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#TBT - A History of White People

That time Nell Irvin Painter myth-busted the idea of whiteness and Thomas Emerson made white history. 2010.

“Transcendentalism, the American version of German romanticism (a la Kant, Fichte, Goethe, and the Schlegel brothers), flourished in New England, particularly in eastern Massachusetts, from the mid-1830s to the 1840s. 414 altre parole


Quote for the day

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I have loved that quote ever since the first time I saw it.   745 altre parole

Sunday Adventure

Saying goodbye to Mount's Bay - by a Cornish migrant

I have a neat little book called ~” Poems of Cornwall” withdrawn from the County Library Service. The preface is by W.Herbert Thomas and is dated, “Penzance July !892”. 665 altre parole

The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf

Humboldt Bay. The Humboldt current. The Humboldt glacier. The Humboldt Squid (Yes. Really).

For a guy with lots of stuff named after him, poor Alexander von Humboldt has dropped off the map compared to bigwigs like Darwin. 171 altre parole


blue and brown

if essence is contingent then contingency is a form of essentialism …*
oh bullshit?!
it’s always nice to hear that a bullet finds its way, 323 altre parole

Martina Gertrude Siebert

Stream of Consciousness Theatre presents: Minimalism

As usual when Sunday night comes, right about 11pm, I begin thinking (read: panicking) about, “What subject am I going to write about tomorrow?” which usually leads to several several hours of research (read: procrastination rituals) which ranges from chipping away at my night stand book, youtube video essays, and reddit comment threads all in pursuit of the weekly question. 702 altre parole


Ragendes Bensberg...

“Ragendes Bensberg, an Schönheiten reich;
Goethe pries Dich dem Göttersitz gleich.”