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Climactic Splashes

“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”

Sara: feminism and more.

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arlingtonvalib:

Andrew, a regular at Columbia Pike, listened to 1,000 books! #1000BooksBeforeKindergarten #librariesofinstagram  (at Arlington Public Library - Columbia Pike Branch)

Arlington celebrates childhood literacy. #notsoulless

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arlingtonvalib:

Andrew, a regular at Columbia Pike, listened to 1,000 books! #1000BooksBeforeKindergarten #librariesofinstagram (at Arlington Public Library - Columbia Pike Branch)

Arlington celebrates childhood literacy. #notsoulless

  #reblogged    #photo    #text    #yes i realize listening isn't reading    #but it's all part of the same goal ok    #guys this is my local library    #a plus Andrew    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #arlington public library    #columbia pike library    #literacy    #reading    #education    #not soulless    #notsoulless  
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#notsoulless Arlington’s response to unfair criticism is to support the Arlington Food Assistance Center. [x]
Seriously, get a shirt, feed those in need.
Also, one of our ex-Governor-cum-Senators Mark Warner staged a charming hallway “battle” with the offending Senator from New York. Bonus points to both of them.

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#notsoulless Arlington’s response to unfair criticism is to support the Arlington Food Assistance Center. [x]

Seriously, get a shirt, feed those in need.

Also, one of our ex-Governor-cum-Senators Mark Warner staged a charming hallway “battle” with the offending Senator from New York. Bonus points to both of them.

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  #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #senator warner    #senator mark warner    #mark warner    #senator gillibrand    #senator kirsten gillibrand    #kirsten gillibrand    #afac    #arlington food assistance center    #charity    #tshirt    #food assistance  

cakeandrevolution:

I want to see a reality tv show where straight dudes have to read the shitty messages they send to women to their mothers.

  #zing    #YES    #reblogged    #text    #dating    #sexism    #misogyny  

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"The Arlington Festival of the Arts Returns to Clarendon This Weekend" #notsoulless [x]

  #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #art    #festival    #clarendon    #notsoulless    #not soulless  
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ghostsofdc:

Fascinating 1916 Photo of Washington & Lee High School in Arlington cc @WLHSPrincipal @APSVirginia

Check out this amazing old photo of Washington & Lee High School in 1916 (according to the Library of Congress, though I’m sure that’s mislabeled because construction didn’t start until 1924 according to…

#notsoulless Arlington is the home of Washington-Lee High School, one of the best schools in the country.Editorial comment: Dude, the article has it wrong. I’m an alum, and there’s no “and” in the name. It’s Washington-Lee High School.Second editorial comment: I spent 3.5 years in the more or less “original” building and just the last half of senior year in the brand new building, so this has some interesting emotional resonance for me.

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ghostsofdc:

Fascinating 1916 Photo of Washington & Lee High School in Arlington cc @WLHSPrincipal @APSVirginia

Check out this amazing old photo of Washington & Lee High School in 1916 (according to the Library of Congress, though I’m sure that’s mislabeled because construction didn’t start until 1924 according to…

#notsoulless Arlington is the home of Washington-Lee High School, one of the best schools in the country.





Editorial comment: Dude, the article has it wrong. I’m an alum, and there’s no “and” in the name. It’s Washington-Lee High School.

Second editorial comment: I spent 3.5 years in the more or less “original” building and just the last half of senior year in the brand new building, so this has some interesting emotional resonance for me.

  #fyi editorial comment writer is ME    #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #1920s    #Washington-Lee High School    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #education    #notsoulless    #not soulless    #class of 2008!  

Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.

In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:

“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”

In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.

  #AGREED    #ALWAYS REBLOG    #reblogged    #quote    #text    #FEMINISM    #SPEECH    #FREE SPEECH    #IMPLICT BIAS    #GENDER BIAS    #sexism    #misogyny    #representation    #language    #public life    #education  
stunningpicture:


Me (located in Iceland) and my friend (located in New Zealand) made the biggest sandwich of all time.

stunningpicture:

Me (located in Iceland) and my friend (located in New Zealand) made the biggest sandwich of all time.

  #i approve of this feat    #bravo    #reblogged    #photo    #photoset    #text    #prank    #sort of anyway    #earth sandwich    #iceland    #new zealand  
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Ken Burns uses and praises Arlington PBS facilities. #notsoulless

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Ken Burns uses and praises Arlington PBS facilities. #notsoulless

  #retweeted by my pbs station!    #Aaahhhh!    #reblogged    #photo    #text    #twitter    #tweet    #tweets    #Arlington    #arlington virginia    #The Roosevelts    #ken burns    #WETA    #not soulless    #notsoulless  

PBS is a beautiful thing and I normally could seriously do without commercials, but I have an urgent problem while watching The Roosevelts:

How do I run to the bathroom without missing anything?!

  #gotta GOOOOO    #not reblogged    #personal    #text    #pbs    #The Roosevelts    #peeing  
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arlingtonvalib:

Artist Martha Jackson Jarvis’ mosaic fountain at Shirlington has fascinated kids and adults since 2006. #librariesofinstagram #arlingtonpublicart
 (at Arlington Public Library, Shirlington Branch)

Arlington boasts a ton of public art, including this mosaic fountain at a library. #notsoulless

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arlingtonvalib:

Artist Martha Jackson Jarvis’ mosaic fountain at Shirlington has fascinated kids and adults since 2006. #librariesofinstagram #arlingtonpublicart
(at Arlington Public Library, Shirlington Branch)

Arlington boasts a ton of public art, including this mosaic fountain at a library. #notsoulless

  #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #arlington public library    #art    #public art    #notsoulless    #not soulless    #libraries  
Millennials may think they’re staying out of financial trouble by forgoing credit cards, but they’re doing a disservice to themselves and their credit scores. The responsible use of credit cards is one of the easiest ways to build a strong credit score, which is essential for qualifying for insurance policies, auto and mortgage loans, and sometimes even a job.

Bankrate.com credit card analyst Jeanine Skowronski, on Millennials shying away from credit cards (via chicagotribune)

Maybe millennials don’t use credit cards because they don’t want to be in massive debt, lols.

(via elizabitchtaylor)

the whole point of her goddamn quote is RESPONSIBLE USE. meaning, you get a credit card, you occasionally put groceries or something on it, you pay the minimum, your credit score stays nice. not to fucking buy a yacht or go on a goddamned shopping spree. maybe millennials aren’t using credit cards because they’re too damn irresponsible to fucking LEARN HOW TO USE THEM. or, I don’t know, comprehend when someone is trying to teach you something and instead responding with a flippant lolz. good god Tumblr, you can be so frustrating. 

No, NOT THE MINIMUM, pay it off IN FULL every single month.

Which means don’t use it for anything you couldn’t alternatively just pay cash for.

Literally just use it as an extra middle step that 1) builds credit because of course you are able to show that you pay things back completely and promptly because you’ve made sure that you’re not spending beyond your cash means, and 2) gives you a little bit more protection in terms of identity theft stuff, especially online, because credit cards usually let you contest stuff more easily.

  #like    #only use it for stuff you would be able to afford EVEN IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD    #so that you are definitely able to pay it off in full every single damn month    #reblogged    #quote    #text    #financial advice    #credit cards    #finances    #millennials    #advice    #life    #budgeting    #credit  
cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
Read more here

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!

Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.

Read more here

  #what the flying fuck    #unacceptable and so scary    #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #racism    #sexism    #misogyny    #police brutality  
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Katie Couric was born and grew up in Arlington, graduating from Yorktown High School. #notsoulless [x]

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Katie Couric was born and grew up in Arlington, graduating from Yorktown High School. #notsoulless [x]

  #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #katie couric    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #yorktown high school    #yorktown    #not soulless    #notsoulless  
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"About 90% of all graduating high school seniors in Arlington go on to attend college." #notsoulless [x]

hashtag-notsoulless:

"About 90% of all graduating high school seniors in Arlington go on to attend college." #notsoulless [x]

  #lol that's me    #gpoy    #me    #swarthmore    #swarthmore college    #swattie    #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #education    #notsoulless    #not soulless  
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"About 27 percent of Arlington residents speak a language other than English at home." #notsoulless [x, x]

hashtag-notsoulless:

"About 27 percent of Arlington residents speak a language other than English at home." #notsoulless [x, x]

  #reblogged    #photo    #text    #link    #arlington    #arlington virginia    #language    #languages    #diversity    #not soulless    #notsoulless