Shelby Pope interviews plant biologist Kate Scheibel about her experience with GMO technology.
Eventually it will get to an end (there is no perfect Elastic collision).
Trom Hanicks. Nines of thousands of dollars.
Public transportation for the win!
I’m a straight guy, in a marriage. I just didn’t know any transgender people. I’ve read stuff from transgender people on Twitter, and I never would have before. My wife is a teacher and has transgender students, but Twitter helped normalize transgender people for me. I used to use the word “tranny” in a manner that would be derogatory or hurtful if you were on the receiving end. But Twitter exposed me to the idea that they’re human people just like me with wants, needs, dreams, fears, and I don’t do that anymore.
Twitter accelerated the learning curve, where a straight white American guy where the world is classically considered to be my oyster, I now am delighted to be up to speed with the basic humanity of people born one gender who want to be another. I know that’s long winded. But that was an awesome eye opening. It’s helped reduce prejudices that I had."
— Rob Delaney on what he’s learned from Twitter, from his Co.Create Master Class about how to be the funniest person on Twitter. (via fastcompany)
It’s funny how little you have to know someone in order to love them. Some people just shine. Their eyes, their smiles, the small stories they tell reveal a goodness so gentle and deep that you can’t help but harbor a fierce affection for them. I want to build walls around these people, protect them and keep them safe, but in a lot of cases I suspect that it’s the very absence of those walls that make these people so magnetic, so understanding, and so kind.
Midwestern to the core, quiet and unobtrusive, my first reaction to news of a death is freezable starchy meals. Grief casseroles. My second reaction: these two verses of Swinburne’s Garden of Proserpine; sad and heavy but also noble and exultant; like the shining people who move us and invariably have to leave us behind.
— Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things (via brutereason)