earthday & toms ...a letter I just sent.
Hello Toms, I had an idea today that I wanted to share with you. I have several pairs of TOMS shoes, but none that I love as much as my very first pair. They are a pair of cordones in “harbor white” canvas. They wore in beautifully, but after a few years now they’re beginning to wear out. I decided to replace them with the exact same pair, but much to my chagrin, they were a...
7 Billion World - 7 billion people on 1 page →
Feeling lonely? You’re not alone. You just have to look.
The Fresh Ten Commandments: The Fresh Ten →
nevver: You shall treat all people with respect regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or national origin. You shall not kill, assault, nor intimidate with threats of physical violence. You shall not rape, sexually coerce, nor intimidate with threats of sexual violence. You shall cultivate intellectual curiosity, be open to new...
I grew up going to church on Sundays. We were Protestant (if that matters to you). We were told all the stories. The dos and don’ts. We were told what to believe, what was right, and what was wrong. Eventually I became me. I changed, and I decided to think for myself. Today I am not religious. I do not have faith in things that fly in the face of reason and science and logic and common sense. I...
Love isn’t a day.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not much a fan of holidays. Why celebrate our dads only on fathers’ day? Why celebrate moms only on mothers’ day? Give thanks only on thanksgiving? Bosses? Secretaries? Presidents? Veterans? Why does Martin Luther King, Jr. get a day, but not Louis Pasteur or Alexander Flemming? Or Ghandi? Or Einstein? Or Newton? Why is there no universal global celebration...
Fearlessness, trust, and caring.
Those are some magical words. More than words… Traits. Behaviors. States of being. Secret and powerful incantations… Let me explain. We had a meeting at work about a week ago. During part of the meeting we talked about one of our primary job responsibilities, and some of us were tasked with figuring out why we’re not always great at it. We assumed that maybe we needed to clarify the...
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.– Benjamin Franklin (via theimpossiblecool)
Everything old is new again!
There’s no greater sign of the failure of the American educational system than...– Neil deGrasse Tyson on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (June 24, 2009) (via Mental Floss)
How Many People Are In Space Right Now? →
nevver: via Oh man oh man oh man!!!
Minimal Mac: Why? →
minimalmac: Seems like such a simple question, doesn’t it? Yet, why do we so often fail to ask it? Isn’t that the first question we should be asking? Because, doesn’t being able to answer this question reveal so much about the journey and destination? Should we even bother moving forward on any choice if…
To know when you have enough is to be rich beyond measure.– Lao Tzu (via minimalmac)
kkkkcash: “our lives are mere flashes of light in an infinitely empty universe. refuse normalcy. beauty is everywhere, love is endless, and joy bleeds from our everyday existence. embrace it. remember that every day contains a universe of potential; exhaust it. live and love so intensely that when death comes there is nothing left for him to take.” abridged.
dallasclayton: WORKWEEK It was structured years before you were born- A bargain made between unions you might never join and religions you might never practice. And yet as the days have passed and the world has grown and you have realized your worth and begun to consider the scope of this uneven trade, you’re still expected to split your days five for them and two for you. Agreed.