Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
[S]o much of our experience is intangible. So much of what we perceive cannot be expressed. It’s unspeakable. And yet, you know, when we communicate with one another and we feel that we have connected and we think we’re understood, I think we have a feeling of almost spiritual communion. And that feeling may be transient, but I think it’s what we live for.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Carl Sagan (via nothingdreadfuleverhappens)
Monday, February 13, 2012
Why do these pontificators exempt men from the consequences of sexual activity? American women aren’t having sex with Ken dolls. They’re not experiencing immaculate conceptions. Where, exactly, are all the men who’ve had sexual relations with or impregnated these ‘slutty’ women? … It’s hard to take seriously the views of all-male Senate panels or vote-hustling politicians when they seem unaware that men actually have sex lives. Women have always been the gatekeepers of sexual morality, of course, and have paid a higher price for their choices. But this shame-and-blame game feels genuinely shocking in the second decade of the 21st century. If men feel they have to control women’s bodies, they could first start with controlling their own.
Men Have Sex Too - Erika Christakis, for TIME’s Ideas blog. I love love love her post.
Hello, tumblr world.
The last time I decided to expand my use of social media (à la Twitter, March 2011), I found myself slightly caught in the midst of a widely-publicized scandal just a few months later. With that said, here’s to hoping that history does not try to repeat itself.