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I’ve figured out my life plan.

I’m going to get really, really rich. Like, multimillionaire rich. I don’t know how yet. That part I’ll figure out someday, but once I get there I know exactly what I’m going to do!

I’m going to get an RV and turn it into a bookmobile and take someone who can drive it to be my assistant librarian (preferably the SO but if he can’t drive it I guess we’ll have to get somebody else to).

And I’ll stock it with lots and lots of books - classics in fiction and non, the recent bestsellers, lots of Harry Potter, cookbooks, educational materials, Calvin & Hobbes collections, YA novels, steamy romances, paperback mysteries, obscure books from my English classes, the TIME top 100 of the century, and more as I can think of it.

I’ll drive across the U.S. (and Canada?) giving out books in exchange for anything - a hug, a meal, a penny, anything! - and collect books with a nifty hatch built into the RV as a bookdrop. 

I’ll recommend my favorites, discover new reads, and donate the excess to rural libraries and schools along the way.

And at night we can camp out and have cool stories to tell with the locals, or we’ll snuggle in under the stars. 

It’s going to be so much fun. I can’t wait. 

I’m half kidding about this plan, and half serious, by the way.

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studentphotosociety:

Vertical Panos Beat Wide Lenses
 by Levi Sim for Photofocus

Traditionally, panoramic images are shot horizontally with wide lenses, but Levi Sim argues that you should flip that camera sideways and go vertical. 
Read the article and tell us: what do you think?

studentphotosociety:

Vertical Panos Beat Wide Lenses
 by Levi Sim for Photofocus

Traditionally, panoramic images are shot horizontally with wide lenses, but Levi Sim argues that you should flip that camera sideways and go vertical. 

Read the article and tell us: what do you think?

studentphotosociety:

Have you ever noticed how beautiful can be the Coffee? I was wondering about the basic rules of Nature. Our common sight of the World. I’ve created something that is different than what you’ve seen so far. This is my Coffee Universe.

Coffee Universe | 2014 © Flora Borsi

Click on the link for more beautiful coffee-scapes from artist Flora Borsi. 

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humansofnewyork:

“People waste way too much energy taking things personally. That Facebook post is probably not about you. It was probably an accident that you weren’t tagged in that picture. And the person you’re dating is probably acting sad because that’s how they respond to setbacks at work, not because of anything you did.”

humansofnewyork:

“People waste way too much energy taking things personally. That Facebook post is probably not about you. It was probably an accident that you weren’t tagged in that picture. And the person you’re dating is probably acting sad because that’s how they respond to setbacks at work, not because of anything you did.”

studentphotosociety:

gabherman:

Bermuda, shot for Travel & Leisure. 2014

©gabrielaherman

Beach dreamin’ on a gloomy day. 

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The New Yorker Is Temporarily Making All of Its Archives Free; Here Are 8 Stories You Should Read ↘

Just bookmarking for later.

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My charity:water fundraiser money from last year’s birthday is in Rwanda! Not only is it going to help up the percentage of the population with access to clean water, it’s also helping the local economy :)

Doing good makes me feel warm fuzzies.

Help me raise more money for this awesome charity for my 21st birthday this year!

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dragonturgy:

From the NY Times Sunday Book Review.  By Grant Snider.

dragonturgy:

From the NY Times Sunday Book Review.  By Grant Snider.

oldtimefriend:

"Happiness, not in another place but in this place… not for another hour, but this hour" - Walt Whitman

oldtimefriend:

"Happiness, not in another place but in this place… not for another hour, but this hour" - Walt Whitman

(Source: herkindoftea)

The Portrait of a Lifetime

studentphotosociety:

Helping a friend and veteran leave a legacy

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Bruce Roscoe, CPP, orchestrated a portrait session of his best friend, Joe Rowe, that he’ll remember for ages. As a photographer who served in the Vietnam War, taught workshops all over the United States and has been named as one of the top photographers in Arizona, Roscoe has had his share of photographic experiences. But this was the only shoot that he could give credit to fate for making it happen. “It could only have been divine intervention to have everything work out the way that it did,” Roscoe said. “It was that incredible.”

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My first feature :) A pretty good read, if I do say so myself!

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wandrlust:

Margaret Bourke-White working at the top of the Chrysler Building, New York, New York, 1935.

'morning everybody! What if you had a job like Margaret Bourke-White? Wouldn't it make getting out of bed a lot easier? Sigh…someday!

studentphotosociety:

wandrlust:

Margaret Bourke-White working at the top of the Chrysler Building, New York, New York, 1935.

'morning everybody! What if you had a job like Margaret Bourke-White? Wouldn't it make getting out of bed a lot easier? Sigh…someday!

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed

— Happy birthday Ernest Hemingway, b. on this day in 1899 (via penamerican)

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Energy-Efficient Industrial Loft With French Flair

designed-for-life:

imageimage Combing two styles can be a hit and miss but in this “New York loft living style” home in Portland, Oregon, the blend of raw industrial and the elegance of French chic have blended seamlessly to create a home jam pack full of character and class. On top of looking great it is a net zero-energy loft meaning it generates the energy it consumes — making the world better one beautiful home at a time. image Enjoy the virtual tour!

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starwars:

Iain McCaig’s concept for one of Queen Amidala’s most iconic robes.

starwars:

Iain McCaig’s concept for one of Queen Amidala’s most iconic robes.