Brian Lord.org (via wonderwoundedhearers)
True story: I used to be on the board of a local, budding nonprofit. We were small, but passionate. Robin Williams and his wife donated $1,000 to our organization in its early years, and it just motivated us so much. The organization is bigger now, and I had to step down (teaching, man), but when he died they posted about his donation so many years ago. We’ll never forget his kindness.
Another species to be added to the ever-growing tick-list:
Africa’s Western Black Rhino has been officially declared EXTINCT. Poaching and lack of conservation have led the subspecies of black rhino to extermination, while the Northern White Rhino is ‘teetering on the brink of extinction’.
Way to go, humanity.
what’s sad is hardly anyone fucking cares or wants to hear about it let alone talk about it
"I finally understood that great works don’t begin as great works. They begin as rough ideas. I realised that creation is a process. I thought if I can understand the first step I can learn the next step. I was fully aware that I had much to learn, but I was confident that I could learn it.
Here’s a rough sketch of my own. This is the sketch that later became the cover for The Bad Beginning”
this book was everything to meeeee
In response to the September 11 tragedies, twenty Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery constructed a sand mandala (sacred painting) at the Sackler in 2002. This seven-foot-square mandala, one of the largest ever created in the West, was offered for the healing and protection of America.
Learn more about this project and Tibetan mandalas.
Friendly reminder to REGISTER TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER.
How about some love for a good police officer?
Officer Gaetano Acerra
Responded to a call where a 13 year old boy didnt want to live in his home anymore. He found out that the family couldnt afford a bed or much else for the teen.
So he bought him one. A big queen sized one.
He also bought him a Tv and someone donated a Wii, so now they play whenever Officer Gaetano Acerra has a chance
He also plans to get him a dresser, mirror, and a hamper. Among other things he needs but cannot afford.
People. They’re not ALWAYS a bunch of bastards.
The corruption needs to go.
This guy can stay.
The Shoe Bakery makes cake and ice cream shaped shoes good enough to eat
It’s a common adage that when something looks amazing, we feel like we could eat it up. But in the case of these shoes, we can’t tell if we’re astounded or hungry. If you love shoes, and cake, we’ve found the ideal footwear for you.
The Shoe Bakery is a shoe store in Orlando, Florida, founded by Chris Campbell, an artist who wanted to combine his love of shoe and sweet treats, and started designing shoes shaped like cakes and ice cream. The Shoe Bakery started life as an Etsy store, but the incredible popularity of his designs has meant The Shoe Bakery has opened up its own independent store.
Each amazing pair of shoes is handmade to order - and are so incredibly realistic that the site includes on its FAQ list a disclaimer that they definitely are not edible. Chris says that “in order to make it look like frosting, we use the same tools that bakers use such as the icing bags and tips.”