From “A People’s History of the United States”
"The Constitution, then, illustrates the complexity of the American system: that it serves the interests of a wealthy elite, but also does enough for small property owners, for middle-income mechanics and farmers, to build a broad base of support. The slightly prosperous people who make up this base of support are buffers against the blacks, the Indians, the very poor whites. They enable the elite to keep control with a minimum of coercion, a maximum of law—all made palatable by the fanfare of patriotism and unity."
Gems on every page, lemme tell ya.
Love and Logic
My quarter is starting off pretty swell. My business model class is practically my reason for existence. And I think I’m in love with my logic professor.
Seriously, it might be a problem. She’s slim and beautiful with short grey hair (yeah she’s old, you catch that all by yourself?) and thick black glasses. She’s spritely, dancing around the room while lecturing, so excited by the logics in her brain that she starts speed talking and cutting herself off, like she’s running this train of thought all for herself and talking out loud for us to enjoy the ride.
I probably looked so dumb just staring at her with a dumb grin on my face from ear-to-ear, head bobbing and weaving to follow her around the classroom.
She is a lovely logician, in love with logic, and now I think I’m in love with her. Sure she’s got a six or seven year old kid and is probably married and could be between 35 and 50, but what is age really, you know? (/mildsarcasm)
Anyway, I will not be skipping philosophy this quarter, that’s for damn sure. I might even go to office hours. I’ll keep y’all posted on my reverse-cougar escapades.
To close your account at Bank of America you are required to “submit your request in writing” which is such bullshit I think I’m gonna close my account.
Now I’m not sure what exactly I should do in terms of banking and stuff, but I’m fairly convinced that anyone will be better than good ‘ol B of A. Maybe there’s a good credit union around… Or maybe I should put all my money into gold.
Or Turnkey Gardens.
as quoted by Enrique Vila-Matas in Bartleby & Co., trans. Jonathan Dunne (via proustitute)
I’ve been through heaven and hellfire; there’s nothing on earth that can stop me now.
I’m gonna do one blogpost every day, and I’m gonna give myself no more than 20 minutes to do it. Some days they’ll be shit, some days they’ll end in the middle of a paragraph or thought, and some days they’ll actually be alright kinda.
The idea comes from this study I love and share all the time, about a class of elementary school students learning pottery. They’re split into two groups and each group is told they’ll be graded on a different thing: one group will be graded on the quality of their best pot, the other on the quantity of pots they produce, regardless of quality. By the end of the study, all of the best pots were created by students in the quantity group.
So just make a lot of stuff! Write a lot of things, publish lotsa arts, and make sure you put it places where you can get feedback — like tumblr :P