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July 20, 2014 at 10:01pm
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The sense of wonder is a cruel temptress. It may lift people up spiritually but as their souls glide in the air, their underwear is exposed for everyone to see.

— The Liquid Horizon, Beach Stories

July 15, 2014 at 4:54pm
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The Content of This Book Is Non-negotiable :) →

atlasofprejudice:

Let’s just remind everybody that this book is ABOUT prejudiced people, not FOR prejudiced people. You know, I get giggly when I see some of us describing Israel as the “only respecter of human rights” in the Middle East. I get even more giggly when those same people threaten not to buy my book…

July 12, 2014 at 3:54pm
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atlasofprejudice:

The World According to Israel 2012 from the English edition of the Atlas of Prejudice book by Yanko Tsvetkov, presenting the Mapping Stereotypes project.

atlasofprejudice:

The World According to Israel 2012 from the English edition of the Atlas of Prejudice book by Yanko Tsvetkov, presenting the Mapping Stereotypes project.

July 6, 2014 at 7:39pm
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Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be – like the reality of yesterday – an illusion tomorrow.

— Luigi Pirandello (via itsquoted)

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July 4, 2014 at 12:32am
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July 3, 2014 at 2:28am
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A surprising number of people retain from childhood the idea that there is a fixed amount of wealth in the world. There is, in any normal family, a fixed amount of money at any moment. But that’s not the same thing. When wealth is talked about in this context, it is often described as a pie. “You can’t make the pie larger,” say politicians…

What leads people astray here is the abstraction of money. Money is not wealth. It’s just something we use to move wealth around. So although there may be, in certain specific moments (like your family, this month) a fixed amount of money available to trade with other people for things you want, there is not a fixed amount of wealth in the world. You can make more wealth. Wealth has been getting created and destroyed (but on balance, created) for all of human history.

— Y-Combinator founder Paul Graham on money vs. wealth and how the pie fallacy limits our lives (via explore-blog)

July 2, 2014 at 1:16pm
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Years ago…

Years ago…

July 1, 2014 at 10:37pm
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The 40-hour workweek is mostly a thing of the past…

Taking some time off actually improves a worker’s productivity at work. A study from Ernst & Young found that every ten hours of vacation time taken by an employee boosted her year-end performance rating by 8 percent and lowered turnover. Former NASA scientists found that people who take vacations experience an 82 percent increase in job performance upon their return, with longer vacations making more of an impact than short ones.

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You’re working too hard.

Why not avoid work altogether, or at least live knowing that presence is more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity?

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June 30, 2014 at 2:16pm
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Color Harmony

Color Harmony

June 28, 2014 at 3:39pm
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Morning flex

Morning flex

June 25, 2014 at 4:34pm
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ratak-monodosico:

TURKEY From Kitab-ı bahriye (Book of Navigation) by Piri Reis, Turkey, 

late 11th century AH / 17th CE early 12th century AH / 18th CE

Digitized book available here: thedigitalwalters.org

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4:32pm
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ratak-monodosico:

A map of Africa by Sebastian Munster circa 1554. 
Among the oddities of this map;
Modern day Somalia is labeled as “The Kingdom of Ceylon” (Sri Lanka).
A part of Libya is in West Africa.
Ethiopia is located in Central Africa.
There is a dense forest shown in the Sahara Desert.
The fabled city of Hamarich, capital city of the Kingdom of Prester John is located in Sudan or Darfur.  According to Christian European legend, Prester John was the king or emperor of a mighty Christian realm located either in Africa or Asia.  The belief in Prester John’s kingdom persisted up to the 17th century, when it was proven to have never existed.  
A cyclops is clearly shown sitting on the border between modern day Nigeria and Cameroon.  Appearently Europeans believed a tribe of one eyed people called the “Moniculi” live there.

ratak-monodosico:

A map of Africa by Sebastian Munster circa 1554. 

Among the oddities of this map;

  • Modern day Somalia is labeled as “The Kingdom of Ceylon” (Sri Lanka).
  • A part of Libya is in West Africa.
  • Ethiopia is located in Central Africa.
  • There is a dense forest shown in the Sahara Desert.
  • The fabled city of Hamarich, capital city of the Kingdom of Prester John is located in Sudan or Darfur.  According to Christian European legend, Prester John was the king or emperor of a mighty Christian realm located either in Africa or Asia.  The belief in Prester John’s kingdom persisted up to the 17th century, when it was proven to have never existed.  
  • A cyclops is clearly shown sitting on the border between modern day Nigeria and Cameroon.  Appearently Europeans believed a tribe of one eyed people called the “Moniculi” live there.

(Source: libweb5.princeton.edu)

June 24, 2014 at 1:31pm
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Title card from my Mythos deck. #card #play #design #illustration #alphadesigner #deck #baraja

Title card from my Mythos deck. #card #play #design #illustration #alphadesigner #deck #baraja

June 23, 2014 at 5:29pm
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Syncopated wall #Valencia #cabanyal #cabanyal #wall #tile #ceramic #brick #paint #architecture #design

Syncopated wall #Valencia #cabanyal #cabanyal #wall #tile #ceramic #brick #paint #architecture #design

12:30am
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