When I am king, they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings...– - The Prince and the Pauper Happy Birthday Mark Twain! (via nypl)
A friend of mine just lost her best friend, someone she’s loved her entire life, to cancer. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to lose someone who was that much a part of my life. I’m so lucky to have the people in my life, and that I can count on my friends to be around for a while longer.
Give your children words, about themselves, and their body. Naming is powerful....– somaticstrength. Your innocence will not save you: conservative Christianity and childhood sexual abuse. Trigger warning: childhood sexual violence/abuse. (via vulturechow)
A New Yorker, we assume, is someone who … Recently gave away his bed to make...– How to Be a New Yorker, The Village Voice (via sarakatherine) This certainly describes all the New Yorkers at Penguin HQ. (via penguinteen)
Hank, if I was the bass guitarist for a children’s literature rock band, we...– John Green (via runalovegood)
Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical,...– Alan Moore (via teenagewitch)
Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like...– Neil Gaiman (via ethiopienne)
If you’re gonna have pizza with someone else, what do you have to do? You gotta...– NY Times: Teaching Good Sex (via ffolkthepainaway) A metaphor about pizza and sex? Perfect! (via dreadhawkedmuckaround) two of my favorite things ever! (via ethiopienne) Och, love this article.
I believe that as writers and educators, we have a shared responsibility to give...– John Green (via ravenclawdia)
Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.– C.S. Lewis (via shesaloverofchrist)
Making fiction for children, making books for children, isn’t something you do...– http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2011/10/thoughts-on-joining-club-that-would.html (via neil-gaiman)
Sex-negative messages don’t keep people from having sex. They keep people from...– Sex-Negative Education and the Spectre of Rape « Sex Positive Activism (via monkeyknifefight)
I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of...– Jane Austen, Persuasion (via wearediamonds)
I just informed my sister that we’ll be watching a nerdy British television series called Doctor Who together this winter break. Her first response: “Are there accents involved?!” I think we may be related.
There are planets you don’t know And there are moons that you don’t...– Josh Ritter
Let’s re-write all the classic fairy tales so that they teach gender...– Best Friend
When a woman enjoys her sexuality without hurting anyone else, but someone finds...– “Kat,” Slut-Shaming vs. Rape Jokes (via reelaroundthefountain)
But when a saga popular with pre-adolescent girls peaks romantically on a night...– NPR’s Linda Holmes reviews Twilight Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1 (via diandrabird) I love to make fun of this franchise’s ridiculousness, but there are very serious issues with this series. This is a really well done review, you should read it. That said, I’m still really excited to see the...
It smells amazing outside now. I just got very excited for winter.
Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved...– Maurice Sendak (via thatluciegirl) Amazing story. (via shandel) I haven’t found a solid source for this quote yet, but it’s a lovely story. —Sarah (via npr)
Och, I am going to stock up on so many cardigans next semester. Hopefully some with elbow pads.