Frivolous Distractions.
Quietly passionate
Frivolous Distractions.
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"I tell my students that when you write, you should pretend you’re writing the best letter you ever wrote to the smartest friend you have. That way, you’ll never dumb things down. You won’t have to explain things that don’t need explaining. You’ll assume an intimacy and a natural shorthand, which is good because readers are smart and don’t wish to be condescended to. I think about the reader. I care about the reader. Not “audience.” Not “readership.” Just the reader."
Jeffrey Eugenides
(The Paris Review
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theeconomist:

Daily chart: The disparity of attention and casualties among global conflicts
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alltsar:

to everyone saying “what has happened to our world”
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Houston Gay, a 103 year old who marched with MLK 50 years ago, at a peaceful demonstration in Ferguson.

Powerful.
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"Comparison is an act of violence against the self."
Maya Angelou   (via cyberbutterfly)
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"Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
Elie Wiesel (via richeigecko)
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"More like crapitalism"

Karl Marx

Cheers queerandpresentdanger, bewbin and realindevelopment.

(via popthirdworld)