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|Archived Since:||July 13, 2011|
"Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind."
How a Frenchman, an Englishman, a French bulldog named Henri, and an English bulldog named Henry overcame their differences to conquer the skies.
The untold story of the trailblazing women scientists and patrons who catalogued the stars and helped prove that the universe is expanding.
"If we are to live in harmony with ourselves and with nature, we need to be able to communicate freely in a creative movement in which no one permanently holds to or otherwise defends his own ideas."
The unlikely pen that furnished a revolutionary talent for words that move and mobilize mind, body, and spirit.
"When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something... but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, then is when we join the fashionable madmen."
"The eye that directs a needle in the delicate meshes of embroidery will equally well bisect a star with the spider web of the micrometer."
“The object we call a book is not the real book, but its potential, like a musical score or seed,” Rebecca Solnit wrote in her beautiful meditation on why we read and write. And yet while the seed may be fertilized by the reader’s imagination,...Show More Summary
A dreamlike meditation on our elemental companion.
"There are no grounds for fear of the unknown: for often the things we most dreaded, before we experienced them, turn out to be better than those we desired."
"If the history of medical genetics teaches us one lesson, it is to be wary of precisely such slips between biology and culture... Genes cannot tell us how to categorize or comprehend human diversity; environments can, cultures can, geographies can, histories can."
"I could fall for lamp-light..."
"An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at the stars in the night sky."
"Diversity fills the city with cartographic potential... New York belongs to everyone, and maps prove it."
"The climb is personal, a truly human endeavor, and the real expedition pixelates into individuals, not Platonic forms."
"Photographs economize the truth; they are always moments more or less illusorily abducted from time’s continuum."
"The tempter always works on some real weakness in our own system of values: offers food to some need which we have starved."
"Radical hope anticipates a good for which those who have the hope as yet lack the appropriate concepts with which to understand it."
A radiant reminder that we transcend our darkness only by choosing to turn toward the light.
"Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."