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The Introspective Engineer

Searching for sanity in an insane institution.

The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.

David W. Orr, Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World (via wordsnquotes)

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sunworldstories:

by Chiara Bautista

We are absolutely in love!

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Not even the greatest artist can capture the virgin majesty of nature.

Not even the greatest artist can capture the virgin majesty of nature.

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the gospels in praise of intelligence.

Bertrand Russell (via whats-out-there)

The Earth is the cradle of mankind, but one cannot stay in the cradle forever.

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, 1895 (via whats-out-there)

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the-wolf-and-moon:

I Felt Very Small

the-wolf-and-moon:

I Felt Very Small

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feminhistory:

Oil on canvas, previously attributed to Johann Zoffany, 1779;

Dido Elizabeth Belle is depicted here with her cousin Elizabeth Murray. This painting scandalised many of it’s 18th century audience due to its portrayal of Belle, a woman of colour, in a non-subservient position. Considered to be one of the first paintings to do so, it was probably commissioned by Belle’s father Admiral Sir John Lindsay in the late 1770’s. 

feminhistory:

Oil on canvas, previously attributed to Johann Zoffany, 1779;

Dido Elizabeth Belle is depicted here with her cousin Elizabeth Murray. This painting scandalised many of it’s 18th century audience due to its portrayal of Belle, a woman of colour, in a non-subservient position. Considered to be one of the first paintings to do so, it was probably commissioned by Belle’s father Admiral Sir John Lindsay in the late 1770’s. 

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DC WOMEN presents:

"My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit"

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newyorker:

Since 2010, Lisa Elmaleh has followed folk musicians from Ohio to Georgia, photographing them with her nineteen-forties Century Universal 8 x 10 camera and the hundred-and-fifty-year-old tintype process. A look at the portraits: http://nyr.kr/1A6mVvE

(Source: newyorker.com)