Instead of robust public education, we have Mr. Zuckerberg’s “rescue” of Newark’s schools. Instead of a vibrant literary culture, we have Oprah’s book club. Instead of investments in public health, we have the Gates Foundation. Celebrities either buy institutions, or “disrupt” them.
Atlantic City - c. 1930 - Part of my personal collection.
In less than 24 hours, the Sun has unleashed a trio of X-Class solar flares. They are the first, second and third X-class eruptions of 2013, making them the most powerful of the year by a substantial margin. What’s more, each burst has been more violent than the last. So uhh… what the hell is going on here?
You’ve gotta keep control of your time, and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let people set your agenda in life.
Warren Buffet (via devilduck)
This is a lesson I have got to learn, especially where my students are concerned.