"I’ve got a whole stack of books in my cart. Most of them are advance copies. I know a place where they get thrown out."
“How many books have you read?”
“So why are you homeless?”
“I’ve tried to work a job a bunch of times. But then I get sad, and then I get high, and things fall apart.”
You raised him well, Regina.
Friendly reminder this was most likely the first time someone ever told Regina she was a good mother and that she raised Henry well.
This part was so good
The Scenery of “Spirited Away”
A series of screencaps of the world of the spirits.
A farmer buring the hoof of a horse before shoeing it in Scotland, May 1921.Photograph by William Reid, National Geographic
from a post on photosensibility.com
this is a much needed discourse in a school like mine. also what i dislike about anthropological writing.
Background of the author of stayingfortea.org, Aaron Ausland:
In 1997, my late wife Krista and I sold or gave away most of what few possessions we had, said good-bye to our families and friends and moved to rural Bolivia to serve a three-year term of volunteer service with the Mennonite Central Committee. I began making mistakes almost immediately. Of course there were the usual linguistic faux pas and cultural gaffes that contribute today to my repertoire of comical stories to tell at gatherings. But, there were other more serious mistakes as well. I arrived with an overblown sense of my own nobility and preparedness. I also deeply underestimated the cultural baggage I unwittingly carried everywhere with me. I arrived more naïvely under-equipped for the responsibilities given me than I like to remember.
and from here: http://www.kristafoundation.org/index.cfm/page/E00DABA6-3048-7C56-5F0A1486AB4EB595
“The need to have fun, take pictures and bring home amazing stories from an exotic place defined the agenda more than the values, resources and contextual reality of those being served, to which little interest was shown.”