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December 25, 2013 at 10:19pm
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Ephemeral Rays: Hundreds of Suspended Light Bulbs in a UK Dockyard

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November 29, 2013 at 3:33pm
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Summer Drizzle on Cornish Fields

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Summer Drizzle on Cornish Fields

3:32pm
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Today’s Classic: The Rape of Persephone by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1622)

November 28, 2013 at 12:53pm
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[…] Early in my freshman year, my dad asked me if there were lots of Latinos at school. I wanted to say, “Pa, I’m one of the only Latinos in most of my classes. The other brown faces I see mostly are the landscapers’. I think of you when I see them sweating in the morning sun. I remember you were a landscaper when you first came to Illinois in the 1950s. And look, Pa! Now I’m in college!”

But I didn’t.

I just said, “No, Pa. There’s a few Latinos, mostly Puerto Rican, few Mexicans. But all the landscapers are Mexican.”

My dad responded, “¡Salúdelos, m’ijo!”

So when I walked by the Mexican men landscaping each morning, I said, “Buenos días.”

Recently, I realized what my dad really meant. I remembered learning the Mexican, or Latin American, tradition of greeting people when one enters a room. In my Mexican family, my parents taught me to be “bien educado” by greeting people who were in a room already when I entered. The tradition puts the responsibility of the person who arrives to greet those already there. If I didn’t follow the rule as a kid, my parents admonished me with a back handed slap on my back and the not-so-subtle hint: “¡Saluda!”

I caught myself tapping my 8-year-old son’s back the other day when he didn’t greet one of our friends: “Adrian! ¡Saluda!”

However, many of my white colleagues over the years followed a different tradition of ignorance. “Maleducados,” ol’ school Mexican grandmothers would call them.

But this Mexican tradition is not about the greeting—it’s about the acknowledgment. Greeting people when you enter a room is about acknowledging other people’s presence and showing them that you don’t consider yourself superior to them.

When I thought back to the conversation between my dad and me in 1990, I realized that my dad was not ordering me to greet the Mexican landscapers with a “Good morning.”

Instead, my father wanted me to acknowledge them, to always acknowledge people who work with their hands like he had done as a farm worker, a landscaper, a mechanic. My father with a 3rd grade education wanted me to work with my mind but never wanted me to think myself superior because I earned a college degree and others didn’t.

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Ray Salazar, Mexican etiquette some white people need to learn on dad’s 77th birthday.

Saluden Muchachxs, saluden.

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12:48pm
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No government has the right to decide on the truth of scientific principles, nor to prescribe in any way the character of the questions investigated… Instead it has a duty to its citizens to maintain the freedom, to let those citizens contribute to the further adventure and the development of the human race.

— Richard Feynman, The Meaning of it All (via worldken)

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1:37am
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We have created new idols. The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose. The worldwide crisis affecting finance and the economy lays bare their imbalances and, above all, their lack of real concern for human beings; man is reduced to one of his needs alone: consumption.

— Pope Francis (via azspot)

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November 27, 2013 at 9:13pm
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homsweethom:

So last week at the office, I wrote the words “Ex Boyfriend Tears” on my water bottle as a joke, and everyone went nuts. The lightbulb went off, and after some sketching and mouse clicks, my newest baby was born.
Introducing Ex Boyfriend Tears, a line of cups, mugs, and flasks to quench any kind of thirst. The glass is the only item that will make it in time for holiday gift giving, but stay tuned for when the mug and flask launch in January!
www.exboyfriendtears.comAs always, thanks for supporting my silly little projects you guys. 
Drink up!

Related: The tumblrgiftguide tag is actually an excellent gift guide.

fishingboatproceeds:

homsweethom:

So last week at the office, I wrote the words “Ex Boyfriend Tears” on my water bottle as a joke, and everyone went nuts. The lightbulb went off, and after some sketching and mouse clicks, my newest baby was born.

Introducing Ex Boyfriend Tears, a line of cups, mugs, and flasks to quench any kind of thirst. The glass is the only item that will make it in time for holiday gift giving, but stay tuned for when the mug and flask launch in January!

www.exboyfriendtears.com

As always, thanks for supporting my silly little projects you guys. 

Drink up!

Related: The tumblrgiftguide tag is actually an excellent gift guide.

9:10pm
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inthenoosphere:

Symbolic representation of the participatory universe as developed by physicist, John Archibald Wheeler

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“We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” ― Carl Sagan
A video of John Wheeler talking about this image.
Christopher Langan’s animated gif version of John’s idea, via Imagining the Tenth Dimension.
••••••
I’m curious, who’s the artist of the above drawing? I haven’t been able to find a real source yet. It is Wheeler’s idea, but it’s unclear if this particular picture was drawn by him — seems not.

olena:

inthenoosphere:

Symbolic representation of the participatory universe as developed by physicist, John Archibald Wheeler

••••••

We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” ― Carl Sagan

A video of John Wheeler talking about this image.

Christopher Langan’s animated gif version of John’s idea, via Imagining the Tenth Dimension.

••••••

I’m curious, who’s the artist of the above drawing? I haven’t been able to find a real source yet. It is Wheeler’s idea, but it’s unclear if this particular picture was drawn by him — seems not.

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9:05pm
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artist: SAPRO
www.saproartist.com
www.saprophilous.tumblr.com

fuckyeahillustrativeart:

artist: SAPRO

www.saproartist.com

www.saprophilous.tumblr.com

8:49pm
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Promotional stills for an Off-Broadway play about two professors who are gay lovers.

(Source: Flickr / montclairfilmfest, via factoseintolerant)