Awesome: Gov. Patrick to nominate first openly gay justice to Mass. high court

"On April 1st, [street artist] Ron English hit up the concrete portion of the Texas-Mexico separation wall. He says he’s the first street artist to do so and there were two border patrol vehicles within 60 feet."

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Being Bilingual May Boost Your Brain Power: "Many believe that learning more than one language from birth confuses children. But researchers say the evidence to the contrary is quite strong: Being bilingual is a form of mental exercise that is beneficial for the brain."

An article from Hampton Sides (the author of the wonderful Hellhound On His Trail, which I'm still reading), on remembering Dr. King with all his (numerous) imperfections.

Science? Geology? The age of the universe? Sounds confusing! Have no fear, the adorable, brilliant, and charismatic Dr. Phoebe Cohen is here to break it down for you! Video: Geologic Time: The Ticking of Our Planet’s 4.6 Billion Year Clock

"And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" - Kurt Vonnegut

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