blogthoven:

George Edward Ives (3 August 1845 - 4 November 1894) 
One thing I am certain of is that, if I have done anything good in music, it was, first, because of my father, and second, because of my wife.
— Charles Ives

blogthoven:

George Edward Ives (3 August 1845 - 4 November 1894) 

One thing I am certain of is that, if I have done anything good in music, it was, first, because of my father, and second, because of my wife.

— Charles Ives

mathani:

The puzzle consists of four hinged pieces which can be folded one way to a square and the other way to an equilateral triangle. Master puzzler Henry Dudeney demonstrated a wooden model before the London Royal Society in 1905.

mathani:

The puzzle consists of four hinged pieces which can be folded one way to a square and the other way to an equilateral triangle. Master puzzler Henry Dudeney demonstrated a wooden model before the London Royal Society in 1905.

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and there goes the one constant in my life, the one thing that has always been there for me, and I am now officially vulnerable and alone on all fronts.

previouslylovedplaces:

Fallsburg school house by ms scruffy on Flickr.

tierradentro:

acgiacoma:

We need to talk about Shostakovich more

String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, op. 110: II. Allegro Molto.

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handsomedogs:

Homeless / / o l i v i e r s p a c e

handsomedogs:

Homeless / / o l i v i e r s p a c e

I enjoy controlled loneliness. I like wandering around the city alone. I’m not afraid of coming back to an empty flat and lying down in an empty bed. I’m afraid of having no one to miss, of having no one to love.

Kuba Wojewodzki, Polish journalist and comedian (via burningtulle)

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shortylego:

cranialdetritus:

manamana6672:

missespeon:

outofcontextarthur:

can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal

Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode? 

It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.

Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.

Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.

Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.

Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.

The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.

The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.

#Arthur was my childhood jam and really stuff like this is one of the reasons why

There are only a few episodes that I distinctly remember and this one tops the list. My father is a chef and used to do a lot of catering (like Arthur’s dad) at around the age I would watch this. I was actually worried when I saw his dad in the kitchen fire.

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savethewildpinatas:

He looks so polite, like he just wants to stop by and see if you have anything for him.

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And the world loses its brief meaning.

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