The many names of Nelson Mandela
18 July is Nelson Mandela Day, when UNICEF will join millions around the world celebrating his achievements. This year’s day is especially poignant as the great champion for children battles illness.

Watch this video on the many names of Mandela - including Tata, Khulu, and of course, Madiba - and find out what they all mean.

Full story: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/southafrica_69771.html

Have the same fight in you not to give up on your dreams

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We are all wonderwomen we are all wonderhumans

We are all wonderwomen we are all wonderhumans

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Journey Fear And The Destantion

My time every time and there is no time like know.Sometimes I dream so much sometimes I get chills of fear all over my body that it won’t come true that it will remain just a dream.I feel paralyazied sick to my stomache .Isnt dreaming supposed to free u why does it cage me .Then I come to ask myself are my dreams the thing that is caging me or are they my fears.Then I realize life is a journey not a destination there is no where to be no end to life except in death although death I believe is merely the next stage in life.Well I think the only thing I shall do is purse my dreams and enjoy the journey

“Technology is a more powerful social force than the aspiration for freedom…”

—   Ted Kaczynski (via azspot)

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Defenestrations: Why I'm Not a Fan of Block Descriptions


I’ve noticed block descriptions of people, places, and things in narrative prose really chafe me, so I thought perhaps it’d be best to explain why, and further, to explain why I think narrative writing generally is stronger without it.

I am not a lazy reader, and I believe quite strongly that…

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“A genuine politics of the common good has a more sober outlook that recognizes not only that we are the change we’ve been waiting for, but also that we need to change. As fallen and finite humans we must listen to others not like us as we together forge a common life in which the flourishing of each is dependent on the flourishing of all. We can take the time to do so because, as Stanley Hauerwas has forcefully argued, Christians do not have to establish regimes to control the time so as to determine the outcome of history; rather, they can live out of control because the fulfilment of history is already inaugurated in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But this is a future we neither possess nor determine. It comes as a gift of the Holy Spirit and is not an immanent project to be accomplished through human hands. A Christian vision of time as history, as open to redemption and as fulfilled in the eschaton undergirds the possibility of democratic politics as a finite and contingent activity that has limits but also significance beyond the immediate needs and vicissitudes of the moment.”

“A society whose raison d’être is acquiring more stuff can never produce happiness because happiness is not something you can own; it is only something you can enjoy. Ownership only produces neurosis; the only enjoyment we can receive from possessions is in showing them to and sharing them with others, and yet we work slavish hours to buy nice things to put in our homes that we never open to anybody. The only thing we can possess without neurosis is the spirit of Christ because He cannot be spilled or broken since He is eternal (a rough paraphrase of Augustine’s argument in On Happiness).”


Ostuni, Apulia, Italy (by enricovillani)


Ostuni, Apulia, Italy (by enricovillani)