soup and tea kind of day. poring over architectural precedents x

hope you are having a good weekend!

🌟february 26 2017🌟

tfw the 6-page reflection is due at midnight & you’ve still got half of the book left! 😩my b my b

🎧 face like thunder - the japanese house 

📸studygram - illeststudy

Lover Man
  • Lover Man
  • Billie Holiday

“My mind was filled with that great song “Lover Man” as Billie Holiday sings it; I had my own concert in the bushes. “Someday we’ll meet, and you’ll dry my tears, and whisper sweet, little things in my ear, hugging and a-kissing, oh what we’ve been missing, Lover Man, oh where can you be…” It’s not the words so much as the great harmonic tune and the way Billie sings it, like a woman stroking her man’s hair in soft lamp-light.” – Jack Kerouac, On The Road.

The Bat Tarot Spread 

A spread to break you of illusion, and to show you the truth of the matter.

1. Who Am I Right Now?

2. What Do I Want to Be?

3. Where Am I Excelling?

4. Where Do I Need Work?

5. In What Ways Am I Fooling Myself?

6. In What Ways Are Others Fooling Me?

7. What Is Barring Me From Success?
A Nervous Wreck’s Disabled Guide to Stepping Up
Navigating dis/ability and anxiety in the call to action
By Madison Mahdia Lynn

A really excellent article for those of us who have mental and/or physical disabilities and are feeling overwhelmed by all the calls to action:

It’s very easy to get overwhelmed. With so many actions, so many organizations that need your support, it’s easy to drown in the sea of I SHOULD/I CAN’T and find yourself shocked into inaction. There’s a lot of people who don’t know what to do. There’s a lot of people who are frustrated with accessibility issues surrounding some more common forms of resistance.

A lot of people are asking: how can I help? I’ve weathered a process to figuring out how I can help build community and fight for justice & I’ve gotten pretty good at it, so I’m going to share that process with you. I’m going to breeze through the list of steps, and then describe how I went through them to get where I am today. Okay, great: here we go.


STEP ZERO: Give yourself a moment to breathe.

STEP ONE: Make a list of what you’re good at.

STEP TWO: Make a list of your limitations.

STEP THREE: Make a list of people and organizations who need support.

STEP FOUR: Make a list of people and organizations you are connected with.

STEP FIVE: Put it all together.

I highly recommend reading the full article on Medium


7.12.16// today a new library day. I explored the HU Zweigbibliothek Campus Nord. Tiny space but somehow cozy, and just half an hour from my place.
Today was so productive. I read about 100 pages from Hannah Arendt “Totalitarism”. IN GERMAN( yes, I’m so proud of me).
I just can’t stop myself, it’s such a good book.
And I had a very good yoga praxis in the morning.
Today was such a good day 🍀


// I’m back with some tips on taking notes from readings! This is a sequel/prequel (whatever floats your boat) to how to take lecture notes. One big tip I have is that you shouldn’t really be using the same study methods for every single class in your undergraduate career. Different subjects/professors/assessments/levels require different methods. The more attuned to that you are, the more likely you’ll get that A


We’ve got a bumper crop of Friday Reads this week!

White House Correspondent Scott Horsley: The nation’s opioid epidemic mushroomed in plain sight before most journalists and political leaders took notice. But with overall drug overdose deaths now killing more Americans than auto accidents, it’s grown impossible to ignore. In Dreamland, Sam Quinones traces the origins of this deadly addiction. He unpacks the irresistible chemistry and economics of the opioid trade in brisk, readable episodes packed with colorful characters, including enterprising pharmaceutical companies, time-strapped doctors and hustling heroin dealers from the Mexican state of Nayarit.

Founding Mother Susan Stamberg: When Broadway Went To Hollywood by Ethan Mordden, a terrific history of how Broadway transformed movies, and movies influenced Broadway.

TV Critic Eric Deggans: The Daily Show (The Book) is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how Jon Stewart turned The Daily Show from a snarky, superficial parody of TV news to an incisive incubator of comedy satirizing  the worst hypocrisies of politics and media (also a really great, unintended explanation for why the show hosted by his successor, Trevor Noah, has so much less impact).

Code Switch Correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates: Am beginning Laurie Halse Anderson’s Ashes, the last book in her much-praised YA Seeds of America trilogy.  The birth of the new country is seen through the eyes of Isabel, a teen runaway slave who is cautiously picking her way through the end of the Revolutionary War and its various factions en route to freedom. But first she has to track down her young sister, Ruth, who was stolen from her.  Isabel is smart as a whip, and determined to meet her goal.  Gotta love a girl whose first words are “Bother, vexation and blast.”

Editor Alison MacAdam: Getting my history on: American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund Morgan. I found it on a list of books recommended by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Boss Lady Ellen Silva:The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State by Graeme Wood. Coming out in January 2017.

Reporter Colin Dwyer:CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders.

Reporter Kat Chow: I’m toggling back and forth between White Rage by Carol Anderson and They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery. I’m looking for some escapist fiction, though, because all that is pretty heavy.

Critic Annalisa Quinn: I just finished Negroland by Margo Jefferson, which completely blew me away. Next up are Ovid’s Heroides for my classics book club.

How about you??

This is life. People will screw you over. You’ll fight with your family. You’ll witness things that will change you forever. You’ll blame new lovers for things old lovers did. You’ll lose best friends you thought would always be there. You’ll come to realize that everyone has a past. You’ll cry, you’ll laugh, you’ll embarrass yourself. But then, you’ll find your very own moment when none of that matters; where you can sit back and realize that crap happens to the people who can handle it and that this is who you are, and that no one should want to change you, including yourself.
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