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Aug

amandaonwriting:

Literary Birthday - 28 August
Happy Birthday, Tasha Tudor, born 28 August 1915, died 18 June 2008
Three Quotes
Why do women want to dress like men when they’re fortunate enough to be women? Why lose femininity, which is one of our greatest charms? We get more accomplished by being charming than we would be flaunting around in pants and smoking. I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. 
Whenever I get one of those questionnaires and they ask what is your profession, I always put down housewife. It’s an admirable profession, why apologize for it. You aren’t stupid because you’re a housewife. When you’re stirring the jam you can read Shakespeare.
Life isn’t long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is. Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!
Tudor is one of America’s best-known and beloved illustrators and authors. Her first little story, Pumpkin Moonshine, was published in 1938. She illustrated nearly 100 books, the last being the 2003 release, The Corgiville Christmas. She believed she had lived before, in the 1830s and lived on a Vermont farm wearing period dresses, spinning wool, raising goats, and cultivating a garden. 
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Literary Birthday - 28 August

Happy Birthday, Tasha Tudor, born 28 August 1915, died 18 June 2008

Three Quotes

  1. Why do women want to dress like men when they’re fortunate enough to be women? Why lose femininity, which is one of our greatest charms? We get more accomplished by being charming than we would be flaunting around in pants and smoking. I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. 
  2. Whenever I get one of those questionnaires and they ask what is your profession, I always put down housewife. It’s an admirable profession, why apologize for it. You aren’t stupid because you’re a housewife. When you’re stirring the jam you can read Shakespeare.
  3. Life isn’t long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is. Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!

Tudor is one of America’s best-known and beloved illustrators and authors. Her first little story, Pumpkin Moonshine, was published in 1938. She illustrated nearly 100 books, the last being the 2003 release, The Corgiville ChristmasShe believed she had lived before, in the 1830s and lived on a Vermont farm wearing period dresses, spinning wool, raising goats, and cultivating a garden. 

Source for Image

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

And yet you hear people complaining about this present day and age because things were so much better in former times. I wonder what would happen if they could be taken back to the days of their ancestors – would we not still hear them complaining? You may think past ages were good, but it is only because you are not living in them.
St. Augustine. way back in the early 5th century. 


  (via breakingthealabasterjar)

book-worm709:

angelclark:

99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.

God bless her

mary-batman:

Social anxiety isn’t “omg I hate people lol I wish I was sleeping and watching netflix!”.
It’s “I want desperately to be able to hang out with people but I hate the feeling of sheer panic and fear I get around them so I don’t/ can’t and it eats away at me every day so I end up just staying home and say I’m sleeping or watching something”

Be a part of the great Internet Slowdown

fight4future:

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On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s net neutrality comment deadline, internet users and tech companies will unite for the “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what’s at stake if we lose net neutrality, the “First Amendment of the Internet.”

We need everyone’s help right now to make this huge. Here’s what you can do right now to help make the Internet Slowdown go viral:

1. Forward this post to your friends and share the image with your social networks using the buttons above. We need people across the web to know about the slowdown so they can join on September 10th.

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3. If you can, please chip in $10 (or more!) to help make the Internet Slowdown possible. We’re building tools that any website or organization can use to promote their own net neutrality action, because we care about the movement. But it’s not cheap! Help us sustain this critical work.

4. Contact your favorite websites, apps, and online services and ask them to join the Slowdown! Send them to this page: https://BattleForTheNet.com/sept10th

5. If you have your own website or app, put the Internet Slowdown widget on it. If you really want to be an Internet Defender, help out by using your own website to spread the word. It’s as easy as adding the widget/modal code found here:

https://BattleForTheNet.com/sept10th#modal

a-kind-of-library:

bookishthingsblog:

How to Explain Amazon’s Kindle to Charles Dickens


As a student at Cardiff School of Art and Design, illustrator Rachel Walsh was asked to create a project that would explain something modern/internet-based to somebody who lived and died before 1900. 

Walsh’s innovative idea was to take a large book and create 40 miniature books from its pages in order to explain the kindle to Dickens. The covers are recreations from real books and include Dicken’s own novels, his favourite childhood books, and some of the artist’s own.

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How cool!

28

Aug

We Are Market Basket and We Are Back!

fuckyeahmarketbasket:

Yay!

YAAAYYY!!!

Got the news last night and had my first day back at work today (hence ye long silence on here…)

seancecafe:

We create fantasy because, without it, reality would be unbearable.
Illustration by Kristin Kest

seancecafe:

We create fantasy because, without it, reality would be unbearable.

Illustration by Kristin Kest

27

Aug

carpeumbra:

tbh the fact that all Muslims believe that Mary was born without sin, never committed sin, and also affirm the Assumption in the Quran

and Protestants don’t

It’s like

look at your life Protestants

Look at your choices

katholikos:

apesoformythoughts:

stagemanagerclr:

(x)

Except they’re not the same thing. A woman (or man; anyone, really) can be bossy without having leadership skills. And the same is true the other way around.

Yeah there’s a pretty big difference between being a leader—one who can organize, manage, motivate, and take care of a crew—and just being an asshole who yells at people and tells them what to do. That’s not “having leadership skills” at all.

Mmm, it’s a far cry from being female and being a leader, to being female and getting up in people’s faces about what to do, how to do it, and bugging people about how they’ve made some tiny little deviation from your precise idea of how this should be done. I don’t put up with that kind of behavior from *anybody*, or if I have to (ie. at work), I am biting my tongue to keep from objecting.

katholikos:

apesoformythoughts:

stagemanagerclr:

(x)

Except they’re not the same thing. A woman (or man; anyone, really) can be bossy without having leadership skills. And the same is true the other way around.

Yeah there’s a pretty big difference between being a leader—one who can organize, manage, motivate, and take care of a crew—and just being an asshole who yells at people and tells them what to do. That’s not “having leadership skills” at all.

Mmm, it’s a far cry from being female and being a leader, to being female and getting up in people’s faces about what to do, how to do it, and bugging people about how they’ve made some tiny little deviation from your precise idea of how this should be done. I don’t put up with that kind of behavior from *anybody*, or if I have to (ie. at work), I am biting my tongue to keep from objecting.

riseabovedefeat:

People with anxiety:

  • Know the worry is irrational
  • Want to calm down but can’t
  • Hate the fact that breathing feels like you are trying to breathe rocks instead of air
  • Feel like they are drowning and suffocating.  Telling them to just take a breath and calm down doesnt help.
  • Want to stop shaking but can’t control their limbs.
  • Just plain feel horrible and embarrassed.

doctorwho:

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on stage at the Teatro Metropólitan in Mexico City and in front of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro for the #DWWorldTour.

roleplayerscoffeeshop:

Angst makes me anxious, so I prefer to roleplay fluff. I feel inadequate because of it, because almost every roleplayer I know loves to do angst and it’s often implied that you aren’t a good roleplayer if you mostly roleplay fluff.

Totally with the poster of this confession: I’m on the borderline for clinical depression, so I really have to be in the right frame of mind to RP angst (I admit it, RP is a bit of an escape for me)

roleplayerscoffeeshop:

Angst makes me anxious, so I prefer to roleplay fluff. I feel inadequate because of it, because almost every roleplayer I know loves to do angst and it’s often implied that you aren’t a good roleplayer if you mostly roleplay fluff.

Totally with the poster of this confession: I’m on the borderline for clinical depression, so I really have to be in the right frame of mind to RP angst (I admit it, RP is a bit of an escape for me)

Is there a gormenghast fandom?

drethelin:

I feel like there should be a gormenghast fandom.

:: waves:: I’ve got some Gormenghast fic up on An Archive of Our Own; I’ve got the same handle there as I do on here