"All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost."
Sitting in bed before midnight (!!!) re-reading A Room of One’s Own for class. Woolf is a mastermind!
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Devo studiare per il esame nell’Italiano 2 che è domani ma io non voglio studiare perché sono stanca.
Today we studied Gauguin and Monet in my Virginia Woolf seminar, and talked about the relationship between Impressionism and literature. It was one of the best lectures I’ve gotten to sit in on at Berkeley so far.
Today the SF Bay Guardian, one of the best arts publications in the city closed down.
New York Times journalist James Risen could face prison for refusing to reveal his source for a story about a botched CIA operation intended to sabotage Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
“You cannot conduct aggressive investigative reporting without confidential sources. Whistleblowers have to reveal things that can threaten their career or their livelihood because everything is secret and classified [and] in order to talk about almost anything important in national security or the war on terror, people have to take risks in order to tell the truth about what’s going on.
We as reporters have to be willing to provide confidentiality in order to receive that information and report on that information and tell the American people what’s really happening. If we don’t have the ability to maintain confidential sources and protect our sources, then people won’t be willing to talk to us and we won’t be able to find out what the government is doing.”
Photo Caption: A 4000-page petition with 100,000 signatories who support New York Times reporter James Risen sits on a step ladder before being delivered to the U.S. Justice Department August 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(via npr)NPR Fresh Air
Missing this morning so much. When Keyian and Lizzy and I meditated after omelets, and Keyian explained to me that you can never see all of New York City no matter how long you live there because it’s so dense and beautiful and ever-changing. I don’t know why but this morning everything was so clear and hopeful.
I didn’t want to kiss you goodbye — that was the trouble — I wanted to kiss you good night — and there’s a lot of difference.Ernest Hemingway (via introspectivepoet)Introspective Poet
36 Hours in Berkeley. This city is so grimy and crazy and beautiful and history-filled and wonderful. Wonderful is overused in the wrong context usually but really, Berkeley is wonderful. It’s full of wonder. I find something new and inspiring everyday. It’s nice to see that the country’s top publication finds Berks great too.
Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure.Baruch Spinoza (via elige)not shaking the grass
All Life is an Experiment
That’s the spirit