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Mar 14

"We are indebted to one another, and the debt is a kind of faith, a beautiful, difficult, strange faith. We believe each other into being."
~Jennifer Michael Hecht
(Photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP/GettyImages)

"We are indebted to one another, and the debt is a kind of faith, a beautiful, difficult, strange faith. We believe each other into being."

~Jennifer Michael Hecht

(Photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP/GettyImages)

Mar 13

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Even though Alaska and Hawaii are strangely absent, we get the point: Africa is one massive continent.
(via @historyinpics)

Even though Alaska and Hawaii are strangely absent, we get the point: Africa is one massive continent.

(via @historyinpics)

(Source: twitter.com)

Mar 12

Love this simple reminder today.

Photo by Thomas Leuthard

Love this simple reminder today.

Photo by Thomas Leuthard

"The history of our country [Nigeria] is short and turbulent. They all struggle to be heard. Respect comes from understanding each other’s stories. But we shout over each other and forget to listen. If we listened, we would find that what the other person was saying is an echo of what we are saying ourselves."
— Muhtar Bakare, via The Guardian)

"The history of our country [Nigeria] is short and turbulent. They all struggle to be heard. Respect comes from understanding each other’s stories. But we shout over each other and forget to listen. If we listened, we would find that what the other person was saying is an echo of what we are saying ourselves."

— Muhtar Bakare, via The Guardian)

Mar 11

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Mar 10

I love this unusual picture of Easter Island taken from a kite. I’m so used to seeing these statues as larger-than-life, but here they look like birds on a phone wire. Maybe there’s a lesson here about keeping things in perspective :)

(Photo by Pierre Lesage)

I love this unusual picture of Easter Island taken from a kite. I’m so used to seeing these statues as larger-than-life, but here they look like birds on a phone wire. Maybe there’s a lesson here about keeping things in perspective :)

(Photo by Pierre Lesage)

Mar 09

"The religious freedom laws are a fragile bulwark against a cultural change that most likely cannot be reversed. They carve out an exception to the principle of non-discrimination by sexual orientation that does not apply to race or sex. Even if few business owners take advantage of them, they could prevent future generations from remembering those who turned away gay and lesbian customers as part of the same class of people who put up ‘whites only’ signs in their shop windows."
—From "Why ‘religious freedom’ laws are doomed" by Adam Serwer

"The religious freedom laws are a fragile bulwark against a cultural change that most likely cannot be reversed. They carve out an exception to the principle of non-discrimination by sexual orientation that does not apply to race or sex. Even if few business owners take advantage of them, they could prevent future generations from remembering those who turned away gay and lesbian customers as part of the same class of people who put up ‘whites only’ signs in their shop windows."

—From "Why ‘religious freedom’ laws are doomed" by Adam Serwer

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Mar 08

postcardsfromamerica:

Martin Parr.  Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

postcardsfromamerica:

Martin Parr.  Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Mar 07

Check out the girl on the left. Fun photo and great project, Postcards from America:

Alessandra Sanguinetti
Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

Check out the girl on the left. Fun photo and great project, Postcards from America:

Alessandra Sanguinetti

Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

"Lent offers us an opportunity to slow down, to meander rather than to rush, to allow life to sink in a bit, to find ways to go deeper and not always stay on the surface. A time to observe, to pay attention, and then to act — and in so doing provide the space to move from rush to replenish. When we take this practice seriously, we plant its blessings so that they benefit not only us in our lives for this season, but also extend to the world around us."
~Erin Dunigan, from "The Induced Meandering of Lenten Season"
Photo by Trey Ratcliff

"Lent offers us an opportunity to slow down, to meander rather than to rush, to allow life to sink in a bit, to find ways to go deeper and not always stay on the surface. A time to observe, to pay attention, and then to act — and in so doing provide the space to move from rush to replenish. When we take this practice seriously, we plant its blessings so that they benefit not only us in our lives for this season, but also extend to the world around us."

~Erin Dunigan, from "The Induced Meandering of Lenten Season"

Photo by Trey Ratcliff

Mar 06

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