- 2 minutes ago
I keep seeing a post cross my dash about how animation is art and isn’t “just” for kids. And while I agree that animation is art and I love it and think it needs more respect, I’m really iffy on the idea of treating things for kids as inherently inferior. I mean, yes, there…
- 1 hour ago
"I’m not disturbed by the speech itself as much as the fact that McConaughey’s place in our culture affords him the privilege of having a slightly off-kilter personality, almost without criticism. People have (rightly) gushed over Lupita Nyong’o’s touching Oscars speech, pointing out her poise, elegance, and genuinely touching words. But would the same praise have been lavished upon her if she thanked herself in her acceptance speech, and topped it off with a mumbling “all right, all right”? Last year, Anne Hathaway was consistently derided for her “smugness” and overly long acceptance speeches, while no ill comments have been thrown at McConaughey’s shit-eating grin. Kanye West is intense, but his intensity is unfailingly characterized as “ranting,” rather than a lovable personality quirk. Covert sexism and racism are nothing new (obviously), but McConaughey’s effortless swagger only emphasizes that his is the kind of behavior that we only — and even praise — when it comes in the form of a straight, traditionally masculine white male actor."
I stopped working half an hour ago. I feel like I’m deflating. Definitely have no idea what I want to do.
Cleaning the kitchen or at least doing the dishes with the help of the dish robot.
- 1 hour ago
Dr. Reatha Clark King
Born in south Georgia more than 70 years ago, Dr. Reatha Clark King has overcome many obstacles in compiling stunning achievements in the fields of science, education, philanthropy and corporate governance. In this interview with NACD Directorship’s Jeffrey M. Cunningham, King describes how she got started toward long tenures on five public company boards. Prior to her retirement last year, she served on the ExxonMobil board for 13 years. She also served for many years on the boards of Wells Fargo, HB Fuller, Minnesota Life and Lenox Group. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees in chemistry from the University of Chicago before securing an MBA at Columbia in 1977, and has since been awarded 14 honorary degrees. She ran the General Mills Foundation for 14 years. She is a life trustee at the University of Chicago, and a member of the Allina Health System and NACD boards of directors.
How did your background contribute to your career and achievements?
I grew up in rural south Georgia and was taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Moultrie. Like everyone in my family, I picked cotton and worked on tobacco farms for a living until age 17—and I am proud to say I was good at it, too. That upbringing taught me that to keep your sanity, you must be a student of change. The second thing was that helping to improve circumstances for people and organizations is what really motivates me.
Did you ever imagine you would become a college president and then a renowned corporate board director? Not even in my dreams.
What was the turning point?
It was 1954, the same year as the Brown v. Topeka Supreme Court decision, which desegregated schools. Although my father was illiterate and my mother had only finished third grade, they both believed strongly in education. So when I finished high school, I entered Clark College in Atlanta, a Methodist institution that was started to help children descended from black slaves. I graduated in 1958 with degrees in chemistry and math.
How did you pay for college?
My scholarship plus a summer job as a live-in maid in upstate New York each summer allowed me to earn the money to pay the tuition. Unlike the movie The Help, I worked for a wonderful and truly enlightened woman, Mrs. Dann, who led me to see myself with dignity and introduced me to the public library, Rockefeller Center, Yankee Stadium, the opera house and Riverside Church.
(via alan713ch)Source: scienceyoucanlove
- 1 hour ago
Is it legal for a prospective employer to ask you what medications you’re on?
this is so important that i’m reblogging it. NO. NO IT IS NOT. read more.
Very important! All my chronic condition people take note.
- 1 hour ago
- 2 hours ago
The Reservation’s Ten Commandments as given by the United States of America to the Spokane Indians:
1. You shall have no other forms of government besides me.
2. You shall not make for yourself an independent and self sufficient government, for I am a jealous bureaucracy and will punish the Indian children for the sins of their fathers to the seventh generation of those who hate me.
3. You shall not misuse my name or my symbols, for I will impale you on my flag pole.
4. Remember the first of each month by keeping it holy. The rest of the month you shall go hungry, but the first day of each month is tribute to me, and you shall receive welfare checks and commodity food in exchange for you continued dependence.
5. Honor your Indian father and Indian mother because I have stripped them of their land, language, and hearts, and they need your compassion, which is a commodity I do not supply.
6. You shall not murder, but I shall bring FBI and CIA agents to your reservation and into your homes, and the most intelligent, vocal, and angriest members of your tribes will vanish quietly.
7. You shall not commit adultery, but I will impregnate your women with illegitimate dreams.
8. You shall not steal back what I have already stolen from you.
9. You shall not give false testimony against any white men, but they will tell lies about you, and I will believe them and convict you.
10. You shall not covet the white man’s house. You shall not covet the white man’s wife, or his hopes and opportunities, his cars or VCRs, or anything that belongs to the white man.
- Sherman Alexie, Reservation Blues
“FOR I AM A JEALOUS BUREAUCRACY”
that part always makes me laugh
This is one of my favorite passages, from one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. “You shall not steal back what I have already stolen from you,” makes me want to start a revolution.
Needs to be on my dash. <3 <3
Yes, should be on my dash ALWAYS.
well. I failed at work despite working as much as possible. I feel bad and horrible.
- 5 hours ago
- 5 hours ago
- 5 hours ago
- 6 hours ago
Mammoth has put out a series of “Tire Biter” toys that are both in the form of bones and actual tires. They claim to be non-toxic and they’re not.
I have been experimenting with so many “tough chewer” toys after just rescuing a pit bull/boxer mix so when I went into my…