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When you get an email like this from a patron...

whenyouworkatamuseum:

The director of an art museum forwarded this email to his staff.

[Name of Director],

Thanks for your many years of service. I visit the museum on Wednesdays after my 2-3pm counseling sessions with the vet center for my ptsd from a place called Viet Nam.

The 30 - 45 minutes I walk…

Appears to me that a real need could be filled if art organizations partnered with VA hospitals.

fastcompany:

This Adorable Cabin Has A Secret—It’s Actually An RV
The Escape Cabin is a tiny house on wheels. It can be set up in hours, and with a full-sized tub, fridge, and king bed, it’s making portable homes places you want to live.
Slideshow>

I need one.

fastcompany:

This Adorable Cabin Has A Secret—It’s Actually An RV

The Escape Cabin is a tiny house on wheels. It can be set up in hours, and with a full-sized tub, fridge, and king bed, it’s making portable homes places you want to live.

Slideshow>

I need one.

wnyc:

Instant entry into the BLS Caller Hall of Fame. The full segment is totally worth listening to.
-Jody, BL Show-


I’m not sure how one can ‘posses’ something, but if anyone can explain new words to me it is npr. #editfail #grammarfail

wnyc:

Instant entry into the BLS Caller Hall of Fame. The full segment is totally worth listening to.

-Jody, BL Show-

I’m not sure how one can ‘posses’ something, but if anyone can explain new words to me it is npr. #editfail #grammarfail

(via npr)

guardian:

Five types of young person the media never show
Contrary to what you may see in newspapers and on TV, not everyone in the 18-30 demographic is unskilled, unemployed, drunk or really bad at crime. Read more
Some young people choose to stop at one glass of wine. Shock horror. Photograph: Getty Images/PhotoAlto

Finally.

guardian:

Five types of young person the media never show

Contrary to what you may see in newspapers and on TV, not everyone in the 18-30 demographic is unskilled, unemployed, drunk or really bad at crime. Read more

Some young people choose to stop at one glass of wine. Shock horror. Photograph: Getty Images/PhotoAlto

Finally.

(Source: theguardian.com)

theweekmagazine:

The Moral Sayings of Publius Cyrus
"A Syrian slave, Syrus is a full of timeless wisdom. Want an example? "From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own." Here is another: "It is not every question that deserves an answer." Ok, one more? "To do two things at once is to do neither." And he didn’t even know of Facebook and Twitter. You can read this book in under an hour but spend the rest of your life trying to learn and apply his wisdom."
5 books to read before your 30th birthday

theweekmagazine:

The Moral Sayings of Publius Cyrus

"A Syrian slave, Syrus is a full of timeless wisdom. Want an example? "From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own." Here is another: "It is not every question that deserves an answer." Ok, one more? "To do two things at once is to do neither." And he didn’t even know of Facebook and Twitter. You can read this book in under an hour but spend the rest of your life trying to learn and apply his wisdom."

5 books to read before your 30th birthday

theweekmagazine:

Sweet potato, radicchio, + tomato hash with harissa hollandaise

Farro with roasted sweet potato, kale and pomegranate seeds

Sweet potato parsnip latkes with feta and leeks

From 13 seasonal sweet potato recipes to eat all day long

nprbooks:

When patients were committed to the Willard Asylum for the Insane in Upstate New York, they arrived with a suitcase packed with all of the possessions they thought they needed for their time inside.

Most never left. The mental hospital had an average stay of nearly 30 years. When patients died, they were buried in nameless graves across the street of the asylum. Their suitcases, with all their worldly possessions, were locked in an attic and forgotten.

In 1995, an employee of the mental hospital discovered the suitcases, 400 of them. They date from 1910 to 1960.

Now, photographer Jon Crispin is cataloging each suitcase and opening a window into the lives - and the minds - of the people deemed too unwell to be allowed in society.

Go here for more information and to sign up for notification on further development of the project http://www.willardsuitcases.com/ If you wish to donate to the project go here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/265363123/willard-asylum-suitcase-documentation/posts

The opening lines of Amazon Throne, by Bertita Harding: 

The Queen of Portugal was mad….

She was Maria I of Braganza, and she came by her madness honestly. Her mother, the Infanta Mariana Victoria of Spain, had been daughter to King Philip V, who with a tuberculous wife and a brace of neuropathic sons haunted the gloomy palace of the Escorial. Several uncles and cousins of Mariana Victoria also had been touched.

Perhaps it’s a comfort, in an insane asylum, to read of a mad queen.

(Source: regibean)

When you get an email like this from a patron...

whenyouworkatamuseum:

The director of an art museum forwarded this email to his staff.

[Name of Director],

Thanks for your many years of service. I visit the museum on Wednesdays after my 2-3pm counseling sessions with the vet center for my ptsd from a place called Viet Nam.

The 30 - 45 minutes I walk…

Appears to me that a real need could be filled if art organizations partnered with VA hospitals.

fastcompany:

This Adorable Cabin Has A Secret—It’s Actually An RV
The Escape Cabin is a tiny house on wheels. It can be set up in hours, and with a full-sized tub, fridge, and king bed, it’s making portable homes places you want to live.
Slideshow>

I need one.

fastcompany:

This Adorable Cabin Has A Secret—It’s Actually An RV

The Escape Cabin is a tiny house on wheels. It can be set up in hours, and with a full-sized tub, fridge, and king bed, it’s making portable homes places you want to live.

Slideshow>

I need one.

wnyc:

Instant entry into the BLS Caller Hall of Fame. The full segment is totally worth listening to.
-Jody, BL Show-


I’m not sure how one can ‘posses’ something, but if anyone can explain new words to me it is npr. #editfail #grammarfail

wnyc:

Instant entry into the BLS Caller Hall of Fame. The full segment is totally worth listening to.

-Jody, BL Show-

I’m not sure how one can ‘posses’ something, but if anyone can explain new words to me it is npr. #editfail #grammarfail

(via npr)

guardian:

Five types of young person the media never show
Contrary to what you may see in newspapers and on TV, not everyone in the 18-30 demographic is unskilled, unemployed, drunk or really bad at crime. Read more
Some young people choose to stop at one glass of wine. Shock horror. Photograph: Getty Images/PhotoAlto

Finally.

guardian:

Five types of young person the media never show

Contrary to what you may see in newspapers and on TV, not everyone in the 18-30 demographic is unskilled, unemployed, drunk or really bad at crime. Read more

Some young people choose to stop at one glass of wine. Shock horror. Photograph: Getty Images/PhotoAlto

Finally.

(Source: theguardian.com)

theweekmagazine:

The Moral Sayings of Publius Cyrus
"A Syrian slave, Syrus is a full of timeless wisdom. Want an example? "From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own." Here is another: "It is not every question that deserves an answer." Ok, one more? "To do two things at once is to do neither." And he didn’t even know of Facebook and Twitter. You can read this book in under an hour but spend the rest of your life trying to learn and apply his wisdom."
5 books to read before your 30th birthday

theweekmagazine:

The Moral Sayings of Publius Cyrus

"A Syrian slave, Syrus is a full of timeless wisdom. Want an example? "From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own." Here is another: "It is not every question that deserves an answer." Ok, one more? "To do two things at once is to do neither." And he didn’t even know of Facebook and Twitter. You can read this book in under an hour but spend the rest of your life trying to learn and apply his wisdom."

5 books to read before your 30th birthday

theweekmagazine:

Sweet potato, radicchio, + tomato hash with harissa hollandaise

Farro with roasted sweet potato, kale and pomegranate seeds

Sweet potato parsnip latkes with feta and leeks

From 13 seasonal sweet potato recipes to eat all day long

nprbooks:

When patients were committed to the Willard Asylum for the Insane in Upstate New York, they arrived with a suitcase packed with all of the possessions they thought they needed for their time inside.

Most never left. The mental hospital had an average stay of nearly 30 years. When patients died, they were buried in nameless graves across the street of the asylum. Their suitcases, with all their worldly possessions, were locked in an attic and forgotten.

In 1995, an employee of the mental hospital discovered the suitcases, 400 of them. They date from 1910 to 1960.

Now, photographer Jon Crispin is cataloging each suitcase and opening a window into the lives - and the minds - of the people deemed too unwell to be allowed in society.

Go here for more information and to sign up for notification on further development of the project http://www.willardsuitcases.com/ If you wish to donate to the project go here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/265363123/willard-asylum-suitcase-documentation/posts

The opening lines of Amazon Throne, by Bertita Harding: 

The Queen of Portugal was mad….

She was Maria I of Braganza, and she came by her madness honestly. Her mother, the Infanta Mariana Victoria of Spain, had been daughter to King Philip V, who with a tuberculous wife and a brace of neuropathic sons haunted the gloomy palace of the Escorial. Several uncles and cousins of Mariana Victoria also had been touched.

Perhaps it’s a comfort, in an insane asylum, to read of a mad queen.

(Source: regibean)

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