April 23, 2014

bobbycaputo:

This Teacher Asked Her Students to Write to an Author. Kurt Vonnegut Wrote Back This

In 2006 Ms. Lockwood, an English teacher at Xavier High School, asked her students to write a letter to a famous author. She wanted them discuss the author’s work and ask for advice. Kurt Vonnegut (1922 – 2007) was the only one to write back and his advice is worth reading. 

Dear Xavier High School, and Ms. Lockwood, and Messrs Perin, McFeely, Batten, Maurer and Congiusta:

I thank you for your friendly letters. You sure know how to cheer up a really old geezer (84) in his sunset years. I don’t make public appearances any more because I now resemble nothing so much as an iguana.

What I had to say to you, moreover, would not take long, to wit: Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.

Seriously! I mean starting right now, do art and do it for the rest of your lives. Draw a funny or nice picture of Ms. Lockwood, and give it to her. Dance home after school, and sing in the shower and on and on. Make a face in your mashed potatoes. Pretend you’re Count Dracula.

Here’s an assignment for tonight, and I hope Ms. Lockwood will flunk you if you don’t do it: Write a six line poem, about anything, but rhymed. No fair tennis without a net. Make it as good as you possibly can. But don’t tell anybody what you’re doing. Don’t show it or recite it to anybody, not even your girlfriend or parents or whatever, or Ms. Lockwood. OK?

Tear it up into teeny-weeny pieces, and discard them into widely separated trash recepticals. You will find that you have already been gloriously rewarded for your poem. You have experienced becoming, learned a lot more about what’s inside you, and you have made your soul grow.

God bless you all!

Kurt Vonnegut

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April 23, 2014
The Raid 3 
Coming Soon! lol!

The Raid 3 

Coming Soon! lol!

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April 18, 2014
Mobil Gas Station, #red

Mobil Gas Station, #red

4:02pm
Filed under: red 
April 18, 2014
Taken inside the car wash

Taken inside the car wash

April 18, 2014
In broad daylight, raccoon?

In broad daylight, raccoon?

April 15, 2014
My favorite spot is becoming no more.

My favorite spot is becoming no more.

April 15, 2014
pandanicole:

ok i’m just going to be really provocative right now and i don’t give a fuck because i feel happy with my body today so…. um
ass
that is all

pandanicole:

ok i’m just going to be really provocative right now and i don’t give a fuck because i feel happy with my body today so…. um

ass

that is all

April 14, 2014

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April 13, 2014

frangry:

Today in fucking brilliant: AT&True Detective

Seriously, if you look away, you think it’s actually Matthew McConaughey.

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April 9, 2014

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April 9, 2014
ahhphoto:

98/365 - Waffle nights
(Posted on Ahmed Hashim Photography http://bit.ly/1ehE79W)

ahhphoto:

98/365 - Waffle nights

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April 9, 2014
The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain — Overthought

minimalmac:

This is not one of those “Turn off every useful feature of iOS” posts that grinds my gears. My goal is to deliver practical steps to truly solve your iOS battery woes.

I love stuff like this. In order for our devices to serve us for as long as possible, we have to optimize them for doing so. Good, paratactical, reasonable, and actionable suggestions.

I didn’t know about number 3 and 8, both very useful. Will have to remember, you can turn on Wifi after turning on Air Plane Mode…