1. The Feynman Lectures on Physics →

    The principle of science, the definition, almost, is the following: The test of all knowledge is experiment. Experiment is the sole judge of scientific “truth.” But what is the source of knowledge? Where do the laws that are to be tested come from? Experiment, itself, helps to produce these laws, in the sense that it gives us hints. But also needed is imagination to create from these hints the great generalizations—to guess at the wonderful, simple, but very strange patterns beneath them all, and then to experiment to check again whether we have made the right guess.

    (…)

    We must, incidentally, make it clear from the beginning that if a thing is not a science, it is not necessarily bad. For example, love is not a science. So, if something is said not to be a science, it does not mean that there is something wrong with it; it just means that it is not a science.

  2. Getting better at taking these … You might even be able to see my face in the next iteration.

Still trying to dress French :) need to learn better how to accessorize - I dislike so much jewelry that I only own like two items … Maybe should hoard up for something v nice.

    Getting better at taking these … You might even be able to see my face in the next iteration.

    Still trying to dress French :) need to learn better how to accessorize - I dislike so much jewelry that I only own like two items … Maybe should hoard up for something v nice.

  3. So I finally got a new job! Yay! Less yay: the commute is 1.5 hours door-to-door and I start at 8 am. Luckily I take the bus, which leaves me with about 2 hours of bus time to write per weekday (and that is about all the time I have … Too many chores at home to really write after.) So any tips on how to seriously rapidly get into a writing headspace would be amazing …

  4. uggly:

    The Blue Kraken 

  5. (Source: scandal-maniac)

  6. disasterpresident:

androphilia:

Two border guards, one Pakistani and the other Chinese, at Khunjerab Pass. (via Imgur)

Someone write me this forbidden romance novel.

    disasterpresident:

    androphilia:

    Two border guards, one Pakistani and the other Chinese, at Khunjerab Pass. (via Imgur)

    Someone write me this forbidden romance novel.

  7. twogirlstwosweaters:

    I know this isn’t the direction we were going in, but isn’t this shrug sweet and refreshing?

    Maeve by Carrie Bostick Hoge.

    Pros: Unique, easy to pair with dresses, fills a different need in the wardrobe, really pretty sleeve details.

    Cons: Do we want to own this?

    I’m getting an excited feeling about this one.  

  8. Okay, I need a few more items in my wardrobe … this is what I wear 2-3 times a week, just accessorized differently. I meant to wear heels but … didn’t.
(and yeah that is a work bathroom picture, I don’t have a full length mirror at home XD)

    Okay, I need a few more items in my wardrobe … this is what I wear 2-3 times a week, just accessorized differently. I meant to wear heels but … didn’t.

    (and yeah that is a work bathroom picture, I don’t have a full length mirror at home XD)

  9. The difference between ambiguity and confusion can be puzzling to beginning writers. Ambiguity is the controlled and deliberate presentation of a limited number of possible interpretations. … Confusion, on the other hand, is the lack of control that results when you omit or leave blurry certain information that your readers need to know.

    — Jerome Stern, Making Shapely Fiction (via the-right-writing)

  10. New go-to lunch, inspired by (and I wince to write this) a luncheon-sur-les-herbes or whatever the Parisienne called it, on the outskirts of Chartres.

Store bought salad mix. Add canned corn and other veggies as desired. One can tuna. A squeeze of Italian dressing. In today’s case, top with unexpected free arugula.

And in case it wasn’t obvious … I caved and got the tumblr app for my phone. XD

    New go-to lunch, inspired by (and I wince to write this) a luncheon-sur-les-herbes or whatever the Parisienne called it, on the outskirts of Chartres.

    Store bought salad mix. Add canned corn and other veggies as desired. One can tuna. A squeeze of Italian dressing. In today’s case, top with unexpected free arugula.

    And in case it wasn’t obvious … I caved and got the tumblr app for my phone. XD