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So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.

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Is this true?

Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”

You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to use their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.

There’s a documentary about this on Netflix called Pink Ribbons, Inc. if anyone’s interested.

After the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure withdrew funding for Planned Parenthood several years ago, I stopped participating in their annual fundraising walks. On a personal level, i feel a bit of guilt because my mother died of breast cancer in 1996 and I work with a colleague who is a survivor. On a corporate level, I have no shame. Besides I hate the color pink.

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“She is at this moment the grande dame of female science fiction writers in the United States.”

Margaret Atwood chooses our 2014 Lifetime Achievement Medalist Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea for the Wall Street Journal’s author-guided book club.

Wow. Imagine reading Le Guin in a book club with Margaret Atwood!

Read the excerpt and then join the discussion here. 

So thrilled that one of my favorite writers is finally being honored by the National Book Foundation. Congratulations, Ursula, and Happy Birthday!

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laughingwiththestars:

socialintroverts:

“Hardly anybody ever writes anything nice about introverts. Extroverts rule. This is rather odd when you realise that about nineteen writers out of twenty are introverts. We have been taught to be ashamed of not being ‘outgoing’. But a writer’s job is ingoing.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin  ~  Born:  October 21, 1929

laughingwiththestars:

socialintroverts:

“Hardly anybody ever writes anything nice about introverts. Extroverts rule. This is rather odd when you realise that about nineteen writers out of twenty are introverts. We have been taught to be ashamed of not being ‘outgoing’. But a writer’s job is ingoing.”

― Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin  ~  Born:  October 21, 1929

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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus

Flowering magic in Madison Square Park.

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My favorite yarn store always has the best windows. Now if only I could learn to knit! Just don’t have the patience or hand-eye coordination.

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imagineabooksf:

Thanks to http://www.vivaquotes.com/ for the image.

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"There is still, I think, not enough recognition by teachers of the fact that the desire to think—which fundamentally is a moral problem—must be induced before the power is developed. Most people, whether men or women, wish above else to be comfortable, and thought is a pre-eminently an uncomfortable process."

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Vera Brittain, Testimony of Youth

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This song always gets me going in the morning. Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers.

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Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday (1953)

Happy Sunday!

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday (1953)

Happy Sunday!

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decordesignreview:

library in London

So warm and cozy, perfect for chilly winter evenings.. Love the red ceiling too.

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