July 8, 2014
Anya Groner: The Heart You Save Won’t Be Your Own

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downlo:

This is really good. Read it when you get a chance.

This is a great read. She talks about how she felt like fighting with government agencies to get people the services they deserved was both Sisyphean and soul-crushing. Another salient point:

I’ve heard it argued that non-profits function as a sort of safety valve, releasing just enough steam so that instead of organizing for systemic change, people compete for assistance. For the professional service workers who encounter and, at times, exacerbate social disparity, something happens internally. During my year at Hudson Outreach I grew mean. My friends were struggling through their first years out of college. Some had difficult break ups, some fell in love. I stopped caring. My emotional range contracted, and I vacillated between bitterness and outrage. I obsessed about families I barely knew and reported the horrifying details of welfare cases to my friends. My hatred for Social Services kept me up at night. I skipped parties and avoided phone calls. In the hours after work when I was too drained to socialize, I’d sit in my attic room, listening to music and sewing small squares of fabric into larger squares. That spring, I finished a quilt.”

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July 8, 2014

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July 8, 2014
aseaofquotes:

Sandra Cisneros, “Eleven”

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Sandra Cisneros, “Eleven”

June 29, 2014

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June 29, 2014
"To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world."

— Anthony Burgess (Homage To Qwert Yuiop: Essays)

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June 26, 2014
aseaofquotes:

Langston Hughes, “Advice”

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Langston Hughes, “Advice”

June 26, 2014

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June 26, 2014

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June 23, 2014

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June 20, 2014
memegop:

Stop Calling the Iraq War a ‘Mistake’
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memegop:

Stop Calling the Iraq War a ‘Mistake’

‪#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue‬ ‪#‎PeopleOverPolitics‬ http://ow.ly/ybPQe 

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