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On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

We publish guest contributions. We edit long; we scrapbook. We do big ideas + deep meaning. We answer questions.

We've even won a couple of Webbys + a Peabody Award.
Buttercup walk by Alex J White. Inspired by this poem from Willow Harth.
Buttercup walk by Alex J White. Inspired by this poem from Willow Harth.
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smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Cows in the Afternoon
Photography by Mina Delic (Senta, Serbia and Montenegro); Novi Pazar, Serbia

How can a kid from the prairie resist reblogging this?
smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Cows in the Afternoon
Photography by Mina Delic (Senta, Serbia and Montenegro); Novi Pazar, Serbia

How can a kid from the prairie resist reblogging this?

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Cows in the Afternoon

Photography by Mina Delic (Senta, Serbia and Montenegro); Novi Pazar, Serbia

How can a kid from the prairie resist reblogging this?

Tagged: #photography
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The texture of this screen wall combined with the thoughtful pose and determined stride of this woman are compositionally fantastic. Perfect image to lead a commentary on Barbara Ehrenreich’s new memoir.
The texture of this screen wall combined with the thoughtful pose and determined stride of this woman are compositionally fantastic. Perfect image to lead a commentary on Barbara Ehrenreich’s new memoir.

The texture of this screen wall combined with the thoughtful pose and determined stride of this woman are compositionally fantastic. Perfect image to lead a commentary on Barbara Ehrenreich’s new memoir.

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More beauty here. Check out these incredible photos from Iranian photographer Hossein Zare. Surreal and majestic, and out of this world.
More beauty here. Check out these incredible photos from Iranian photographer Hossein Zare. Surreal and majestic, and out of this world.

More beauty here. Check out these incredible photos from Iranian photographer Hossein Zare. Surreal and majestic, and out of this world.

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Winifred Nimrod sent us this lake scene she’s titled, “Resting in Natural Great Peace.” What better way to celebrate her photo than pairing it with the words of Parker Palmer and Mary Oliver on our blog.
Winifred Nimrod sent us this lake scene she’s titled, “Resting in Natural Great Peace.” What better way to celebrate her photo than pairing it with the words of Parker Palmer and Mary Oliver on our blog.

Winifred Nimrod sent us this lake scene she’s titled, “Resting in Natural Great Peace.” What better way to celebrate her photo than pairing it with the words of Parker Palmer and Mary Oliver on our blog.

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Incredible photos from Iranian photographer Hossein Zare. Surreal and majestic and out of this world.
Incredible photos from Iranian photographer Hossein Zare. Surreal and majestic and out of this world.

Incredible photos from Iranian photographer Hossein Zare. Surreal and majestic and out of this world.

Tagged: #photography
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Young Indian Hindu Brahmins training to be priests perform yoga on a ghat on the Ganges River, holy to Hindus, at sunrise in Varanasi, India.
(Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Young Indian Hindu Brahmins training to be priests perform yoga on a ghat on the Ganges River, holy to Hindus, at sunrise in Varanasi, India.
(Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Young Indian Hindu Brahmins training to be priests perform yoga on a ghat on the Ganges River, holy to Hindus, at sunrise in Varanasi, India.

(Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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On this Valentine’s Day, an appreciation for National Geographic’s offering on love:

"It doesn’t matter who how or what you love…just love it fully. In this case, Ben Masters’ love for Mustangs pulled him to drive a small group of horses from Mexico to Canada to raise awareness for our native wild breed. Happy Valentine’s Day…hoping your love takes you on big adventures."

Photo by Cory Richards
On this Valentine’s Day, an appreciation for National Geographic’s offering on love:

"It doesn’t matter who how or what you love…just love it fully. In this case, Ben Masters’ love for Mustangs pulled him to drive a small group of horses from Mexico to Canada to raise awareness for our native wild breed. Happy Valentine’s Day…hoping your love takes you on big adventures."

Photo by Cory Richards

On this Valentine’s Day, an appreciation for National Geographic’s offering on love:

"It doesn’t matter who how or what you love…just love it fully. In this case, Ben Masters’ love for Mustangs pulled him to drive a small group of horses from Mexico to Canada to raise awareness for our native wild breed. Happy Valentine’s Day…hoping your love takes you on big adventures."

Photo by Cory Richards

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One of my favorite Instagrammers is the adventurous photographer Aaron Huey (aka argonautphoto). I awakened to this morning to see this quiet video of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, one of Mr. Huey’s favorite places.

Be sure and subscribe to his feed. He’s always on the road, capturing magical landscapes and people — from the mountains of Asia to the reservations of South Dakota.

~Trent Gilliss, head of content

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This picture is achingly beautiful — and hits much too close to home. Read Jezebel’s post about this touching father/daughter tribute.
(via trentgilliss)
This picture is achingly beautiful — and hits much too close to home. Read Jezebel’s post about this touching father/daughter tribute.
(via trentgilliss)

This picture is achingly beautiful — and hits much too close to home. Read Jezebel’s post about this touching father/daughter tribute.

(via trentgilliss)

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We ought to see more photos like this in the news. They are out there.

An Afghan nomad kisses his young daughter while watching his herd in Marjah, Helmand province, on October 20, 2012
AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus
We ought to see more photos like this in the news. They are out there.

An Afghan nomad kisses his young daughter while watching his herd in Marjah, Helmand province, on October 20, 2012
AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus

We ought to see more photos like this in the news. They are out there.

An Afghan nomad kisses his young daughter while watching his herd in Marjah, Helmand province, on October 20, 2012

AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus

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Indian Muslim girls reciting the Qur’an in their classroom at Madrasatur-Rashaad religious school in Hyderabad. (Photo by Noah Seelam)

I just love how the photographer included the variety of backpacks in this photo. It’s what makes it special — and relatable to the Western observer who might easily focus in on the religiosity of the girls studying. I see a young schoolgirl out my front window in Minneapolis who is carrying a similar Hello Kitty bag.

~Trent Gilliss, chief content officer
Indian Muslim girls reciting the Qur’an in their classroom at Madrasatur-Rashaad religious school in Hyderabad. (Photo by Noah Seelam)

I just love how the photographer included the variety of backpacks in this photo. It’s what makes it special — and relatable to the Western observer who might easily focus in on the religiosity of the girls studying. I see a young schoolgirl out my front window in Minneapolis who is carrying a similar Hello Kitty bag.

~Trent Gilliss, chief content officer

Indian Muslim girls reciting the Qur’an in their classroom at Madrasatur-Rashaad religious school in Hyderabad. (Photo by Noah Seelam)

I just love how the photographer included the variety of backpacks in this photo. It’s what makes it special — and relatable to the Western observer who might easily focus in on the religiosity of the girls studying. I see a young schoolgirl out my front window in Minneapolis who is carrying a similar Hello Kitty bag.

~Trent Gilliss, chief content officer

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It doesn’t matter what thorns we carry or how we squirm to avoid their pain. We unfold as long as we love, pried into blossom.
~Mark Nepo, “The Art of Facing Things” from Reduced to Joy
Photo by Original Fotografie
It doesn’t matter what thorns we carry or how we squirm to avoid their pain. We unfold as long as we love, pried into blossom.
~Mark Nepo, “The Art of Facing Things” from Reduced to Joy
Photo by Original Fotografie

It doesn’t matter what thorns we carry
or how we squirm to avoid their pain.
We unfold as long as we love,
pried into blossom.

~Mark Nepo, “The Art of Facing Things” from Reduced to Joy

Photo by Original Fotografie

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goandannouce:

Germany. American soldiers with rifles kneeling to pray amidst bombing rubble in Cologne Cathedral as an Army chaplain holds the first Mass since its bombing on March 2nd, 1945.

The ravages of war sometimes bring men and women together in the most elevated ways. This photo is one of those enduring moments that reminds us of our most elemental, interior lives.
goandannouce:

Germany. American soldiers with rifles kneeling to pray amidst bombing rubble in Cologne Cathedral as an Army chaplain holds the first Mass since its bombing on March 2nd, 1945.

The ravages of war sometimes bring men and women together in the most elevated ways. This photo is one of those enduring moments that reminds us of our most elemental, interior lives.
goandannouce:

Germany. American soldiers with rifles kneeling to pray amidst bombing rubble in Cologne Cathedral as an Army chaplain holds the first Mass since its bombing on March 2nd, 1945.

The ravages of war sometimes bring men and women together in the most elevated ways. This photo is one of those enduring moments that reminds us of our most elemental, interior lives.

goandannouce:

Germany. American soldiers with rifles kneeling to pray amidst bombing rubble in Cologne Cathedral as an Army chaplain holds the first Mass since its bombing on March 2nd, 1945.

The ravages of war sometimes bring men and women together in the most elevated ways. This photo is one of those enduring moments that reminds us of our most elemental, interior lives.

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My Modern Met has posted Kamil Tamiola’s mystical series of images of a frozen waterfall on Italy’s Cascate di Lillaz. The photographer puts it so poignantly:

“Vertical ice formations are something truly special, emanating with great power and provoking deep emotions.”

Be sure and check out the rest of Tamiola’s photos.
~Trent Gilliss, senior editor
My Modern Met has posted Kamil Tamiola’s mystical series of images of a frozen waterfall on Italy’s Cascate di Lillaz. The photographer puts it so poignantly:

“Vertical ice formations are something truly special, emanating with great power and provoking deep emotions.”

Be sure and check out the rest of Tamiola’s photos.
~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

My Modern Met has posted Kamil Tamiola’s mystical series of images of a frozen waterfall on Italy’s Cascate di Lillaz. The photographer puts it so poignantly:

“Vertical ice formations are something truly special, emanating with great power and provoking deep emotions.”

Be sure and check out the rest of Tamiola’s photos.

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

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