Don’t want to spam you with links to things I write, BUT the “you’re just jealous” comments from Russian men here are priceless. (Scroll down.)
“Someone you meet here will change your life. Someone you meet here will make you laugh when you need it most. Someone you meet here may even save your life. One of the things I learned here was this – it’s not about how you get knocked down, or even how many times you get knocked down. It’s about how you get back up again.”
— Nancy Gunn, W&M ‘88
Running seems like a great idea until you actually start running
me around small children
If you love sports, or love someone who loves sports, you know this feeling.
“If we construe Mansfield Park as a morality tale, or as a book about Fanny herself, we fundamentally misread Austen’s novel. It’s not called Fanny Price, after all.”
In defense of Fanny Price and Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park at two hundred.
“Fanny Price’s story is less about her individual virtue, or her richer relatives’ lack thereof, but about class, about privilege in its most insidious form—before the term ever cropped up in contemporary social justice discourse. Fanny isn’t moral or upright because she wants to be, but because the role—along with a whole host of so-called middle-class values—is forced upon her. For all we know, she may well wish to be as carefree, as filled with dynamic sprezzatura, as Emma Wodehouse or Elizabeth Bennet, Austen’s more fortunate heroines, but the social dynamic, and the circumstances of her birth, deny her the security necessary for such frivolity. Fanny has too much at stake to be easygoing.”
In 2011, Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas embarked on a quest to locate the last surviving 9/11 search and rescue dogs who had worked so tirelessly ten years earlier. Retrieved is a collection of their portraits, a moving tribute to these heroic dogs and their handlers.