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I love to rise with the sun and watch it set over the horizon. I love the beauty of the mountains, rivers, and the wilderness. I'm constantly searching for the next adventure and living passionately with every ounce of life within me. I hope to live a simple life that is full of meaning, surrounded by good friends, and endless rows of books. I'm a dreamer awake and asleep....This world is full of craziness and I love it.


“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” 
― Frida Kahlo

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.”

Frida Kahlo

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One year ago, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas revealed to the world that he was an undocumented immigrant — building his entire career, which included time at The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, on a lie. Vargas looks back at the past year in an interview with BuzzFeed, where he considers the weirdness of becoming an activist, his friends lost (many in the news industry), and his friends gained (Mark Zuckerberg, Aaron Sorkin). Great piece.

From the archives—a great piece on Jose Antonio Vargas for some backstory.

shortformblog:

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One year ago, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas revealed to the world that he was an undocumented immigrant — building his entire career, which included time at The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, on a lie. Vargas looks back at the past year in an interview with BuzzFeed, where he considers the weirdness of becoming an activist, his friends lost (many in the news industry), and his friends gained (Mark Zuckerberg, Aaron Sorkin). Great piece.

From the archives—a great piece on Jose Antonio Vargas for some backstory.

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J.K. Rowling’s Newest Story Caters to a Harry Potter Audience That’s All Grown Up by Alison Herman

No shade to The Hunger Games or John Green, but no YA phenomenon is ever likely to recapture the sheer scope of the mid-aughts Harry Potter craze. With seven core books, multiple spin-offs, eight movies, an amusement park, and at least one more film written by J.K. Rowling herself, the Potter franchise is almost as impressive for its longevity as for its initial popularity. Part of theHarry Potterbooks’ long shelf life is thanks to Rowling’s impressive willingness to keep fans supplied with new information via the gradual rollout of fan sitePottermore. The updates are mostly tidbits of wizard history in the form of world-building details or character bios, but today Pottermore unveiled the mother lode: a 1,500-word update on Harry’s life, in the form of a delightfully passive-aggressive dispatch from gossip reporter and occasional beetle Rita Skeeter. 
To view the story in full requires a Pottermore log-in, and even then, access isn’t guaranteed — the site predictably crashed almost instantly. The Internet always takes care of its own, however, so hats off toTumblr user accioslothspleasefor posting screenshots. Anyway, on to the close reading!
In a nod to a certain sporting event the rest of the world is still paying attention to, Skeeter’s column comes to us from the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. As obsessives already know, Harry Potter is set to turn 34 at the end of the month, putting us a few years shy of the only other insight Rowling’s given into the future of her protagonist: the 19-years-later epilogue to the original series, in which Harry (and his convincingly aged on-screen avatar) sends his son Albus Severus off to Hogwarts from Platform 9 3/4.

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J.K. Rowling’s Newest Story Caters to a Harry Potter Audience That’s All Grown Up by Alison Herman

No shade to The Hunger Games or John Green, but no YA phenomenon is ever likely to recapture the sheer scope of the mid-aughts Harry Potter craze. With seven core books, multiple spin-offs, eight movies, an amusement park, and at least one more film written by J.K. Rowling herself, the Potter franchise is almost as impressive for its longevity as for its initial popularity. Part of theHarry Potterbooks’ long shelf life is thanks to Rowling’s impressive willingness to keep fans supplied with new information via the gradual rollout of fan sitePottermore. The updates are mostly tidbits of wizard history in the form of world-building details or character bios, but today Pottermore unveiled the mother lode: a 1,500-word update on Harry’s life, in the form of a delightfully passive-aggressive dispatch from gossip reporter and occasional beetle Rita Skeeter. 

To view the story in full requires a Pottermore log-in, and even then, access isn’t guaranteed — the site predictably crashed almost instantly. The Internet always takes care of its own, however, so hats off toTumblr user accioslothspleasefor posting screenshots. Anyway, on to the close reading!

In a nod to a certain sporting event the rest of the world is still paying attention to, Skeeter’s column comes to us from the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. As obsessives already know, Harry Potter is set to turn 34 at the end of the month, putting us a few years shy of the only other insight Rowling’s given into the future of her protagonist: the 19-years-later epilogue to the original series, in which Harry (and his convincingly aged on-screen avatar) sends his son Albus Severus off to Hogwarts from Platform 9 3/4.

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Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid by Natalia Akimova

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Just make it a good one, eh? Because it was, you know. It was the best.

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Just make it a good one, eh? Because it was, you know. It was the best.

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