"I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown. Eat interesting food. Dig some interesting people. Have an adventure. Be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get a sense of what globalization looks like. It’s not what Tom Friedman writes about; I’m sorry. You’re going to see that global climate change is very real. And that for some people, their day consists of walking 12 miles for four buckets of water. And so there are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight. A lot of people—Americans and Europeans—come back and go, Ohhhhh. And the light bulb goes on."
Henry Rollins (via rebeccabone)
Among the many reasons why I’m so excited to travel to China this summer.
(Source: runouttheguns, via rebeccaxhart)
RT @HP: Look good, work all day without recharging – it’s the #HP Folio 13 #ultrabook. http://t.co/U9xXYztu
As finals approach, Operation OUWL is in full effect. I have never seen more under fed, sleep deprived, and stressed out individuals under one roof for an extended period of time.
Good luck to everyone on their final projects and exams, and looking forward to coming out on the other end with a few weeks of rest to prepare for the next round: OUWWQ (Occupy UW Winter Quarter).
(A student at U of Texas settles in for a long occupation)