Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Lord Alfred Tennyson, from “Ulysses” (via observando)

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When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it.

Mark Twain
”OLE’S BIG GAME LOUNGE…Paxton, NebraskaOle’s Big Game Lounge is among the world’s finest displays of big game trophies, personally bagged by Ole Herstedt. Trophies are from United States, Africa, South America, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Yukon, India, Samola, Siberia and Br. Honduras.”
The place still exists as Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse and Lounge.

OLE’S BIG GAME LOUNGE…Paxton, Nebraska
Ole’s Big Game Lounge is among the world’s finest displays of big game trophies, personally bagged by Ole Herstedt. Trophies are from United States, Africa, South America, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Yukon, India, Samola, Siberia and Br. Honduras.”

The place still exists as Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse and Lounge.

Reblogged from bad-postcards

Life is wonderfully, horribly complicated. Social media, on the other hand, works in binary code in more than one sense. Outrage, disgust and indignation are short, curt emotions; they are much simpler and shorter to express than empathy, understanding and compassion. They also get more “likes” or “RTs”. This all conspires to create an online community quick to anger and reluctant to change its mind when it turns out that anger was misdirected.

Alex Andreou

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/01/parents-foxtons-child-cleaner-corporations-poor-families

Today the Department of Phenomenally Fancy Antennae found its new mascot: this amazing little male beetle from the family Phengodidae, also known as glowworm beetles. Their larvae are known as glowworms. Male glowworm beetles use their fancy-schmancy, feather-like antennae to detect and follow pheromones produced by female beetles.
This extravagant creature was found and photographed by Project Noah contributor LuisaMarinaLópezArias in Manizales, Caldas, Colombia.
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Today the Department of Phenomenally Fancy Antennae found its new mascot: this amazing little male beetle from the family Phengodidae, also known as glowworm beetles. Their larvae are known as glowworms. Male glowworm beetles use their fancy-schmancy, feather-like antennae to detect and follow pheromones produced by female beetles.

This extravagant creature was found and photographed by Project Noah contributor LuisaMarinaLópezArias in Manizales, Caldas, Colombia.

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Rational thoughts lead only to rational thoughts, whereas irrational thoughts lead to new experiences.

Alan Lightman
1924 ad for a shrink in San Francisco.
Note the pitch that after striking out with your minister, lawyer, medical doctor or nodding a thoughtless head (apathy?), it’s time for Psycho-Analysis.
San Francisco Blue Book, 1924.

1924 ad for a shrink in San Francisco.

Note the pitch that after striking out with your minister, lawyer, medical doctor or nodding a thoughtless head (apathy?), it’s time for Psycho-Analysis.

San Francisco Blue Book, 1924.

Reblogged from questionableadvice

There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.

Susan Cain