Solidarity, on a global scale.

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The Floral Keepsake for 1850 features 46 plates of colored engravings.  Each flower is its own chapter and features flower lore, practical planting knowledge, and botanical description.  The keepsake also includes several poems and an index of the flowers and their associated meaning. The editor, John Keese, was both an amateur poet and bookseller.  I can only imagine that his love for the content and the object would have inspired him to work on this project.

-Jillian P.

AY11 .F53 1851

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Intimacy is based on shared vulnerability… nothing deepens intimacy like the experiences that we share when we feel flayed, with our skins off, scared and vulnerable, and our partner is there with us, willing to share in the scary stuff.
Dossie Easton & Catherine A. Liszt, The Ethical Slut (via daddylookingforhisbaby)

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itsbirdyart:

Oh look! It’s the Devil in disguise. Jk. It’s just a #Horsea with a #Kingdra pullover. Probably hiding something aren’t you? You evil little bastard. Got me talking to my own illustrations it’s so evil.. I need to get out more. =/ #Pokémon #Crayola #Illustration

itsbirdyart:

Oh look! It’s the Devil in disguise. Jk. It’s just a #Horsea with a #Kingdra pullover. Probably hiding something aren’t you? You evil little bastard. Got me talking to my own illustrations it’s so evil.. I need to get out more. =/ #Pokémon #Crayola #Illustration

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kurtiswiebe:

This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 

Yup.

So this.

I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.

Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.

One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.

There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.

I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.

There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.

And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.

It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.

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sancophaleague:

Carson Huey-You is an 11-year-old child prodigy who is currently enrolled at Texas Christian University (TCU) studying quantum physics. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and plays the piano very well. He attends classes with his mother Claretta Huey-You who is also enrolled at TCU.
"According to NBC5 in Dallas, Claretta Huey-You said her son was reading books by the age of two and could add, subtract, multiply and divide by age three. He attended high school aged five and also speaks Mandarin and plays Beethoven on the piano. His intellectual capability at such a young age was described as “completely off the grid” and he scored both a high mark and impressive marks in his university admission interview.
TCU’s youngest entrant said he had managed to “make a few friends” in his first few days”
Great accomplishment Young Huey!  This shouldn’t shock us though Africans were the first scholars and scientists on earth. It’s in our blood!
Continue to be Great Carson! #BlackExcellence #CarsonHueyYou #Genius #SancophaLeague
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sancophaleague:

Carson Huey-You is an 11-year-old child prodigy who is currently enrolled at Texas Christian University (TCU) studying quantum physics. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and plays the piano very well. He attends classes with his mother Claretta Huey-You who is also enrolled at TCU.

"According to NBC5 in Dallas, Claretta Huey-You said her son was reading books by the age of two and could add, subtract, multiply and divide by age three.
He attended high school aged five and also speaks Mandarin and plays Beethoven on the piano.
His intellectual capability at such a young age was described as “completely off the grid” and he scored both a high mark and impressive marks in his university admission interview.

TCU’s youngest entrant said he had managed to “make a few friends” in his first few days”

Great accomplishment Young Huey!  This shouldn’t shock us though Africans were the first scholars and scientists on earth. It’s in our blood!

Continue to be Great Carson! #BlackExcellence #CarsonHueyYou #Genius #SancophaLeague

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