101 fast recipes for grilling - in my ideal world, I wouldn't cook inside till October or so!

Hear ye, year ye: the new issue of Polis, published in part by my wonderful friend from college Zac, is out and ready to be ordered.

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The Storque, aka the Etsy blog, has a piece on traditional crafts of Alaska's Native people.

Community colleges forced to cut back, right when they are needed most.

A sweet performance by The Tallest Man on Earth.

"Art when really understood is the province of every human being. It is simple a question of doing things, anything, well. It is not an outside, extra thing." - Robert Henri (The Art Spirit, 1923)

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The story of how harsh new immigration laws in Arizona have affected one family.

From Inmate to Lawyer—to Judge? Former Prisoner Might Be Appointed to the Massachusetts Bench.

Image: source. To all my big and true hearted ladies.

Gorgeous and detailed doodles on Post-It Notes...

More on the importance of women asking for raises....do it, ladies! Get what you deserve!

Do law schools have the duty, and the ability, to produce happier and healthier lawyers? I'd like to think so, however, I also recognize that law school is first and foremost a training program, and most of the efforts I've read about to address the health and sanity of law students don't seem effective. That said, I firmly believe that my law school's choice not to have letter grades or class rankings contributed to a less-unhealthy, less-crazy environment than many law schools. Additionally, the focus on practice, as opposed to theory (through the clinics and co-op program), gave everyone the chance to figure out what kind of lawyer they wanted to be (both in terms of ethics and practice area), as well as a break from the self-esteem-crushing coursework of law school....go NUSL!


Interesting short essay about the pro-choice movement - are we too nice?

Married couples who live apart. I'm so intrigued by this idea. I love the idea of having my own space, while still living a life with a partner. Ideally two or three little buildings on the same plot of land... (I can dream!)

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The NYTimes profiles the author of one of my favorite books ("Cloud Atlas"), David Mitchell.

Jeff Tweedy covers "Single Ladies."

Another one of my favorite authors, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Even in my crabbiest and darkest moods, a little Sherlock Holmes hits the spot.

“Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it." - Simone de Beauvoir


A Cooosssby Sweater!

One of my favorite movies ever, High Fidelity, is available for free on Hulu until mid-July! ("What came first - the music or the misery?")

I love both Star Trek and "Tik Tok" so, yeah, I enjoy this.

A step in the right direction. "President Obama will soon allow gay and lesbian employees to qualify for leave to care for the child of a partner."

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I like this collection of photos of school lunches from around the world.

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face; You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Yay Oregon, and yay Oregon coast!

“that aching feeling that we walk around with, that we try to fill with food and sex.. and business, drugs and whatever.. is.. our homesickness.. for ourselves.” source.

Sorry I've been MIA - lots of life changes, as well as spotty wireless! But needless to say, I have been living both parts of this quote - the uncertainty and the dedication....More to come. (Thanks to PC for the pic!)