Maybe nobody will care about printed books 50 years from now, but I do. When I...– Jonathan Franzen doesn’t like ebooks
kierstenmh: Just thought I’d let you all in on...
eceu: Holocene - Bon Iver In the end, Bon...
The Desiderata, Max Ehrmann (1927)
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with...
Plato says that the unexamined life is not worth living. But what if the...– Kurt Vonnegut, Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons
Hey That’s No Way to Say Goodbye - The...
Why is it snowing again? Like, a lot. Today was supposed to be the rain-that-washed-the-snow-away day, all my favorite weathermen said so! Five straight days stuck inside the house is officially long enough, world.
Reading gives one something to think about other than one’s self.– Tom Bissell (via mythologyofblue) So so so true. It’s one of the only consistent ways I’ve ever found to shut down the interior monologue.
He who has been delivered from pain must not think he is now free again, and at...– Albert Schweitzer, On the Edge of the Primeval Forest
Area's First Big Snowstorm: Worst is Yet to Come... →
A winter weather system is socking Washington with a one-two-three punch this week, with as much as 7 inches expected in Seattle and other areas of the state by Tuesday and the heaviest snowfall due Wednesday. —- Oh well. I didn’t want to have a life for the next few days any way.
Prelude: Op.28 No.15 in D flat major...
filmprojections: The first official trailer for Wes Anderson’s latest film, Moonrise Kingdom, starring Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Frances McDormand, and more. The film will be released on May 25, 2012.
signs you now have a five year old daughter:
“Daddy, when I used to sing this song as a little kid, it was cute. Now, it’s pretty.”
Astronomers See More Planets Than Stars in Galaxy... →
This is geeky astronomy stuff, but I love it. More PLANETS than STARS! And there are BILLIONS of stars! There is definitely life out there. Definitely. —— The more astronomers look for other worlds, the more they find that it’s a crowded and crazy cosmos. They think planets easily outnumber stars in our galaxy and they’re even finding them in the strangest of places. ...
Today my brilliant and amazing daughter turns five years old. It’s one of those ages that still seems small to others - a five year old hasn’t even started school yet after all - but so impossibly big to someone who has known her since her very first day, her very first minute on this earth. That somehow that first minute was five years ago tonight, that she has grown from that to...
Do write me. I feel annoyingly out of date on you.– F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise (via nomoreundead)
Salman Rushdie: Christopher Hitchens (Vanity Fair,... →
salmanrushdie1: On June 8th, 2010, I was “in conversation” with Christopher Hitchens at the 92nd Street Y in New York in front of his customary sellout audience, to launch his memoir, Hitch-22. Christopher turned in a bravura performance that night, never sharper, never funnier, and afterwards at a small,… A great piece by Rushdie on his good friend Hitchens. Plus, a chance to reblog...
McSweeny's: Ernest Hemingway, Yelper →
darthcosper: by Alex Buckey Sun City Asian Bistro and Café Category: Asian TWO STARS I called Sam and asked him if he wanted to come to dinner but he said he had softball practice and I said that was a damned shame and hung up. When I got to Sun City Bea and Rob were at were at the bar, behind tattooed women and men with guitars. They were sitting in the shade and their beers were half...
Duino Elegy #9 - Rainer Maria Rilke
Since this short span might well be lived as lives the laurel, deeper in its green than all other green surrounding, leaves, edged by wavelets, smiling like the breeze- then why, destiny overcome, must we still be human and long for further fate? Not because happiness exists, that apparent advantage which barely presages loss. Not out of curiosity, nor as an exercise of such a heart as likewise in...
All that each person is, and experiences, and shall ever experience, in body and...– James Agee. (via winesburgohio)
Books read, 2011.
For the past five years, I’ve tried to read 52 books in a year. And while I made it the first two years, the past two years I’d stalled out right around 48 or so (to be fair though, I was reading books like Anna Karenina and Infinite Jest in 2009, both of which are close to one million pages long). Anyway, the point is that I actually made it to 53 this year, and even included some...
eceu: In the New Year - The Walkmen Still my...