Molly Gamble

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And didn’t it a…

And didn’t it always go like that — body parts not quite lining up the way you wanted them to, all of it a little bit off, as if the world itself were an animated sequence of longing and envy and self-hatred and grandiosity and failure and success, a strange and endless cartoon loop that you couldn’t stop watching, because, despite all you knew by now, it was still so interesting.

— The Interestings. First summer ’14 read, and a good one. 

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Jill Abramson

“Listing Abramson’s management missteps last year, Politico reported that “she would regularly question top editors about why the Times did not have certain stories.” Gee. Isn’t that … her job?

Abramson’s experience suggests that, for many women, theconfidence gap is not that they have less faith in their abilities than men. It’s that (unlike men) they’re expected to downplay their confidence in order to seem nonthreatening and likable — or face professional consequences.”

“Jill Abramson Will Never Know Why She Got Fired” via NY Mag

Happy Derby Day

The greatest two minutes in sports, indeed.

Different types of “strong”

“It’s no longer just ‘I want to make something that’ll blow people’s minds,’ but more: I want to make something beautiful, safe and scary in all the right ways, loving and there for people. It’s not just about killing it 24/7 and Coming For Yr Job and being, like, empowering and kick-ass, or about wanting people to find that they are strong in simply a Robyn/CEO way, but letting people be strong human beings who can fully know and love themselves enough to extend that feeling to the world and populate our earth with good friendships, meaningful art, and stuff to make us all laugh.”

Tavi. Preach. 

Ok? Ok.

First, I’ll ask if you’ve seen the movie. Then, I’ll ask what you think he whispered. This routine will never grow tiresome.

I knew a man in college who grew up in the inner city of Chicago & what he was doing in Iowa I never did figure out. But whenever he would see a jet trailing across the sky, he would stop everything he was doing & he would watch. Once, after a jet was gone & there was nothing left but the white line disappearing like a scar into the blue, he turned to me & said, An airplane is a miracle & I didn’t give it much thought, but now & then, when I am ready to give up hope for human beings in general, & for one or two of them who are bugging me specifically, I will look to the sky & there will be one of those miracles & I will remember it’s all about concentrating on the right thing. [Brian Andreas.]

This week

“Spend your days in wonder; spend your days in love with your weird town and your weird self. Spend your days listening to songs that make you feel kind.”

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If you haven’t taken a Vitamin D supplement lately, just read these instead.

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From Eden

Gotta love a song with a healthy dose of babe & honey’s.

Enough ways

…the things you love don’t owe you anything – not success, not plaudits, not a decent night’s sleep, nothing. You give them your effort and devotion because they deserve it, because their presence turns a light on in your dim little life and there will never be enough ways to say thank you. 

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