Under the current ‘tyranny of slenderness’ women are forbidden to become large...– Sandra Lee Bartky, Foucault, Femininity, and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power (via g-lovesuglies)
Scientists have another name for failure: data. Expecting that your first stab...– At the 2013 99U Conference, Stanford Technology Ventures director Tina Seelig, author of inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity, echoes Neil Gaiman’s timeless advice on failure and the creative life. A wise woman once said it even better. Also see Steve Jobs on the fear of failure. (via...
Please, I want so badly for the good things to happen.– Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via g-lovesuglies)
My son will be two in June, and his favorite books include The Paperbag...– From Edan Lepucki’s review for The Millions, “Sing It, Sister! On Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings” [Edan and Patrick are officially the coolest parents ever.] (via quintessentiallyquirky) Well, I mean, okay. (via thefeeling)
I am so tired I saw a picture of Claire Messud on tumblr and I thought it was Jack White. Go ahead and google it, theres no similarity. I asked someone an intelligent question about their alpha value today so theres that. I also professed my love of dummy codes. My worlds becoming very small and very big. I need to grade stuff but I don’t seem to be able to sit up.
You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to...– Aaron Freeman “You Want A Physicist To Speak at your Funeral” (npr)
And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you...– Haruki Murakami (via yschoice)
I had trouble graduating from Berkeley, not because of this inability to deal...– “Why I Write,” Joan Didion (via commovente)
And then one student said that happiness is what happens when you go to bed on...– Paul Schmidtberger, Design Flaws of the Human Condition (via commovente)
It’d be really great if today was the weekend. I’m digging this book I’m reading and the sun is nice and I have coffee.
whenever something happens that makes me feel a little bit like I’m rocking this thing I get super excited and then I brace myself for the thing that will come along soon to make me feel pretty dumb.
GRAD SCHOOL ANGST
whatshouldwecallgradschool: collab: Alex and WSWCGS
half of my spotify adds are now in spanish.
I forgettin to remember to forget…
The odd thing about this life is that you spend half your time trying to get...– Tom Waits (via bbook)