWAHAHA
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The Aurora Borealis by Kiddi Kristjans on Flickr.
(Source: naniithran, via french-voguettes)
photo credit: Hordur Finnbogason
This is an image I have had on my mind to get for three years. To align the waterfall and northern lights that are strong enough to light up the whole surroundings. At last it happened and I was at the right place at the right time. Godafoss means Waterfall of the Gods and takes its name from the old Nordic sagas.
(via National Geographic Photo of the Day)
(via Cyanide & Happiness)
The Horsehead Nebula in Infrared from Hubble
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STSci/AURA)
The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs. —
George Eliot, from his novel Middlemarch
From an interesting article about relationships vs. ambition.
(via The Atlantic)
Live First, Write Later: The Case for Less Creative-Writing Schooling -
Having labored over a finely tuned story that was recently rejected by the same publication, the bite of the student’s triumph stung. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I felt like a fool, trying to chisel perfect sentences when it clearly didn’t matter. If you had a story in you—as the student did—the quality of the writing wasn’t important, even for the esteemed New Yorker, reflecting this period when writers are tasked to compete with piano-playing cats rather than with F. Scott Fitzgerald. Story is and has always been king, but now more than ever before, it is the entire court. Print and online publications are ginned up to shine an anecdote, an experience, into a gem that will be plucked and dittoed through the social media.
After I was talked down from the ledge by a patient friend, however, I realized that the student’s scenario represented something I believe about the essence of good writing: experience matters. And, unintentionally, his success illuminated how the process of teaching writing to aspirants is often misguided or flat-out wrong.
(via The Atlantic)
One thing that we have learned is that piracy is not a pricing issue. It’s a service issue. The easiest way to stop piracy is not by putting anti-piracy technology to work. It’s by giving those people a service that’s better than what they’re receiving from the pirates. —
co-founder of Valve (video game company behind Steam)
Lost in Some City, No. 5
pen & oil in negative
The Viceroy by Solé
Yoga Starter -
Cool infographic that helps yoga beginners figure out which style suits them best. Look like mine is Vinyasa.