I enjoyed this spread on designers under 40 in today's Times Magazine. Who knows where my interest in design comes from - my living spaces are always total chaos, I don't have the patience for close attention to detail, and I certainly don't have the funds to purchase any of these artists creations...and yet learning about design continues to be one of the things I find most fascinating...who knows.

Great use of New Deal typeface in the new Public Enemy promo materials.

The National, "Mistaken for Strangers"

DIY Kids Edition: How to make your very own superhero ABCs book.

I'm not a huge animated movie fan, but I heard an interview on Fresh Air with one of the creators of Up and it got my pretty psyched about the movie (listen to the interview, if you have even a passing interest in animation). And here's David Edelstiens review.

Left: "Juxtapoz’ Greg Escalante came across a wonderful rotating collage called Love is Patient. It is an algorithmic collage based on a Voronoi Tessellation algorithm. Sound confusing? It is, but the beauty of the collage in action is simply mesmerizing. See it now here." h/t Juxtapoz.

In very sad news, Dr. George Tiller, one of the country's few providers of late-term abortions was shot dead as he walked into church this morning.  There are no words to express the absurdity of such violence happening at the hands of those who claim to love life.  My thoughts are with his family.  THANK YOU to all the brave doctors, nurses, and activists out there working to keep women and their families safe and healthy.


From Queerty: "Does the White House expect us to believe staffers sit around all day not researching what's going on in the news? That the executive branch prides itself on being ill prepared to address America's social and civil issues? Because that's the message Press Secretary Robert Gibbs sent yesterday when, like his boss President Obama, he continued his tour of silence on all things Prop 8."
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From Gridskipper, afternoon tea in LA.

On my "to read post-Bar" list, "Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere," Kate Harding's book.

From Feministing, On Gentrification.

AC Newman and HIMYM cross-over.

These beautiful, bright animal brooches reminded me of my friend Natasha, who manages to always be cute AND stylish - not an easy feat!

MASC mag seeks to be "something positive, that doesn't put down women and other guys in an effort to make us feel better about ourselves or like more of a man."

"The You Are What You Eat photo series from Mark Menjivar is one of those simple concept photo excursions that results in fascinating images. You wouldn't think photos of the interior of a fridge would be all that compelling but they are."


From AlterNet: "Let's get this out of the way first: Sonia Sotomayor is not a perfect liberal judge. She is not astoundingly progressive or notably feminist. She isn't a tireless champion of civil rights or a first amendment absolutist. She is, however, a highly intelligent, fair-minded and experienced judge who will make a fine addition to the US Supreme Court, and who progressives should fully support."

So odd and yet...oddly fascinating: Gummi Bear Surgery.

And for dessert, brownie pops!

I wish Ellen was my commencement speaker!

On my "to visit" list, Savannah, GA.

New Yorker cover drawn on iPhone.

The Boston MFA releases their summer line up for Concerts in the Courtyard - always a good time!


Outdoor dining spots in Boston.  Amazing weather recently.

Lego steps it up - Lego Architecture.

Books that have made it to the big screen.

How much does it cost to travel the world for a year?  $14,000 apparently.

On teaching lawyers to be business people.

A new short story from Salman Rushdie.

Jeffrey Toobin's profile of Justice Roberts available on-line.

Gridskipper: The LA Champagne Brunch.

Resources for finding cheap/free things to do this summer.
"Pep Talk: You can be counted on to think critically and spot the exits. That’s a smart, logical way to be! Just because you’re skeptical of some stuff doesn’t mean you’re a non-believer across the board. You believe in yourself and your abilities. You believe in your trusted friendships. Hell, you might even believe in love. You’ve got what it takes to make life exceptional and the presence to accept what comes your way. Share kind wishes with everyone today. Quit thinking for a few seconds- your heart will take it from here.

Today remind yourself: I’m not as jaded as I think."

- Daily Pep Talk From A Best Friend
"Having Daughters Rather Than Sons Makes You More Liberal."

I don't care if it's cliche, I still think Provence is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

The long wait for a new episode of 30 Rock begins....but yay for news that the crushworthy Joel McHale will be getting a show!

Image: source.

Mickey Rourke in Iron Man II?

Ponytails in the office, yay or nay? I have to say, wearing one at work definitely makes me feel a little too young and peppy looking...

Goat cheese as an indicator of gentrification? "There was an article in last weekend's New York Times that I found utterly fascinating. In a memoir-style piece, author Jennifer Mascia described the epiphany she experienced when realizing that goat cheese had made it to her East Harlem supermarket. To her, this signaled that gentrification was truly taking hold."

"The Museum of Modern Art in New York is currently running an exhibit called 'Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West.' The exhibit's premise is that photography and the American West essentially grew up together, and that photography played a key role in 'shaping our collective imagination of the West.'"


Very cool graphic design posts, h/t WBS.

The wisdom of Christopher Walken.

It's so easy to forget all the ways in which the poor are penalized.  This article is a reminder.  "Poor? Pay Up. Having Little Money Often Means No Car, No Washing Machine, No Checking Account And No Break From Fees and High Prices."

From Jezebel: Stylish Doesn't Mean Skinny: Meet the Fatshionistas.

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Above The Law is a little late on the uptake, but nice to see some coverage anyways: Massachusetts Supreme Court Rescinds Clerkship Offers.

Bike sharing in Montreal.

Upsetting in so many ways.  People would rather sit in ignorance and denial than protect young people from violence?  Amazing.  "South Carolina's been working on a bill to educate teens about relationship violence, since the state ranks pretty high when it comes to men who kill women. They've been debating this over the past week, and the stickler has been whether gay relationships would be discussed in the program. Because heaven forbid gay teens learn how to avoid relationship violence."

"Ethan McNAmee, a third-grader at Montclair Elementary School in Denver, organized a rally for marriage equality and delivered a speech at the Colorado State Capitol on Saturday." It is sort of weird to see such a young kid rallying for gay rights, but I remember feeling pretty worked up about politics as a kid, so....I think we forget that kids do have an understanding about what's going on and a sense of justice.  Also, I'm a sucker for cute kids.
My new style blog crush: Nerd Boyfriend.

Top 25 Pizzas in the US.  I haven't tried the two they list for Boston (Galleria Umberto and Santarpio's) - another summer assignment for me.

From RaceWire: "When prosecutors are hell bent on scoring a conviction, some will go to any length to make their case. In an article profiling two men with convictions who believe DNA evidence will exonerate them, the New York Times reports that prosecutors often block DNA evidence using a variety of creative legal arguments, such as: even if the DNA test countered the prosecutors claims, it wouldn't be strong enough to exonerate a defendant, so why bother testing?"

The trouble with commencement speakers.  This is the speaker at my upcoming law school graduation.

Left: perfect summer style

Unbelievable!  "On Wednesday, the Senate Ways and Means Committee recommended a 46 percent - or $5 million - reduction for Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC), the largest funding source for civil legal aid in the Commonwealth, in its FY10 budget."

It's beyond me how anyone could be so heartless. "When a loved one is in the hospital, you naturally want to be at the bedside. But what if the staff won’t allow it? That’s what Janice Langbehn, a social worker in Lacey, Wash., says she experienced when her partner of 18 years, Lisa Ponds, collapsed with an aneurysm during a Florida vacation and was taken to a Miami trauma center. She died there, at age 39, as Ms. Langbehn tried in vain to persuade hospital officials to let her visit, along with the couple’s adopted children."


From The Gaurdian: "No black-and-white in gay rights. The west should not lecture the rest of the world on gay rights – we can all learn from the variety of global gay cultures."

Absolute ridiculousness from Dell: "Dell makes a new computer — the “Della” — for us lady-folk. And it doesn’t just do boy-stuff like let you create documents and surf the internet and play games; it does girl-stuff, too, like helping you count calories and plan recipes!"

Image: left.

"What lies beneath the surface of New York Harbor? For starters, a 350-foot steamship, 1,600 bars of silver, a freight train, and four-foot-long cement-eating worms."

From the Bostonist: Drinking in Boston: A Graduate's Literary Tour and Literary Bike Tours of Boston.

“If you do something out of love, it will lead you to the right path even if it turns out to have been the wrong choice.” - Marianne Williamson
Help The History Project launch our new Transgender Project: "Join THP as we embark on a new initiative focused on recounting the history of Boston's transgender community. As with our past exhibits, we want the community to take ownership of the exhibit and guide us in determining its content. For that reason, we invite you to a community forum that will address the following questions: What does the public need to learn about Boston's transgender community? What form should the exhibit take? (A traditional "brick and mortar" exhibit? An online exhibit? A book? A film?) Who are some of the individuals from the trans community that we should involve in the project? Join us Monday, May 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at United South End Settlements, 566 Columbus Avenue, Boston." RSVP to Andrew Elder, andrew.elder@historyproject.org.
Sad news: the much beloved ABC Cafe (my once employer) may close...

Loving these bags from J. Crew.

Left: in honor of one of the best movies ever, and impending graduation...

Yay, a new post from Mindy Kaling.  Heart her.

Chimichurri sauce is the stuff of the gods.  Just saying.

Wilco, "Far, Far Away."

It can't hold a candle to Chet Baker's version, but I still liked finally seeing (a very young) Sinatra's "I Fall In Love Too Easily."  Classic stuff.


On (my beloved) Hudson River.

Street gang calling cards from the 70's and 80's (!?).

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Outsider art from another era: "Madalene and Louisa Pasley used their imagination in the 1850s to create a fantasy world where humans interacted with giant insects."

"Thousands of women from over 11 countries sent in these little cozies to be stitched together--the resulting quilt reads 'I will not raise my child to kill another mother's child.'"

New iPods to get cameras (but will they be better than the ones in the iPhone?).

I'm not a huge fan of the (American) Office, but I gotta say that the last episode this season was great.

Obama on the abortion debate.

One of my favorite covers ever.


I'm In Love With Your Honor, I'm In Love With Your Cheeks

Andrew Sullivan: "But I have a sickeningly familiar feeling in my stomach, and the feeling deepens with every interaction with the Obama team on these [LGBT] issues. They want them to go away. They want us to go away."

Image: source. , Henry Darger.  The movie about him, In The Realm of the Unreal, is highly recommended too.

Cutest moving announcement ever.

"The Road" movie trailer.

Forever 21 to launch a "contemporary line"...whatever that means.

Boy Scouts taught to run the new police state.


You Could Say It's My Instinct (Yes, I Still Have One)

(The ridiculously dreamy) Dan Savage gives Obama an "F" on gay rights after his first 4 months in office.  Tell it, Dan!

More on the SCOTUS short list.

On Shepard Fairey and cultural misappropriation.

Left: to be added to the very small collection of "tattoos I actually like"....these are stunning.

Obama Makes a Terrible Mistake by Not Releasing Torture Photos: "America has to face that we did what is in those pictures. The longer we cover it up, the more culpable we all become."

White House czar calls for an end to the "war on drugs."  Here's hoping for some positive change.

“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - A. Einstein

I Do My Best But I'm Made of Mistakes

A post on Bilerico about the MBTA driver involved in the crash sparks a conversation in the comments (including one by yours truly).

The Boston Globe on loneliness.
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More interesting non-metal necklaces.

Yum, arancini!  Every time I go to get them in the North End, they are sold out....

Donuts in Berlin.

Nixon goes rubber and it looks great.

Hard Times for Women Living on the Edge: Economic Anxieties Send Domestic-Abuse Rates Soaring.

You're An Animal, Too

Stunning oils by Saul Becker.  Wow.

Wanda Sykes and her wife have twins.

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Christian Bale and Johnny Depp?  Public Enemies is looking pretty good.

Healthy(ish) eats in Miami.

Blast from the past, Freedy Johnston, "Bad Reputation."  (Thanks, ELM)

Nothing says spring like outdoor dining in SF.

“The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives.” - Armistead Maupin


Courage Is Roaring Like The Sound of the Sun

Love these shots of the stunning and creative Rogue Femme Art showing off her silver.
Beautiful two-toned, metal-wrapped earrings from Etsy.

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The Troubling Allure of Eating Disorder Books: "How books on anorexia can inadvertently become how-to books for teens struggling with the disease."  I think this is a legitimate concern - when I was in the throws of an eating disorder in my adolescence, I read memoirs of others' ED experiences for guidance and tips. Of course this doesn't mean they shouldn't be published, but it's a complicated topic that should be addressed.

Gridskipper: LA Microbrews.

The world's best markets for foodies.

Portland, Oregon on the cheap - love this city!

From The Atlantic: "Is there a formula—some mix of love, work, and psychological adaptation—for a good life? For 72 years, researchers at Harvard have been examining this question, following 268 men who entered college in the late 1930s through war, career, marriage and divorce, parenthood and grandparenthood, and old age. Here, for the first time, a journalist gains access to the archive of one of the most comprehensive longitudinal studies in history."
“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.” - Pablo Picasso

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Spring is like a perhaps hand  

by E. E. Cummings


Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging
a window,into which people look(while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
(carefully to
and fro moving New and
Old things,while
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there)and

without breaking anything.

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I love the customizable jewelry by Love and Victory - the silhouettes are stunning, and the tattoo banner necklaces are to die for....definitely on my wish list.

Queen and Bowie, "Under Pressure."

Who wants to pay for me to go here?

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Michelle Obama, "Why I Left BigLaw."

The Hospital Food Blog - just what it sounds like.

Sustainable beer culture in Appalachia.

Juvenile "justice" in the U.S.

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” - Henry David Thoreau
A first look at Doctor Parnassus.

As the media continues to cover the "phenomenon" of female bullies at work, Jezebel asks, What are the writers really trying to say?

Nine silly things about Star Trek we couldn't help but laugh at. I have to agree with these - the movie was fun but...not amazing. [Contains spoilers, so don't read if you haven't seen it yet!]

Awkward Family Photos - the name says it all.

Check out this interview with one of my favorite people - children's book author and editor Rena Grossman.  And while you're at it, pick up one of her new books!

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2009 Women's Health Heros.  Thank you, thank you, 
thank you for all you do!

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“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’” - Sylvia Plath

Irresponsible reporting in the Boston Herald

This headline/article really upset me: http://www.bostonherald.com//news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1171714.

It's about the MBTA driver who caused a crash by texting (obviously a dumb move on his part, no one would say otherwise). The headline is "Driver applied for job under different name; Has checkered driving history" implying that his name change is related to overall sketchiness and irresponsibility. However, if you read the article, it appears that he changed his name as part of his transition. It has nothing to do with his driving history or the crash.

This is obvious baiting for homophobic comments and hysteria and is SUCH irresponsible journalism. Write the Herald and tell them this sort of sensationalist reporting is irresponsible and will not be tolerated: http://www.bostonherald.com/about/contact/

(Thanks for the heads up, LL)


"10 years after Matthew Shepard and the media still can't get it right."

Another great homemade clothing shop on Etsy.

The newest Bitch Tape.

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Hand-drawn birthday invitations.

Mother-Daughter Tension on Mother's Day: "The best gift mothers and daughter can give each other on Mother's Day, the novelist Karen Essex writes in a guest blog, is permission to be different from one another."

Cheap eats in Boston.

The New Yorker on torture.

Yum yum yum: carrot cake cookies.


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"Pep Talk: Happy Sunday, you sexy beast. No matter how many loose ends you have to tie up today, there is time enough to take good care of your body. Perhaps you’d care to join me in the challenge to take an hour today and exercise. This has nothing to do with appearance; you’re already cute as a bug’s ear. This is about allotting time to maintain and appreciate these extraordinary bodies that lug us from one place to another. This is about having our own best interests in mind.

Today remind yourself: I’ve got a bod that won’t quit!"

- Daily Pep Talk From A Best Friend

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Great new episode of How I Met Your Mother - as always, I loved Marshall and totally identified with his chart/graph obsession (the "Cecelia" one really got me - great song, great chart).

"CNN reports that rape victims in Texas are being charged for their own rape kits, to the tune of well over $1,000."

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A storage idea I could really use.

Judy Blume supports Planned Parenthood...and gets grief for it.  Show your support for her and PP both!

Beautiful nudes from Gretchen Kelly.

A great, affordable beaded bracelet from Ruche.

The Best Marais Hotels - I miss Paris...

And budget tapas in Barcelona - I could also use a trip to Spain...

Star Trek toy reissue!

“Listen. To live is to be marked. To live is to change, to acquire the words of a story, and that is the only celebration we mortals really know. In perfect stillness, frankly, I’ve only found sorrow.” - Barbara Kingsolver

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Are women these days not into sex?  Or is the media just not into showing women who are?  From Jezebel and Salon.

Green line crash in Boston, luckily no one was seriously hurt.  Don't text and drive (especially if you drive the T...)

Most adorable costume ever.  Hands down.

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The next crop of 33 1/3 releases.

Mindy Kaling to get her own show.

Should Obama appoint a District Court Judge?

A beautiful linen bag for summer.

Do women expect too much from female partners?

Lizzie Fortunado comes to Urban Outfitters.

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Great concert tonight - The Thermals at the Middle East.  A band called The Shaky Hands opened - I'm not blown away by their recorded music, but they were awesome in concert.  This was my first time seeing The Thermals live and they definitely didn't disappoint.  The Thermals,"I Hold The Sound," "How We Know," "Pillar Of Salt"

Manny's out for 50 games!

Image: from Newbury Street today.

A story of tragedy on No Diet Day.

In honor of the Star Trek opening.

Spring Thaw Triggers Floods in Alaska: "An unusually warm spring thaw in Alaska is causing some of the state's worst flooding in decades."
In memory of Mildred Loving.

Blast from the Past: Liz Phair, "F**k and Run" (1995).

Domestic partner registry begins today in Cleveland, Ohio.

Left: best picture ever.

Ryan Adams, "Dance All Night."

Moleskin mania.

From The WaPo: "The D.C. Council overwhelmingly approved a bill yesterday to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, in a vote that followed a sharp exchange between an openly gay member and a civil rights champion and set off shouts of reproach from local ministers."

"Kindness covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out." - Roger Ebert

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Above: from Sleeveface: "one or more persons obscuring or augmenting any part of their body or bodies with record sleeve(s) causing an illusion"

A victim of domestic violence goes public with a new face.

Feministing: "Why feminists should be concerned with the impending revision of the DSM"

On the story behind Jughead's hat.

Yay Maine!

In addition to the fact that one of my best friends live there, this review of Dat Donut is making a trip to Chicago seem inevitable...

Neko Case, "If You Knew."

Living My Life Faster: 8 years of JK's Daily Photo Project.
Best Burgers in NYC: "Mr. Weiss, 33, operations manager for a software company, is the founder and de facto leader of the Burger of the Month Club, or BOTM (which he and his friends pronounce “bottom”). One Monday a month for the last four years, they have sampled a burger — bacon-cheddar whenever available — at a different New York restaurant.
They do not just eat the burgers, they rank them, compiling the averages on a Web site, burgerrankings.com, and competing through the year to see whose restaurant choice will wind up as the best-loved burger (winner gets ... nothing)."

Stringer Bell as Bond? Awesome.

Left: loving these beautiful illustrations.

Top 10 train trips - I'd like tickets to them all, please.

An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers.

Random: great images of the 1947 National Amateur squash tournament. Makes me miss playing squash (I only had a brief fling with the sport, but I remain nostalgic...)
From the LA Times: "California’s high school exit exam is keeping disproportionate numbers of girls and non-whites from graduating, even when they are just as capable as white boys, according to a study released Tuesday. It also found that the exam, which became a graduation requirement in 2007, has 'had no positive effect on student achievement.'"

Great feather earrings from Digby & Iona.

Florida's "forgotten coast."

Image: source.

Gorgeous homemade designs by Tortilla Girl.

From Consumerist: "Everybody knows that Smutslayer, omnipotent Facebook god of purity, is responsible for smiting pornographic images that mortals foolishly try to upload to the site. What not so many people know is that Smutslayer doesn't do all the work himself. He's got a trusty team of decency deputies working full-time to fight for truth, justice and the absence of boobies."

Gridskipper: Berlin's Old Breweries.

"John McPhee somewhat famously teaches writing to undergrads at Princeton. So, what's on his syllabus?"

Image: source.


LightFaktor exposure graffiti.

On the crazy housing project that is at the center of Gomorrah.

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Jezebel: Women Too Stupid To Stay Thin Are Not Smart Enough For Supreme Court: "Oh, how I wish I was kidding. But as law professor Paul Campos points out at The Daily Beast, this is an actual line of thought among some people who call themselves liberals."

Justices Limit Use of Identity Theft Law in Immigration Cases: "The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the law may not be used against many illegal workers who used false Social Security numbers to get jobs."
Mmm...goat cheese 101.

Went here for lunch today, had a GREAT sandwich. It's not the best location ever but it's worth the trek for the great food and to support the friendly owner.

NYTimes: on high-functioning alcoholics.

Left: loving this photo from Billy Elliot.

Corporette hasn't done much for me recently, but I have pondered this workplace dress question, "How doable is the untucked shirt with jacket?"

Jezebel: "The Family Court in Australia has granted a female-to-male transgender 17-year-old permission to have his breasts removed. Unsurprisingly, the case is not without controversy."

Creme brulee cart? I'm listening!
Loving the necklaces by Imogene and Annie.

An Oregon necklace!  I'll take it in gold (no diamond, thanks), and one in silver for my bff, of course.

Buddhism: the difference between non-attachment and detachment.

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Jaunted comes to Brookline - yay Zaftigs!  I actually think Zaftigs is sort of overrated, but I love the shoutout...

Mother's Day behind bars.

“Our notions about happiness entrap us. We forget that they are just ideas. Our idea of happiness can prevent us from actually being happy. We fail to see the opportunity for joy that is right in front of us when we are caught in a belief that happiness should take a particular form.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

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It's a good week for music in Boston - I can't wait to see The Thermals on Thursday with my favorite paleontologist!

The Boston Globe lives to see another day.

Image: source.  I want to go to there.

Cake Wrecks, the Star Trek version.

A bizarre new tv show from the We (?) network.

Mentally Ill and in Immigration Limbo: "A Chinese woman’s journey from a restaurant in Brooklyn to a detention cell in Florida illustrates the vulnerability of the mentally ill in the immigration system, advocates say."

The Court's other diversity problem: "More rare than a lesbian or Latino on the bench: a justice who didn’t go to Harvard or Yale. While others speculate on the race and gender of Justice Souter’s replacement, Paul Campos explains that the Supreme Court’s real diversity problem is career path and class. It wasn’t always this way."


This Tornado Loves You

Weezer + 200 local musicians/fans cover “Creep.”

Celebrating museums, a series from More Intelligent Life.

Real world dating advice for teenaged boys.

"I Do Not Hook Up" (Kelly Clarkson), This video is so random, but you can't deny the song is a nearly flawless pop song. Do not resist the pop! I have to say, I'm loving this album, including "Don't Let Me Stop You" and "If I Can't Have You." Perfect summer songs.

The Donut Chef!

"One of the most amazing green roofs in the world is at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. From a distance, you can barely even tell that the 5-story structure is a building, it blends in so well with its environment. A plethora of glass walls allow plenty of natural light to illuminate the interior, and the grassy roof is used as a meeting space for students. The green roof also insulates the building, cools the surrounding air and harvests rainwater for landscape irrigation."

Star Wars as told by a 3 year old.


I like this adorable and affordable ring.

This daily bag from Anthropologie is definitely at the top of my wish list.

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PBS: The Story of India.  I really want to see this.

Alaskan Eskimo Village Votes to Move Upstream to Avoid Climate Change Flooding.

Lulus has some unique and affordable dresses I'm loving.

Sarah Haskins on "Tough Love."

Fashion tips from (8 year old) Arlo.

Loving this chain/leather bracelet.

“The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change, for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.” - Charles Morgan

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