Twining

"...The philotic twining of living organisms simply is.
Every philote is connected to something, and through that to something else,
and through that to something else--
living cells and organisms are simply two of the levels where those connections can be made."
"Yes," said Miro.
"That which lives, twines."

HA日KU: reach

more air is better
but there’s still a certain lack
I had missed these trees
and I can still see the stars
the same stars you see
they’re just as bright from down here
but I see them first
and greet the dawn while you sleep
far away from me
I see the same moon you do
these now-cold midnights
we howl at it together
wishing for closeness and warmth

fire and soft kisses
I like to think you hear me
tucked safe into bed
keening out at the dark night
peppered with treetops
and pinpricks of distant light
it is a comfort
to think you are not so far
as all those bright stars

and perhaps one day
my yearning will be enough
to bring me closer
but for now we must subside
on letters and dreams
holding our magnetic hearts

(11/13/13)

jacobvanloon:

First Flowers I-III
by Jacob van Loon
http://jacobvanloon.com

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“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.”

—   Saul Bass (via likeafieldmouse)
playboydreamz:

playboydreamz:

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www.khanacademy.org
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www.coursera.org
“We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.”

http://www.udacity.com/
Learn. Think. Do.
Higher Education for Free

http://www.panaceauniversity.org/
Panacea is a registered non-profit organisation, dedicated to educational study and research. The Panacea University is the world’s first open source online university.

www.alison.com
“ALISON provides a new world of free online learning opportunity”
UNESCO Director General, Dr Irina Bokova
“ALISON opens up the world of knowledge offering new, flexible, and exciting ways to learn”
Dept. of Innovation, Universities & Skills, UK GOVT
“A Creative Model of Open Education for a Global Economy”
New York Times

http://www.w3schools.com/
At w3schools.com you will learn how to make a website. We offer free tutorials in all web development technologies.
Select a tutorial from the menu to the left.

http://www.codecademy.com/learn
Tracks are series of courses grouped to help you master a topic or language. Choose one to start learning!

http://ocw.mit.edu/
MIT OpenCourseWare Free Online Classes

http://academicearth.org/

Educators, need a resource for setting up a course online?
www.moodle.org
Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. To work, it needs to be installed on a web server somewhere, either on one of your own computers or one at a web hosting company.

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Someone has made fake London Underground signs, and whoever did it is a ruddy genius.

jakbowler:

http://imgur.com/a/lUWTG

This.

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God we fuck up teenagers’ heads. We tell them that biological conditions are moral punishments and then we get all shocked when they don’t practice rational risk management of biological conditions. We teach them “sex is super desirable and all the cool kids do it, and it’s hideously shameful and will destroy your life” and we wonder why they act an eensy bit neurotic about it. If you tried to design a system for making sexually active kids confused and unsafe, you couldn’t do much better than the American media and school system.

And for once, the answer is relatively simple. Just talk about sex like it’s a part of life. Some people have sex and some people don’t, because people are different. STIs aren’t bad because they’re Dirty Crotch Rot; they’re bad because they’re contagious illnesses like strep throat or whooping cough, and you can ask a doctor to check for and treat them just like you would with strep throat. Unwanted pregnancy isn’t a scarlet A; it’s a mostly-preventable accident that sometimes occurs when people are going about their normal business of having sex. You can ask the school counselor about a variety of topics, including career planning, problems at home, questions about sex, or conflicts with teachers.

If we could just get the goddamn stick out of our collective ass and accept that sex is a human activity and teenagers are humans, maybe there wouldn’t be quite so many plaintive “I don’t understand my body and I’m confused and scared and I don’t know anyone I can ask in person” messages flying out into the world.

—   The Pervocracy - “Teenage Panic.” (via stay-ocean-minded)

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livesandliesofwizards:

If you look closely, you can see the original rough stone castle: the Entrance Hall, parts of the first two floors, and the main dungeon. The additions - a mess of architectural styles  - the Great Hall, the outer wall, the towers, the owlery, are smoother, brighter, quality rock brought in from far away quarries. You can see the most recent additions, too; the glasswork of the greenhouses, the wooden Quidditch pitch, boat dock and the bridge to Hogsmeade.
Hogwarts is not a pretty castle, not really.
There are portraits on almost every flat wall, filling long galleries in the old wings, where they don’t even speak intelligible English, if they speak at all. Suits of armour stand guard at corners, and statues of long forgotten and longer-dead people find themselves attended only by hiding mischief makers.
Old Filch might spread threats of lost first years in the dungeons, never to be seen again, and prefects might warn of the dangers of exploring the old corridors… But nobody has ever been truly lost at Hogwarts. Not permanently.
The druids of ancient times spoke of wild magics, of the faerie paths and of elf-barrows, the places where Great magics had once taken place generations before and now forgotten but for the lingering distortion of time and space… those places where odd things happen, prayers are answered and changeling children are found. The druids, old men railing at the sun and the seasons, could not have foreseen the wonder of a millennia of blood and magic.
The Castle is not sentient, nor is she sapient, nor, indeed, is she even a she, but one can’t truly say she does not live. Magic, of course, cannot create true life, but a thousand years, ten long centuries of witches and wizards dwelling within the walls, hundreds of layers of warding magic, magical accidents into the hundreds of thousands, mistimed and misfired spells and charms, magical items and mayhem…  A million-million awed whispers, “Hogwarts,”  from tiny children to old men and women reminiscing on the glory days of old… words have power. Magic is power, and Hogwarts is the Greatest magic of them all.
Every student takes something away from their years at Hogwarts, and every student leaves something behind.
(written and submitted by edenkings)


Yes.

livesandliesofwizards:

If you look closely, you can see the original rough stone castle: the Entrance Hall, parts of the first two floors, and the main dungeon. The additions - a mess of architectural styles  - the Great Hall, the outer wall, the towers, the owlery, are smoother, brighter, quality rock brought in from far away quarries. You can see the most recent additions, too; the glasswork of the greenhouses, the wooden Quidditch pitch, boat dock and the bridge to Hogsmeade.

Hogwarts is not a pretty castle, not really.

There are portraits on almost every flat wall, filling long galleries in the old wings, where they don’t even speak intelligible English, if they speak at all. Suits of armour stand guard at corners, and statues of long forgotten and longer-dead people find themselves attended only by hiding mischief makers.

Old Filch might spread threats of lost first years in the dungeons, never to be seen again, and prefects might warn of the dangers of exploring the old corridors… But nobody has ever been truly lost at Hogwarts. Not permanently.

The druids of ancient times spoke of wild magics, of the faerie paths and of elf-barrows, the places where Great magics had once taken place generations before and now forgotten but for the lingering distortion of time and space… those places where odd things happen, prayers are answered and changeling children are found. The druids, old men railing at the sun and the seasons, could not have foreseen the wonder of a millennia of blood and magic.

The Castle is not sentient, nor is she sapient, nor, indeed, is she even a she, but one can’t truly say she does not live. Magic, of course, cannot create true life, but a thousand years, ten long centuries of witches and wizards dwelling within the walls, hundreds of layers of warding magic, magical accidents into the hundreds of thousands, mistimed and misfired spells and charms, magical items and mayhem…  A million-million awed whispers, “Hogwarts,”  from tiny children to old men and women reminiscing on the glory days of old… words have power. Magic is power, and Hogwarts is the Greatest magic of them all.

Every student takes something away from their years at Hogwarts, and every student leaves something behind.

(written and submitted by edenkings)

Yes.

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oliviacirce:

inklesspen:

inexorablyacademic:

sodomymcscurvylegs:

cameralinz:

“Is Draco alive? Is he in the castle?” The whisper was barely audible; her lips were an inch from his ear, her head bent so low that her long hair shielded his face from the onlookers. “Yes,” he breathed back. He felt the hand on his chest contract; her nails pierced him. Then it was withdrawn. She had sat up. “He is dead!” Narcissa Malfoy called to the watchers.

In the end, Voldemort’s fate twice came down to the choice of a woman, a mother.

Rock ‘n roll.

Harry Potter as a series repeatedly tells us never to underestimate a mother’s love. Lilly’s love for Harry nearly killed Voldemort the first time, Narcissa’s love for Draco set him up for his real death, and Voldemort’s greatest general was killed by Molly, a mother who loved all of her children and feared losing any more to the magical war.

Bitches. Get. Stuff. Done.

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Sensory Maps by Kate McLean

whiskandthicket:

Smells mapped in New York! :)