She Wandered Like A Meteor
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theijeoma:

You ask your father how you should say your name

he says, if they cannot say your name then they must try

but you will not soften it, you will not break the magic apart,

you will not be ashamed of it.

|| Ijeoma Umebinyuo.

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D.C., was “like a poet’s dream” and “the Paradise of Bicyclers, whose asphalt pavements are to the bicycler what the folden streets of New Jerusalem are to the angels.”
"How the Bicycle Paved the Way for Women’s Rights," The Atlantic
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Back in his hotel room, he phoned his girlfriend. “I don’t think 9/11 was an inside job,” [he] confessed. For a moment, there was silence. “You’re probably just tired,” she said.
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I can’t stop watching this. One post on Reddit about a mechanical bird in a box and now I can’t stop watching agape at how incredible these clockwork creations of the 18th and 19th centuries were. 

I’d assume that these artisans traveling to present day would be astonished by our technological devices — devices moved by invisible commands and through signals in the air. But I’m equally impressed by these creations, perhaps because they are so visibly created by human hand, with tiny tools. We hadn’t yet gotten to the point of machines creating other machines — and these have a spirit and a function, and a creativity that is undeniably human.

Ok, I’ll stop ranting now. Yes, I’m crazy impressed. No, I’m not going to go glue cogs to my boots. I’m just going to continue to be a bit more amazed at the technological foundations of the world around us. 

And maybe turn some of these into gifs.

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Just. Magic.

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Love.

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dylcar:

Awesome write-up on my game, ALZ, from Josh Lowensohn at The Verge! Made my weekend!

DANG. This is good.

dylcar:

Awesome write-up on my game, ALZ, from Josh Lowensohn at The Verge! Made my weekend!

DANG. This is good.

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Maaan, let’s get back on track.

Maaan, let’s get back on track.

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While coffee shop hopping this past week I’ve discovered something MAGICAL. The London Fog (tea latte). 
Now you might just be thinking, how’s that different from a chai latte? Well, shush. You take delicious bergamot-scented Earl Gray, froth up some soy milk, and add honey. (Optional — a splash of vanilla). 
It is pure nectar. The nectar of the barista coffee shop gods. 
I tracked down a mug of the stuff at Politics and Prose, but I’m hoping to find it all around Washington, DC. Otherwise I will be making it at home every other night.

While coffee shop hopping this past week I’ve discovered something MAGICAL. The London Fog (tea latte). 

Now you might just be thinking, how’s that different from a chai latte? Well, shush. You take delicious bergamot-scented Earl Gray, froth up some soy milk, and add honey. (Optional — a splash of vanilla). 

It is pure nectar. The nectar of the barista coffee shop gods. 

I tracked down a mug of the stuff at Politics and Prose, but I’m hoping to find it all around Washington, DC. Otherwise I will be making it at home every other night.

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chicagodibs:

chicagodibs:

Holiday Dibs

LOTS of snow out there today, Chicago!
If you spot any Dibs out there on the street, take pic and submit it here for the Chicago Dibs Tumblr site.

Ah, classic Chicago.

chicagodibs:

chicagodibs:

Holiday Dibs

LOTS of snow out there today, Chicago!

If you spot any Dibs out there on the street, take pic and submit it here for the Chicago Dibs Tumblr site.

Ah, classic Chicago.