September 26, 2014
tastefullyoffensive:

[theawkwardyeti]

as-howarth said: Hey John, what is your reaction to the news that the Riverside district has chosen to ban TFIOS from middle school libraries on the grounds that it deals with mortality and sex? I remember your reactions to similar situations concerning your books have been pretty animated and wondered what you thought?

fishingboatproceeds:

I guess I am both happy and sad.

I am happy because apparently young people in Riverside, California will never witness or experience mortality since they won’t be reading my book, which is great for them.

But I am also sad because I was really hoping I would be able to introduce the idea that human beings die to the children of Riverside, California and thereby crush their dreams of immortality.


August 3, 2014
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July 17, 2014

todayinhistory:

July 17th 1790: Adam Smith dies

On this day in 1790 the Scottish philosopher Adam Smith died in Edinburgh aged 67. He is best known for his 1776 work ‘The Wealth of Nations’, a treatise on economics which has earned him the title of father of modern economics. He is also remembered as one of the first thinkers to expound the principles of what is now referred to as ‘capitalism’; an economy based upon rational self-interest and a competitive free market in which the ‘invisible hand’ of the market should be trusted. Having enjoyed an illustrious career as a teacher and famed thinker, Smith died at an Edinburgh hospital after a long illness.


art-centric:

Ernest Townsend - Marsh Marigolds

art-centric:

Ernest Townsend - Marsh Marigolds

(via beverleyshiller)


July 2, 2014
gastrogirl:

homemade monkey bread.
April 27, 2014
theartofanimation:

Olga Andreyeva
April 18, 2014
Hi Everrbody!

http://natgeotravel.tumblr.com/post/82016444998/bear-waving-photo-contest
April 17, 2014
What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez (via psychotherapy)


April 16, 2014

likeafieldmouse:

Francis Bacon - Three Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer (1964)


April 14, 2014
skunkbear:

And here’s a handy GIF about tonight’s the lunar eclipse. For the west coasters (who have a better chance of seeing the eclipse through the clouds) just subtract 3 hours.  It’s basically a moving version of this NASA graphic.
GIFs not your style? Check out my last minute astronomical announcement song:

skunkbear:

And here’s a handy GIF about tonight’s the lunar eclipse. For the west coasters (who have a better chance of seeing the eclipse through the clouds) just subtract 3 hours.  It’s basically a moving version of this NASA graphic.

GIFs not your style? Check out my last minute astronomical announcement song: