As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being...– Steve Maraboli (via thatkindofwoman)
Student Debt and the Crushing of the American... →
But a real long-term solution requires rethinking how we finance higher education. Australia has designed a system of publicly provided income-contingent loans that all students must take out. Repayments vary according to individual income after graduation. This aligns the incentives of the providers of education and the receivers. Both have an incentive to see that students do well. It means...
Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.– Hafiz (via thatkindofwoman)
You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.– Cormac McCarthy, The Road (via a-zzuro)
apoetreflects: “It’s a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind.” —Naguib Mahfouz, from Sugar Street: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 3 (Anchor, 2011)
It’s about misunderstandings between people and places, being disconnected and...– Sofia Coppola on Lost in Translation (2003)
The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who...– Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (via zeitvox)
Dealing with the loss of a loves one is so damn difficult when not believing in a higher power. There is no comfort.
Well, let it pass, he thought; April is over, April is over. There are all kinds...– F. Scott Fitzgerald, Magnetism (via loveage-moondream)
I envy the inner peace of those who believe in the existence of an afterlife on...– (via compendiumforthemoderngentleman)
You can not die of grief, though it feels as if you can. A heart does not...– Laurell K. Hamilton (via herestoalltheprettywords)
Yet, you cannot force truth upon the deceived. If a deluded soul is fortunate...– Tyranny of Deception (via azspot)
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong have governed my life: the...– ― Bertrand Russell
Darlings, sometimes love will come to you like a fire to a forest. When it...– Clementine von Radics, “To Girls Like Me, With Hearts Like Kindling” (via larmoyante)
Said goodbye to the only dad I’ve ever known today. Songs are written about grandfathers of this calliber. I will miss him all my life.
I crave space. It charges my batteries. It helps me breathe. Being around people...– Katie Kacvinsky (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Dreadful, selfish crime →
My Pop's in the hospital..
He was an original founding member of the The Texas Tornadoes, and has raised more hell, and done more good, than any man I know to date.
Husband’s inside chopping up vegetables & cleaning the kitchen. I’m outside hung over with a cigarette & phone. HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY!
Things I Do Not Understand And Definitely Am Not...
thingsidontunderstandand: When you go to therapy on the wrong day, accidentally, and you sit, still, in the doctor’s waiting room, and you say nothing, and no one says anything, and it is actually really great therapy.
He awoke each morning with the desire to do right, to be a good and meaningful...– Jonathan Safran Soer (via rarararambles)
my lil girl & neighbor kid →
When I looked at you, my life made sense. Even the bad things made sense. They...– Jonathan Safran Foer (via thatquote) Layla
Things were happening around us, but nothing was happening between us.– Jonathan Safran Foer (via rarararambles) Si.
Been married 1 year & 6 or 7 days
Shit is not easy, especially when you are married to me. Kids, be sure, that you’re sure, then be sure of that too. Finding someone patient tends to help too.
Won 50 bucks on a scratch off from Christmas, then immediately lost my cell phone. Not sure this is Winning.
I knew this convo would eventually take place. I knew we would disagree, but I like a good battle, so that’s okay. We’ve agreed to disagree on religion and how we will raise our daughter. We will give her the opportunity to attend church with Daddy, while explaining that her Mom is unsure if there is a God, an afterlife, or if anything at all exists. Not sure which road she will take, leaving it...
Needing someone to write a how-to parenting book on raising agnostic children.