"I wish I’d partied a little less. People always say ‘be true to yourself.’ But that’s misleading, because there are two selves. There’s your short term self, and there’s your long term self. And if you’re only true to your short term self, your long term self slowly decays."
Iowa High Trestle Bridge
Spanning between the two rural communities of Woodward and Madrid, the Iowa High Trestle Bridge connects 25 miles of High Trestle Trail.. (read more)
Architect: RDG Planning & Design
Location: Woodward and Madrid, Iowa
photos by homemade iowa life
White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective.
please let them know.
white privilege is your history being taught as a core class, and mine being banned because it would promote "the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, and advocate ethnic solidarity."
A statue by Tony Matelli titled “Sleepwalker” stands in the snow on the campus of Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, February 5, 2014. More than 100 signatures were collected from an online petition to remove the statue from the all-women’s college, citing the statue as inappropriate. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter
Today’s top book news item:
Nurse Nathan Filer’s debut novel, Where the Moon Isn’t, has won the prestigious Costa Book of the Year award. Filer beat out Kate Atkinson, who was widely regarded as the favorite. His novel draws on his experience as a mental health nurse to depict Matthew, a 19-year-old with schizophrenia who saw his brother die a decade before the novel takes place.
As The Guardian points out, “The Costa prize is unusual in that it pits five category winners — novel, first novel, biography, children’s and poetry — against each other for the top £30,000 prize; like comparing chicken curry with custard, as one former judge said.”
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