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Invictus

so, was watching Invictus the other night. Did you know that the title of the film (and the quote Morgan-Freeman-as-Nelson-Mandela is remembered for) is taken from this magnificent poem?

"Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the Pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud,

under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and fears

Looms but the horror of the shade

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.

-William Ernest Henley

Lovely band, lovely video. Just what I needed in the darkest days of the year!

Are you on the Bitch List?

Found on the floor of a Washington D.C. charter school, a taxonomy of over 90 types of bitches. All those times I told myself the 9 year olds hollering in the D.C. metro were being cute? Nope, they were actually hollerin. Probably at those #25 “spanish bitches who think they all that cause of their hair.” Have you seen that hair? They are all that.  

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It shouldn’t take magic to make it in America

It shouldn’t take magic to make it in America

Just when I thought Anthropologie couldn't get any better

Things I love: fall weather, chiffon, plaid, academia, floral prints, good bread, Netflix, Keynesian economics, reading. Things I love incorporated into Anthropologie’s “The New School” catalogue: all of the above (ok, Netflix is probably a stretch, but get one G&T in me and I could probably make a convincing case for the Keynesian economics in a socially inappropriate context. Like a bar where everyone else is not interested in talking about ideas. But I digress into autobiograhy.)