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blackballoonpublishing:

Just remember: even Sylvia Plath got rejection letters. Keep writing. 

blackballoonpublishing:

Just remember: even Sylvia Plath got rejection letters. Keep writing. 

(Source: theparisreview, via thetinhouse)

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"The home is an example of what social scientists call a “sacred space,” one that we fill with material things but also with meaning. It’s where we engage in private family rituals — eating, praying, loving — and it’s where we let our guard down. It’s a place where we set the terms and have control. Failing to govern that space and keep it safe creates a feeling of not only insecurity but profound inadequacy."

The post-traumatic stress of home burglary

What would burglars take if they broke into your home? For one writer, material losses pale in comparison to the psychological.

(via theweekmagazine)

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theweekmagazine:

Redskins players enter game with raised hands in solidarity with Ferguson protesters
The gesture is a symbolic nod to Michael Brown, who witnesses says had his hands up when he was shot to death by a police officer

theweekmagazine:

Redskins players enter game with raised hands in solidarity with Ferguson protesters

The gesture is a symbolic nod to Michael Brown, who witnesses says had his hands up when he was shot to death by a police officer

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edwardspoonhands:

There are three important ingredients to a good video…the writing, the performance, and the editing. Now, of course, lots of videos have those things blend together…sometimes I write while I film and sometimes while I edit (deciding to put stuff on screen or cut things…

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taylormurch:

Chapter One.


Two of my favorite things.

taylormurch:

Chapter One.

Two of my favorite things.

(via teachingliteracy)

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slightlyignorant:

logan square book exchange by (Carrie Sloan) on Flickr.
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Been there.

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newyorker:

Artist Eric Drooker shares the inspiration behind next week’s cover, “Ferguson, Missouri.”

newyorker:

Artist Eric Drooker shares the inspiration behind next week’s cover, “Ferguson, Missouri.”

(via fishingboatproceeds)

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Why Academics Really Use Twitter, from PHD Comics.
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