jbillz709:

The Selfie Hand Shake

jbillz709:

The Selfie Hand Shake

8 Months

Dear Camille,

As I nurse you to sleep, I think how precious these last 8 months have been. Our nightly routine, in our quiet little corner, where you soothe yourself to sleep at mommy’s breast. Your safe place. Your home. Comfort for both of us. As you grow & explore the world around you, becoming more independent and more inquisitive each day, I love knowing that you still need me. My baby girl. My love.

What good, if any, is the study of the liberal arts, particularly subjects like philosophy? Why, in short, should plumbers study Plato?

My answer is that we should strive to be a society of free people, not simply one of well-compensated managers and employees. Henry David Thoreau is as relevant as ever when he writes, “We seem to have forgotten that the expression ‘a liberal education’ originally meant among the Romans one worthy of free men; while the learning of trades and professions by which to get your livelihood merely, was considered worthy of slaves only.”

Scott Samuelson on why he teaches Plato to plumbers – fantastic meditation on the importance of the humanities beyond the “elite.” Pair with cultural icons on how the humanities make us human. (via explore-blog)
nprmusic:

washingtonpost:

How to moonwalk, for the moonwalk-challeneged.

Instructive animated graphic is instructive. 

nprmusic:

washingtonpost:

How to moonwalk, for the moonwalk-challeneged.

Instructive animated graphic is instructive. 

Documenting Indigenous Americans

hyperallergic:

Duncan Dancers of the Tunica-Biloxi tribe in Louisiana

Duncan Dancers of the Tulalip tribe (all photographs by Matika Wilbur unless otherwise noted)

LOS ANGELES — Between the years 1907 and 1930, Edward Sheriff Curtis published The North American Indian, a record of traditional Indian cultures in the United States and Canada. Curtis’ book, a landmark historical document with a foreword by Theodore Roosevelt, has been digitized and his photographs are…

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This will be a cool exhibit.

#tbt // I’m trying to get Margot pumped for her first ballet recital in June // yeah, she’s 3 and she starts Two-a-Days in April, WUT? // I showed her this photo from one of my first recitals, & she called me out for not having pointed toes // I’m half indignant, half having a proud dance mom moment // ❤️👯⭐️// #ballet #1987

#tbt // I’m trying to get Margot pumped for her first ballet recital in June // yeah, she’s 3 and she starts Two-a-Days in April, WUT? // I showed her this photo from one of my first recitals, & she called me out for not having pointed toes // I’m half indignant, half having a proud dance mom moment // ❤️👯⭐️// #ballet #1987

Seeing Margot develop a passion for dance has been one of my greatest joys as a mother. She truly loves it & watching her learn to express herself through music & movement never fails to make my heart happy. 💕💗💕 #ballet #tinydancer #evergreencityballet @evergreencityballet

Seeing Margot develop a passion for dance has been one of my greatest joys as a mother. She truly loves it & watching her learn to express herself through music & movement never fails to make my heart happy. 💕💗💕 #ballet #tinydancer #evergreencityballet @evergreencityballet

scientistjz:

Lovely Sailing Map of the Puget Sound

(via fuckyeahcartography)

It’s just an accident that we happen to be on earth, enjoying our silly little moments, distracting ourselves as often as possible so we don’t have to really face up to the fact that, you know, we’re just temporary people with a very short time in a universe that will eventually be completely gone. And everything that you value, whether it’s Shakespeare, Beethoven, da Vinci, or whatever, will be gone. The earth will be gone. The sun will be gone. There’ll be nothing. The best you can do to get through life is distraction. Love works as a distraction. And work works as a distraction. You can distract yourself a billion different ways. But the key is to distract yourself.

Woody Allen, What I’ve Learned (via esquire)

(Source: imblakeandyourenot, via esquire)

aljazeeraamerica:

Boeing machinists accept contract to keep 777x in Washington state

The Boeing machinists’ union in Washington state voted late Friday night to accept a critical labor contract that will keep construction of the Boeing 777x in the state where the company has been building most of its commercial aircraft for more than 90 years.
The union approved the deal by a narrow margin of 51 to 49 percent.
By signing the deal, the union ensured that construction of the 777x would remain in Washington – but at the cost of a significant cut in retirement benefits for its members, due to a shift from a defined-benefit pension system to 401(k) plans.

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Photo: Duncan Chard/Bloomberg via Getty Images

aljazeeraamerica:

Boeing machinists accept contract to keep 777x in Washington state

The Boeing machinists’ union in Washington state voted late Friday night to accept a critical labor contract that will keep construction of the Boeing 777x in the state where the company has been building most of its commercial aircraft for more than 90 years.

The union approved the deal by a narrow margin of 51 to 49 percent.

By signing the deal, the union ensured that construction of the 777x would remain in Washington – but at the cost of a significant cut in retirement benefits for its members, due to a shift from a defined-benefit pension system to 401(k) plans.

Read more

Photo: Duncan Chard/Bloomberg via Getty Images