When was super depressed, I wasn’t working—I was always too depressed. Hemingway...– In an interview with The Fix, Mary Karr debunks the toxic mythology that it is necessary to be damaged in order to be creative. My own vehement defiance to that mythology is what led me to choose Ray Bradbury – the ultimate epitome of creating from joy rather than suffering – as the subject of my...
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been...– Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System
And Tumblr (5 percent of teens) helps teenagers detach entirely from Facebook’s...– Teenagers hate Facebook: A Pew study says that 94 percent of teens use Facebook, and hate it.
Even when the theater goes dark, the song still lives inside of you.” You...– Postcards from Chaz to Roger | Cannes | Roger Ebert
Everyone deserves to have a love letter written about them.– Moving Forward | Chaz’s Blog | Roger Ebert
Hellstern said he was amazed by the teachers’ response, especially those...– Photographer gets snapshot of OKC courage - CNN.com If you know teachers, then you know that teachers are constantly gathering their composure to help children. It is an amazing skill, but not a surprise.
…was an episode in an extraordinarily eventful life.– The ‘Ghost Army’ of Artists and Designers - NYTimes.com
‘The fifth effect has more to do with you, how you’re perceived. It’s powerful...– David Foster Wallace — from The Pale King (via slothnorentropy)
A rabbi needs to have a heart that breaks into little pieces, but is not...– Rabbi Jack Moline, e-mail (9 May 2013). (via drewkaplan)
Women's Crash Recovery Stories →
I’ll be talking at Women and Children’s first about recovering from a bike crash. Susan Levin and I both are back to loving our bikes after crashes at Chicago and Halsted, but that’s where our similarities end. We’re going to share what we learned about recovering from a bike crash and finding joy on two wheels again.
So, again, here’s what I say to anyone who needs to hear it: let’s get together,...– Women Are Bitches - The Rumpus.net
I was very late to The Office party and only started really watching it last year. I had to start watching it to prepare to launch the Dunder Mifflin paper for Quill.com. I needed to be able to reference story lines, pranks, and characters when we were on the road with our paper trucks. And even though I came to the party in the second to last season, I fell for this motley crew of paperistas and...
Learn to seize opportunities. Dunder Mifflin was only a fictional paper company...– 8 PR lessons from ‘The Office’ | Articles | Home
The FAA prohibits use of electronics while a plane is below 10,000 feet, with...– Turning Off IPhone Critical to Pilots Citing Interference - Bloomberg I expect to see a lot more of you guys shaving on airplanes.
We women, with our sumptuous breasts and our shapely hips, have to be funny in...– Ellie Kemper: Can Men Be Funny?: Humor: GQ
I initially looked into Tila as a potential “Where are they now?” story, but she...– How social media created (and destroyed) Tila Tequila | Digital Trends
I’m going to make a store called “Build-a-Bra” where girls can go and make bras...– my 12 year old “niece” Lila on her business idea. I love that little girl. (via marrymejasonsegel) Best idea. (via shakethecobwebs) I wanna go (via godricsgirl) LACE AND DIAMONDS WILL COST A LITTLE EXTRA! (via mojoflower) I need this in my life right now. (via firewordsparkler) ...
Books on Cycling
I’m going to be speaking at an event for/about women recovering from cycling crashes and need to recommend some books to have available for sale. I’ve recommended The Art of Urban Cycling, but what are other great cycling books? Any books written by women come to mind?
Media Inc » âThe Digitsâ Teams Up with PBS →
wearethedigits: Portland-based Web series The Digits has recently joined forces with education icon PBS to offer educators a free teacher-tested math resource for their… Did’ja hear the news?? The Digits is now on PBS!
When I studied abroad in Argentina, scrap collectors went up and down the street in a horse drawn cart at night. So as I went to sleep I would often hear horses hooves on the pavement. (This was in a major city in 1998, not in a rural town in the 1950s). When I lived in London in 2003, I would hear the same noise at night and was comforted by the thought that there were scrap collectors with...
How many cats you have. You’re not a cat lady, you just have a lot of love to...– 20 Things Single People Shouldn’t Have To Justify To Anyone | Thought Catalog
as The New York Times’s Jenna Wortham explained on her Tumblr....– The Rise of the Term ‘Glasshole,’ Explained by Linguists - Rebecca Greenfield - The Atlantic Wire
Nope, certainly not in New York for Sunday brunch. To me it’s like Friday and...– Frisky Q&A: “It’s A Disaster” Star Julia Stiles Loves Spanish Judge Judy, But Hates Brunch
The best way to use Twitter? I don’t wanna brag, but I do have 1.5 million...– John Green, #1 New York TImes Bestselling Author (via rachelfershleiser)
Reblog if you're a Jewish convert, either in the...
Conscious of culture and history as we are, we yearn for a touch of class. But...– Why the fedora grosses out geekdom - Boing Boing (via notemily)