Kadın frengi hastası, 8 çocuğu var.
Bu çocukların üçü sağır, ikisi kör, birisi de zeka engelli. Kadın hamile ve doğan çocuk BEETHOVEN…
Sarhoş baba, hasta anne, yatılı okullarda geçen yalnız bir çocukluk, bitmeyen depresyon ve sara hastalığıyla mücadele eden dahi;
6 çocuktan ilki o, iki erkek kardeşi bebekken ölüyor, üç kızkardeşi nazi zulmünde ölüyor. Babası baskıcı, geçimsiz. O ise hep yalnız; Onun adı KAFKA…
11 yaşında babasını kaybediyor, dedesi sert kişilik.
Onu evden gönderiyor. Yoksul aile, 11 yaşında tersanelerde çıraklığa başlıyor; GORKİ…
Babasından sürekli kemerle dayak yiyen bir çocuk..
Çogu geceler sokakta yatıyor.
Cildi hasta, karaciğerinden muzdarip ;
13 yaşında annesi ölüyor, okula gidemiyor, hayatı boyunca ruhsal hastalığının tekrarlayan ataklarından muzdarip.
Bir kitap kurdu; WIRGINIA WOLF…
Babası borçları yüzünden hapishaneye düşünce çalışarak borçları ödemek, ailesine bakmak zorunda kalan, okula gidemeyen küçük bir çocuk kendini yetiştiriyor;
Ve Umberto ECO ekliyor;
“Mutlu insanın hikayesi olmaz”


I thought maybe it was time to show you my full collection. It’s still small right now, but I love every one of them. I name all of my fountain pens after fictional authors, I’ll be very impressed if someone can tell me what book, series, or tv show every one of these characters is from. I may even send them a prize.

P.S. Feel free to message me if you’re interested in finding out more about any one of these!


In the early 1800s a man named Little Jon lived in this so called earth cabin (swe. ‘backstuga’) located in southern Småland, Sweden. An earthen cabin is built partially buried in the ground, in this case there’s three walls of stone and one wall made of wood. In Sweden earthen cabins was common in the forests from the 1600s until the late 1800s. Link

To help save marine life, a craft beer company developed edible 6-pack rings. Florida’s Saltwater Brewery wanted to help protect the ocean from plastic pollution, so they created the rings from beer byproducts and made them completely safe for both humans and animals to eat. Source


This abandoned, half-built futuristic ‘eco-city’ looks like it’s on a different planet

Masdar City, located in the Arabian desert, was slated to be the world’s most sustainable city. Abu Dhabi officials had plans for it to be a city with zero carbon emissions, zero waste and zero cars.

But construction has been slower than expected and current plans suggest that only half of the city’s power will be renewable. And as of now, only around 300 people live there.

French photographer Etienne Malapert documented the buildings, streets and plazas for Masdar City, in awe of the loneliness he felt walking around the silent streets.

Check out the rest of his photos in our full post.

Sunscreen PSA

(Be aware that this PSA applies to all bodies of water, even man made pools, as the chemicals will still be carried into the ocean.)

It’s well known fact that the ocean is in critical danger from pollution. We are in the middle of a mass extinction event that is being severely advanced by human activity. The ocean drives the Earth’s life and weather. If it fails, we are doomed.

As of today, over 90% of the Great Barrier Reef is dead.




What can we possibly do to help?
Switch to a reef safe sunscreen. Every little thing you do to take the pressure off of reefs will help in their recovery and preservation.

Sunscreen isn’t reef safe? Huh?
The main ingredient in a vast majority of sunscreen brands is something called oxybenzone along with a slew of other chemicals. Oxybenzone and the like is toxic to coral and damaging to fish and crustaceans. Even some “natural” ingredients such as mineral oil are deadly, as it biodegrades very slowly and is harmful to all sea life. It causes the corals to bleach themselves, a process in which the symbiotic algae is ejected from the coral. Coral can sometimes survive a bleaching event but with other pollutants and high heat, they almost never do.

That’s awful! But if it’s in all sunscreen, how can I possibly be safe in the sun and save the reefs?
That’s easy! Start using a “reef safe” sunscreen! These sunscreens contain only zinc or titanium oxide as the active ingredient, a powerful UVB and UVA blocker that is completely reef safe! It’s also great for those with sensitive skin.

Awesome! Where can I find reef safe sunscreen?
You can find reef safe sunscreen in dive shops and most stores that carry sunscreen. Just make sure the only active ingredients are “zinc oxide” or “titanium oxide”. Avoid oxybenzone and mineral oil at all cost! Online shops such as amazon also have dozens of excellent reef safe sunscreens.

Do you have any recommendations?
There are dozens of reef safe brands, so it’s up to you to decide depending on price and scent/unscented. I personally like Stream2Sea, Badger, Biodegradable Reef Safe by Tropical Seas, and Coral Safe.

Is tanning oil okay?
Unfortunately not! Tanning oil causes the same kind of oil damage as an oil spill. In small doses it’s not going to do much but keep in mind that millions if not billions of beach-goers deposit tanning oil into the ocean whenever they swim. It’s best to wash off any tanning oil before entering the ocean to swim. Hit the showers!

Why should I even care that my sunscreen isn’t reef safe?
One earth, one ocean. If the oceans fail, if the biodiversity plummets, if the reefs die, the water turns to toxic sludge, then we are all doomed. We lose a source of food. We lose a source of capital. We lose ways of life. We lose cultures. We will lose the Earth. If the oceans go, humanity will soon follow.

Don’t let the next generation grow up with stories of “….back when the reefs still existed”

Stand with the Standing Rock Sioux and the many other Native and non Native allies who are blocking the Dakota Access Pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Blockadia is the front lines of the climate justice movement. (Note the image is based on an original photograph by Montgomery Brown)


We often have to explain to young people why study is useful. It’s pointless telling them that it’s for the sake of knowledge, if they don’t care about knowledge. Nor is there any point in telling them that an educated person gets through life better than an ignoramus, because they can always point to some genius who, from their standpoint, leads a wretched life. And so the only answer is that the exercise of knowledge creates relationships, continuity, and emotional attachments. It introduces us to parents other than our biological ones. It allows us to live longer, because we don’t just remember our own life but also those of others. It creates an unbroken thread that runs from our adolescence (and sometimes from infancy) to the present day. And all this is very beautiful.
Örneğin, benim yaşımda ölen kör cahil ve kitap okumayan biri yalnızca tek bir hayat yaşamıştır.Oysa ben, Napoleon'un, Caesar'ın, d’Artagnan'ın hayatlarını da yaşadım. Bu nedenle, hem ileride zehir gibi bir bellek oluşturmaları için hem de doymak bilmez ve çok katmerli bir kişilik geliştirmenin bir yolu olarak gençleri hep kitap okumaya teşvik ettim. Böylece ömrünüzün sonuna geldiğinizde sayısız hayatlar yaşamış olursunuz ve bu hiç de yabana atılacak bir ayrıcalık değildir.
—  Umberto Eco