neil-gaiman:

Last year the Gaiman Foundation helped fund the first of these buses. Now Lava Mae are out to fund a second bus. Can you help?


There are 7,350+ people without homes in San Francisco. Over half live on the street yet there are only seven places where they can drop in to take a shower.


It’s not just San Francisco that has this problem. Communities across this country are failing to provide access to hygiene for their citizens. We hear from someone just about every day in some city or town in the US who asks us to bring Lava Mae to their community. The need is huge.


victoriousvocabulary:

TOSKA (Russian)
Vladmir Nabokov describes it best: No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.
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[Nikita Kaun - Old Habits…]

victoriousvocabulary:

TOSKA (Russian)

Vladmir Nabokov describes it best: No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.

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[Nikita Kaun - Old Habits…]

cosmicvastness:

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2014 September 23

Aurora and Volcanic Light Pillar 

That’s no sunset. And that thin red line just above it — that’s not a sun pillar. The red glow on the horizon originates from a volcanic eruption, and the red line is the eruption’s reflection from fluttering atmospheric ice crystals. This unusual volcanic light pillar was captured over Iceland earlier this month. The featured scene looks north from Jökulsárlón toward the erupting volcano Bárðarbunga in the Holuhraun lava field. Even the foreground sky is picturesque, with textured grey clouds in the lower atmosphere, shimmering green aurora in the upper atmosphere, and bright stars far in the distance. Although the last eruption from Holuhraun was in 1797, the present volcanic activity continues.

gjmueller:

Why We Don’t Truly Embrace Failure

Success is messy, as is learning.  Although I love this picture, the one thing that needs to be pointed out is that on both sides of the drawing, the endpoint of the arrow is pointing in the same direction.  Towards a better way in the end.  Yet in many educational institutions, their “line” would not look like either.  It would simply be a plateau where we have done the same things over and over again; no better no worse.  We all know what a “flat line” means in the medical profession.  Schools can’t mirror that or we might face the same outcome.

gjmueller:

Why We Don’t Truly Embrace Failure

Success is messy, as is learning.  Although I love this picture, the one thing that needs to be pointed out is that on both sides of the drawing, the endpoint of the arrow is pointing in the same direction.  Towards a better way in the end.  Yet in many educational institutions, their “line” would not look like either.  It would simply be a plateau where we have done the same things over and over again; no better no worse.  We all know what a “flat line” means in the medical profession.  Schools can’t mirror that or we might face the same outcome.