oh, Paris. You are so close I can almost taste your sweet bagettes and crepes. Counting down the days and I can finally be excited for my trip without the ominous threat of school. Just bought several Paris outfits and thus having a really good day, despite getting shit on by a bird earlier today. La la la…
This is where Tumblr comes in. It’s the future of social networking if your image of the future features intelligent discourse. I love reading other Tumblr users replies, because they’re thoughtful by virtue of the fact that if they’re not, they’ll bring the intellectual property value of their own blog down, and that’s a commodity on Tumblr.
I don’t know if it is really necessary to read so far into tumblr. Tumblr is not that intelligent. It has a lot of dumb internet crap on it too, which is actually what I love about tumblr. Websites like http://thedailywh.at/ or http://ohinter.net/ or that tumblr filled with pictures of cute bunnies.
That said, twitter is just the worst and I don’t understand it. Maybe it is because my introduction to online social networking was asian avenue (I had to check, it doesn’t exist any more…which is too bad, i had an awesome profile on there), but how can anyone say anything in 140 characters? I do agree that tumblr requires more intelligence than twitter; but it’s like we’re comparing the intelligence of a person to a rock.
I LOVE SUMMER. it is weird being let out of school and having it be spring still. The weather isn’t quite warm enough…but anyways… here are my summer 2010 goals.. (dependent on the status of an internship…these goals will probably spill into the gap year I am planning to take, which is basically one long year of summer).
READ (please respond with some books I should read…so far, only one book is on my list - the Open Veins of Latin America, a gift from the professor last summer).
Mother, pulling wagon with children & canned goods bustling by me on the street:Yes dear, and in some countries nearly everybody is poor. We need to share what we have, because we have more than we need.
Little girl:But why are some people poor and other people are not?
“The husband of American photographer and writer Judith Fox - Dr Ed Ackell - was told he had Alzheimer’s Disease in 1998, three years into the couple’s marriage.
Since then, Judith has watched Ed - a man who used to perform surgery and fly planes - forget how to do everyday tasks, such as make a cup of coffee or use the telephone. While caring for him at their home in California, she took photographs to capture his gradual decline.
These images - first published in Judith’s book ‘I Still Do’ - are now being displayed in central London.
"I call it the compassion conundrum…what is happening really is that people are unable to bring themselves to offer reproductive services to sex workers, unable to give needles to junkies. but, once they’ve gone from being transgressive people whose behaviours we don’t want to condone to being AIDS victims, we become all compassionate and want to pay for their expensive drugs for the rest of their lives. It doesn’t make any sense from a public health standpoint."