This just really made my day! I can’t help but share it everywhere.

There’s been so many moments of doubt along the way with this project, little wins like this make all the difference

smartgirlsattheparty:

bobbycaputo:

Here’s Why We Need to Protect Public Libraries

We live in a “diverse and often fractious country,” writes Robert Dawson, but there are some things that unite us—among them, our love of libraries. “A locally governed and tax-supported system that dispenses knowledge and information for everyone throughout the country at no cost to its patrons is an astonishing thing,” the photographer writes in the introduction to his book, The Public Library: A Photographic Essay. “It is a shared commons of our ambitions, our dreams, our memories, our culture, and ourselves.”

But what do these places look like? Over the course of 18 years, Dawson found out. Inspired by “the long history of photographic survey projects,” he traveled thousands of miles and photographed hundreds of public libraries in nearly all 50 states. Looking at the photos, the conclusion is unavoidable: American libraries are as diverse as Americans. They’re large and small, old and new, urban and rural, and in poor and wealthy communities. Architecturally, they represent a range of styles, from the grand main branch of the New York Public Library to the humble trailer that serves as a library in Death Valley National Park, the hottest place on Earth. “Because they’re all locally funded, libraries reflect the communities they’re in,” Dawson said in an interview. “The diversity reflects who we are as a people.”

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We love libraries!! 

Public libraries!

New Teacher Celebrates First Day Of Work By Showing Up Drunk and Naked            

allefory:

I hope justasmirk never follows this lady’s example.

This is sad, and reminds me of how much trouble I had coming to terms/accepting the concept of rock bottom. I couldn’t understand why it takes your whole world going to shit or dying before quiting drinking. I guess that I still don’t get it, but accept it as some kind of sad truth.

When my wife’s drinking was out of control, (and in the beginning I was drinking pretty heavily too), I was so afraid of rock bottom. I felt that we had so much to lose and I always feared that something horrible like this would happen to her or us.

I hope that this lady is able to get some help, but I fear that getting ridiculed online and in the media will probably just drive her to drink even more trying to deal with the shame and pain.

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