• inessential: First Thoughts After the Apple Event

    I agree with pretty much everything Brent Simmons says here, especially:

    > I want the watch. Waaaaant.

  • What it has taken me 33 years to learn | The Justin McElroy Institute

    All these tips from Justin McElroy are great, but this in particular struck me today:

    Habit is a powerful force we forget about until it’s turned against us. Be careful which ones you create.

  • Nothing can stop noodles!

    - James May

  • Punta Cana, DR

    Punta Cana, DR

  • Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female |



    "Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”

    Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.

    (Bolding mine)

    "We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it."

    (via librarysciences)

  • pascalcampion:

Up in the air.#pascalcampionart


    Up in the air.

    (via merlin)

  • photojojo:

    Ladies and gents, we now live in a world where your pet can be a published photographer!

    For his latest book entitled PetCam, San Diego-based photographer Chris Keeney let a variety of different animals from across the globe do all of the shooting.

    PetCam Chronicles the Photography of Pets From Across the Globe

    via Feature Shoot

  • photojojo:

    Germany-based photographer Bettina Güber proves with her latest series that stunning photos are often waiting to be taken in your own backyard.

    In her simply titled series “Wednesday Evening,” Bettina captured macro photos of flowers covered in raindrops after a storm.

    Stunning Macro Shots of Soaked Flower Petals

    via Design Taxi

  • Twitter / Knightcartoons: My cartoon from today's Herald ...
  • My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.

    To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…

    Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.

    - My only statement. My brothers’ are also online. Thank you for all your kindness, and goodbye for awhile guys. xo (via zeldawilliams)

  • If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

    - Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods (via App Store Realities: Six Years as an Indy Mobile App Developer -

  • reviewinhaiku:

Life Itself


    Life Itself

    (via parislemon)

  • photojojo:

    Buenos Aires-born photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg uses a rather unconventional source of light for his long exposure photos: the moon!

    For the past two years, Alejandro has been photographing the vibrant culture of locals living in the Paraná River Delta in Argentina.

    Long Exposure Photos Use Only Light From the Moon

    via It’s Nice That

  • It’s July 2009. I’m 23 and floating next to my mother in the calm waters of Boqueron, enjoying our annual family reunion. I told her I wasn’t interested in a relationship. Instead, I wanted to establish myself in my career and just enjoy life. She just smiled at me and we kept floating there for a while before my grandmother called us in for dinner.

    Fast forward a few months to September of that year. I met Melissa at a Carribean Law Student Association 1L Meet and Greet. I liked her. But I didn’t see her again for a few months. We then saw each other at a school social. It was an evening social with music, dancing, and merriments. This time, I wasn’t letting her get away. By the end of the night, I’d danced with her and gotten her number. Months later, over dinner, I told my mom I wanted to marry Melissa. Again, she smiled. But this time, she said, “remember when we were floating in the water at Boqueron and you told me you didn’t want a relationship? That’s when I knew you were ready for a real relationship.”

    Fast forward again to today, 5 years later. Melissa and I have been married just over a year and I’m experiencing the happiest time of my life to date. I’m so grateful she came into my life. She’s more than I could ever hope for and probably more than I deserve. 

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