The backdrops I’ve made for our photo booths at our school dances this year! May they rest in peace in the gym closet.
What a Good Week Looks Like
- finishing Harry Potter 3 (in French)
- listening to amazing stories from The MOTH’s community programming
- getting named as AdLo Director for CY Community Service Day
- lovely dinners with friends
- meeting my 1700 hours requirement for graduating from Americorps
- running another successful photobooth at our last student event
- getting an essay published by the Feminist Wire
- taking a half day
- the beginning of a long weekend
…Now all I need is a job.
Despite decades of discussion about the problem in Louisiana, coastal land loss can be an abstract idea for people who don’t live in those areas.
I saw this headline while I was home a few weeks ago, and I couldn’t agree more with this quote. This is why the work that my Dad does in coastal wetland restoration and the oral history project my friend Darcy is running on coastal towns are so important. Coast-line loss is is a perfect example of how environment and culture affect each other, and why it’s so important to keep them both intact.
Recently Read: A Wrinkle in Time
“It seemed to travel with her, to sweep her aloft in the power of song, so that she was moving in glory among the stars, and for a moment she, too, felt that the words Darkness and Light had no meaning, and only this melody was real.”
I had somehow never read this when I was in middle school, and after raiding our giant room of books at school I decided it was time. It’s so good! The sci-fi/fantasy world Madeleine L’Engle created was so beautiful and fantastic, all while including so many puns and plays on words! And I loved reading a book for young people with such a strong leading lady. Please drop everything you’re doing and go read it if you haven’t done so yet.
One of the mixed blessings of being twenty and twenty-one and even twenty-three is the conviction that nothing like this, all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding, has ever happened to anyone before.”
— Joan Didion, “Goodbye to All That”
You Are My Wild is a talented group of 14 photographers who publish a weekly portrait series of how they see their kids.
We talked with Meaghan Curry one of the founding members, and she gave us a little insight into how they started:
“Right after the new year, and in sort of a creative lull, we were brainstorming about starting a project to force ourselves to put down our phone cameras down and pick up our other cameras more regularly…
Ironically, Instagram is the common thread between us. It is where we found other people documenting their children in really loving, beautiful and respectful ways.”
These are are so beautiful!
(“Before Midnight” Trailer)
Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor
Afghanistan’s Kyrgyz nomads survive in one of the most remote, high-altitude, bewitching landscapes on Earth. It’s a heavenly life—and a living hell.
A book of Matthieu Paley’s photographs of the Kyrgyz, “Pamir: Forgotten on the Roof of the World” was published in October by La Martinière in French and Knesebeck in German. He is trying to get it printed in English, too.
[Credit : Matthieu Paley]