The Wandering Kind

This is merely another place to house all my random thoughts and findings. I only hope that you enjoy them and that I may encourage and inspire you.

Permalink newyorker:

Junot Diaz: “Eventually everything I have gets read. But naturally I buy  more than I can read, so there is always at least a hundred-book margin  between what I own and what I’ve read. What’s cool is that I’ve caught  up a couple of times, and this year I intend to catch up again. But then  I’ll buy too much and the race starts again.”
- What do our libraries say about us? It’s a question the Book Bench has explored in detail in the past. The answer we came up with is: A lot.

Leah Price’s new volume, “Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books,” presents photographs of the libraries of thirteen   authors—including Wood and his wife, Claire Messud—alongside interviews  about their collections, their most prized titles, and their reading  habits. Click through for more images and text from Price’s new book: http://nyr.kr/tI4OBx




This is exactly what I do!
Permalink thedailywhat:

Instantly Iconic Photo of the Day: 84-year-old former school teacher Dorli Rainey is helped away from the scene of an Occupy Seattle protest at Westlake Park after being doused with pepper spray.
Rainey was among dozens of protesters hit with the “less-than-lethal agent” after refusing to move from the intersection of 5th Avenue and Pine Street following a march of solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.
Rainey, a longtime presence in local politics, wrote The Stranger an email afterward, saying she stopped by the protest on her way to a public meeting on a transportation issue.
“Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out,” she wrote, “especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech.”
Her email continues:

Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters.

She credits an Iraq vet with saving her from being trampled. “In the women’s movement,” she concludes, “there were signs which said: ‘Screw us and we multiply.”
Video of the incident below:

[seattlepi / slog.]


This is possibly the most ridiculous thing I’ve read in a while. Ugh!
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Permalink Well at least Siri is honest….
photojojo:

It appears Siri is not much of a photographer.
Siri’s Not Much of a Photographer
via DiceLiving76
Permalink pictures like this really make me happy =)
woodendreams:

(by PolandMFA)
Permalink bahahaha!!
laughingsquid:

Darth Vader as The World’s Greatest Dad
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So last night I was fiddling around with tumblr to see what it was and thought it was pretty snazzy. So, this is it. Come check it out, there isn’t too much yet but I’ll constantly be updating it. Hope you enjoy!!

Permalink photojojo:

Here’s an entry from The National Geographic Photo Contest 2011.
Emmanuel Coupe-Kalomiris shot this photo of in the Canadian Rockies. Since snow hadn’t fallen over the lake yet, you can see the bubbles trapped in the ice.
via The Atlantic

This is crazy!
Permalink These are the types of photos I would LOVE to take….
woodendreams:

(by Joy Brown)
Permalink neiture:

In the forest | image by Claude@Munich