I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr!
We promise not to screw it up. Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going. We will operate Tumblr independently. David Karp will remain CEO. The product roadmap, their team, their wit and…
Happy Easter GIF
Learnt to make animated gif’s this weekend. Started with a PowerPoint animation, saved as a .wmv then converted to a gif at http://imgflip.com/gifgenerator. Tell your mom!
Nice little video about open text books.
Caffé Nero, Piccadilly, Manchester 28/1/13
Music from http://soundcloud.com/madonkey/jazzypiano
Used slow shutter speed to make distinction between people and vehicles moving quickly and those that were slower or still. Spot the sign change and the chap waiting to meet someone.
Your gifts—whatever you discover them to be—
can be used to bless or curse the world.
The mind’s power,
The strength of the hands,
The reaches of the heart,
The gift of speaking, listening, imagining, seeing, waiting
Any of these can serve to feed the hungry,
Bind up wounds,
Welcome the stranger,
Praise what is sacred,
Do the work of justice
Or offer love.
Any of these can draw down the prison door,
Abandon the poor,
Obscure what is holy,
Comply with injustice
Or withhold love.
You must answer this question:
What will you do with your gifts?
Choose to bless the world.
The choice to bless the world is more than an act of will,
A moving forward into the world
With the Intention to do good.
It is an act of recognition, a confession of surprise, a grateful acknowledgment
That in the midst of a broken world
Unspeakable beauty, grace and mystery abide.
There is an embrace of kindness that encompasses all life, even yours.
And while there is injustice, anesthetization, or evil
A holy disturbance,
A benevolent rage,
A revolutionary love,
Protesting, urging, insisting
That which is sacred will not be defiled.
Those who bless the world live their life as a gesture of thanks
For this beauty
And this rage.
The choice to bless the world can take you into solitude
To search for the sources of power and grace;
Native wisdom, healing, and liberation.
More, the choice will draw you into community,
The endeavor shared,
The heritage passed on,
The companionship of struggle,
The importance of keeping faith,
The life of ritual and praise,
The comfort of human friendship,
The company of earth
The chorus of life welcoming you.
None of us alone can save the world.
Together—that is another possibility waiting.
Brought to my attention by: http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2536241
One Street continues
If I had known, when I was twenty-three
and had married wrong, or again
when I was thirty-five and crushed
by the weight of proving myself,
or forty-eight and nearly dead
from over-work and exhaustion
that one day I would live
on a street where light
paints wet pavement
in circus colors, that
I would be free to walk
in the dark, humming
with gratitude and ease
of well-being, answering
to no one, dazzled and glad
among all these good people
I would have worried less,
I would have gone to sleep smiling,
secure that such a time
of bliss would come.
Great words from a great lady, Kathryn Kendall.